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APAP 2011 Unsung Heroes Honorable Mention: Neo Ve'ave'a

This blog post was written by APAP Blogger, Val LiHang Jacobo.

Hailing from the island of Tutuila, American Samoa is the Pacific community's Unsung Hero, Neo Ve'ave'a of San Francisco. His parents are Motu Veavea and Maurie Tauoa, from the villages of Vaitogi and Leone. 


Asian American Political Clout: A Post-Election Analysis

An invitation to an event from the Asia Society Northern California:

Asian American Political Clout: A Post-Election Analysis
November 15, 2011 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm
PPIC Bechtel Conference Center, 500 Washington Street, 1st floor, San
Francisco, CA

A growing and increasingly organized Asian American population has
raised its profile on the San Francisco political stage. This year Ed


Asian American Identity Politics and the Race for Mayor of San Francisco


Re-enactment of Chinese immigrant exclusion and recent quelling of protests show a future without diversity and freedom

From the Restore Fairness blog-

"The only way to make sure people you agree with can speak is to support the rights of people you don't agree with."
- Eleanor Holmes Norton, civil rights activist and Democrat Delegate to Congress representing the District of Columbia.


Join the President in San Francisco

In case you were not aware of the visit by the President next week:

Join the President in San Francisco

We are kicking off a new campaign, and we want you with us from the start.
Please join President Obama at a fundraising kickoff for supporters like you
in San Francisco. What:Obama Victory Fund 2012 Kick-Off with the President

Where:Nob Hill Masonic Center
1111 California Street
San Francisco, CA 94108
When:Wednesday, April 20, 2011 - 5:00 p.m.


THE ASIAN LAW CAUCUS CONGRATULATES ED LEE, SAN FRANCISCO'S FIRST ASIAN AMERICAN MAYOR

THE ASIAN LAW CAUCUS CONGRATULATES ED LEE,  
SAN FRANCISCO'S FIRST ASIAN AMERICAN MAYOR


APAP PAC Endorses Jane Kim for San Francisco Supervisor of District 6!

Jane Kim's wide range of experience makes her an ideal candidate for Supervisor. She worked as a civil rights attorney at the Lawyer's Committee for Civil Rights, community organizer for Chinatown Community Development Center (CCDC), and served as President of the San Francisco School Board, to which she was elected to in 2006.

Learn more about Jane at http://www.janekim.org.


Bay Area APAP House Party - Features APA Emerging Leaders

The San Francisco Bay Area APAP House Party took place in Berkeley, CA. We were fortunate to have an impressive group of attendees including many emerging APA leaders from UC Berkeley, local public officials, national & state program directors/coordinators, an APAP board member and our special guest, Jennifer Pae, who is running for Oakland City Council.


How Has the Judiciary Affected APAs?

This is part of a series of posts examining the interaction of the Asian Pacific American community and our court system.  You can make an immediate contribution to increasing diversity on the federal bench by calling members of the Senate Judiciary Committee and signing a letter [link to come] urging your Senators to confirm Professor Goodwin Liu, nominee to the U.S.


Asian American Businesses and Discrimination in Public Contracting; Affirmative Action Helps Asian Firms

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A new report* to be published by the Asian American Justice Center will summarize an analysis of Asian American business participation in public contracting activities by the cities of Atlanta, Chicago, and San Francisco.  Bottom line: Asian American owned businesses in the industries of construction, IT/technology, and architecture/engineeing (the above video features one Asian American design firm - DScheme in San Francisco) are not getting thei