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Nominate your AAPI Unsung Hero for 2011

With the 2012 national and congressional elections looming, there are many issues at stake.  We must continue advocating for the 99%, champion fair immigration policies, defend our civil liberties and address our warming climate.  Once again, we'd like to recognize the amazing work of Asian Pacific American progressives around the country.


APAP SF Bay Area Mixer with KAYA

Join progressive folks from Asian Pacific Americans for Progress (APAP) and KAYA: Filipino Americans for Progress for a drink (pre-Advancing Justice Conference) as we celebrate Asian and Filipino American progressives this election 2011.

Wednesday, October 26

7-9PM

Hukilau San Francisco

5 Masonic Ave

San Francisco

RSVP on facebook

 


South Asian Summit 2011

SOUTH ASIAN SUMMIT 2011


South Asian Summit 2011

SOUTH ASIAN SUMMIT 2011


What's Next for the DREAM Act?

A few days ago, the DREAM Act failed to pass in the Senate. Once again, we were disappointed at Congress for playing politics over our lives. Nonetheless, we must continue to fight and hold on to our dreams because there’s a better future ahead of us. As my friend said, “we lost the battle, but the war is not over yet.” Indeed, our dream is certainly not over yet. In fact, we may be better equipped to push for the DREAM Act and comprehensive immigration reform in the upcoming years. Here’s the reason:


You can help determine the political future of AAPIs -- but only two weeks left to sign up!

The Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC) and other Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) organizations are encouraging qualified AAPIs to apply for the new redistricting commission established by Proposition 11.  The 14-person citizens commission will draw new maps for state legislative and Board of Equalization districts in 2011.  How the new maps are drawn will determine whether AAPI communities are kept together or split unfairly.