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Who's Got Our Filipino WWII Veterans' Backs? A Look Back for a Better Look Forward

The Filipino American community is shaping up to be a critical constituency in the upcoming Presidential election.  Asian Americans are the fastest growing racial group, and Filipino Americans are the second largest contingent in this increasingly important demographic.  At the same time, we have higher levels of undecided voters and Filipino Americans in particular, demonstrate almost an equal split between undecided voters and Obama supporters, with a slight lead for Romney supporters.  In an election where undecided voters are at a premium, significant populations of Filip

AAA-Fund: Honoring Heroes in Public Service on April 5t

Press Release
For Immediate Release:  March 15, 2011

Contact:  Lida Peterson (lida@cimpa.org)

U.S. Senator Akaka, and U.S. Representatives Honda 
and Chu Honored as Heroes In Public Service at the 
11th Annual Asian American Action Fund (AAA-Fund) 
Reception on April 5th at DNC Headquarters in D.C.

Register Now: January 7 White House Initiative Summit on Entrepreneurship & Small Business Growth

White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

Summit on Entrepreneurship and Small Business Growth

Mountain View, California

Summit Keynote: U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Gary Locke (bio)

Friday, January 7, 2011

8:00 am – 2:00 pm

California API Policy Summit talks Arizona Anti-Immigrant Law

by Erin Pangilinan

AAPIs and the Urgency for Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Following our last post on the AAPI Contingency and details for March for America, here are details for the hill event panel.

AAPIs and the Urgency for Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Hosted by APAP-DC Chapter

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010


Cannon House Office Building Room 121

Washington, DC

Immigration reform activists diversifying ranks

Happy holidays, readers. Sorry for the light posts as most of our bloggers are spending time with family and friends. We're keeping an eye out on healthcare reform, but once a bill is passed in early January, all attention will be placed on immigration. APAP will be announcing a major initiative shortly (for early February), please let us know if you'd like to be involved.

KAYA Honors Congressman Mike Honda, with Special Guest Kamala Harris on 9/28

Remember it was just a year ago when we got together at Zebulon in SF to launch Filipinos for Obama? Your overwhelming support catapulted our leadership team and volunteers to a new level of outreach and we grew into an unprecedented movement within our own community.

Come and celebrate KAYA's first birthday and kick-off another eventful year!

State of Asian America

front-apap-buttons Dear Friends, As you may have noticed, since the beginning of the year, our blog has been trying to beef up our content. We hope you've enjoyed the added posts on news items, events and opportunities, as well as some of the analysis we've been providing. In the coming weeks (and months), we'll be gradually increasing our policy discussion. We hope you all read Oiyan Poon's excellent six-part series on the U.C. Admissions Scandal of 2009. If not, check it out. Oiyan will continue on as our Education Editor, providing comments on education policy. We are also assembling a team of experts on immigration, health care, urban policy and other issues, all of whom will be adding to the debate. It is our goal to make this a hub of discussion, to help percolate ideas and help establish a set of priority agenda for the community. If you would like to join our blog team, please let us know. In particular, we'd like to find people to cover the environment, labor issues and civil rights. In a similar spirit, here is a press release from the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus and Congressman Mike Honda:
STATE OF THE ASIAN AMERICAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER COMMUNITY Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Mike Honda (D-CA) issued the following statement on the State of the Asian American and Pacific Islander community: “Today, our nation faces tremendous challenge. People throughout our country are losing their jobs, their homes, and struggling to keep their families afloat. We are in tough times, and as the President stated in his State of the Union address on Tuesday, we will rebuild together, and by developing our resilience, we will emerge stronger and more unified as a nation.

Congressman Honda Seeks Feedback

honda Now that President Obama has signed the

Report on AAPI Roadtrip for Obama

Photos from Sunday Coordinator and APA for Progress member Jay Chen brings us this report on the AAPI Roadtrip for Obama this past weekend: