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Targeting the AAPI Vote for the 2012 Presidential Election

Profile of Mario Salazar, Obama Regional Field Director

Back in 2008, the Asian American community in Philadelphia did a bang up job of organizing voters on behalf of Obama. One of the friendly faces in the Chinatown office back then was Mario Salazar, a friend and ally of APAP. Mario is now working for the Obama 2012 campaign in the pivotal state of Nevada where the Asian American vote is even more critical. Here's a profile of the new Regional Field Director.

New challenges and new hopes- immigrant voters hold their own in the elections

From the Restore Fairness blog-

As election fever passes and the nation takes stock, one thing becomes clear – even as Republicans have taken control of the House and Democrats remain strong in the Senate, no one can afford to ignore the immigrant voter.

Jury Rules Immigrant’s Murder a Hate Crime, Even as Vicious Ads Continue to Stoke Racial Tensions

From the Restore Fairness blog-

Guest Blogger: Jackie Mahendra from America's Voice.

Today's Worst Asian American in the World - Senator John Ensign (R-NV)

Yes, that John Ensign.  H/T to Keith Chow (who got it from Jeff Yang who got it from Curtis) for pointing this out in his Facebook status update. Although John Ensign is part Filipino (and according to his

Nevada, Anyone?

NEVADA, ANYONE? Asian Pacific Americans for Progress, Chinese Americans for Obama, South Asians for Obama and Filipinos for Obama are teaming up to organize a road trip to Nevada on the weekend of Sept. 12-14th. Volunteers in Northern California will be heading to Reno, while volunteers in Southern California will be targetting Las Vegas. Please let us know if you'd like to join us.

APAP members in Pacific Citizen

Pacific Citizen included an image of Curtis Chin and Oiyan Poon, as well as a quote from me in their latest article about Asian Americans in the Nevada primary (specifically the Black and Brown Debate).

Thanks and Moving Forward

On behalf of the board of Asian Pacific Americans for Progress, thank you for joining us in Vegas. It was awesome to see so many young AAPI's showing the power of our community!

Two new videos from APAP's Eric Byler