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Asian Americans - Keys Statistics for your Election Decision and Why Your Vote Matters

By Jomel Angat, APA for Progress Contributor, Sr. Debate Coach at George Mason University, @Debate4Obama

As an Asian American and progressive activist, here's a spoiler alert.  You should probably vote for a second term for President Obama.  Here are some telling statistics to get started.

First, the Facebook test: 


AAPI Heritage Month

THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release April 29, 2011
ASIAN AMERICAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER HERITAGE MONTH, 2011
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BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
A PROCLAMATION


OCA Seeks Director of Operations

*JOB ANNOUNCEMENT*

*Director of Operations*


For Muslims and Asian Americans, silence is NOT golden

South Park's 200th and 201st episodes and its controversy surrounding the depiction of Mohammed and its censor bleeps bring into light the complex nature of Islam and the representation of Muslims in the mainstream media. It is complex because Islam is perhaps one of the most misunderstood major religions and have often been perceived in an negative light by the mainstream media.


Remember! BE COUNTED!

I understand that there are many blog entries about the census already and I KNOW that many of you have heard the mantra, “10 Questions, 10 minutes!” many times.  However, I think it’s important to reiterate once again why participating and sending that blue census form is so important for the API community since the Census Day, April 1, is already right around the corner.


Wei Chen, Asian American Leadership & South Philly High School

It's been a while since I've written anything on the case of violence and neglect by institutional leadership at South Philly High.


Census 2010 Images of Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders

Working at one of the community partners for Census outreach, we received a bunch of posters to publicize the Census.  The poster above is one of my favorite Census 2010 posters.


We Marched for America - Reflections


Did Nobel Winner Obama forget about Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders?

This just in! President Obama is generously donating his Nobel Peace Prize award money to a bunch of charitable organizations. Hooray! Congrats to the following orgs: Fisher House ($250,000), Clinton-Bush Haiti Fund ($200,000), College Summit ($125,000), Posse Foundation ($125,000), United Negro College Fund ($125,000), Hispanic Scholarship Fund ($125,000), Appalachian Leadership & Education Foundation ($125,000), American Indian College Fund ($125,000).


Asian Americans Lean Left Politically

Here's a report that just come out from the esteemed Gallup Organization. It just confirms something that we at APAP have known for some time:  Asian Americans are more liberal and progressive than the stereotypes.