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2012 Asian American Voters: Five Facts

The article below is a crosspost. "5 Facts about 2012 Asian American Voters" was prepared by Anh Phan of the Center for American Progress. This article finds its complement also in the read-between-the-line issues laid bare in the 2012 Facts for Features: Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month: May 2012 (based on the 2010 U.S. Census).

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Asian Americans running for Congress at Record Number

Coming off their successful dinner with President Obama, the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies released this report. It shows a record number of Asian Americans running for Congress, 21 Democrats and 4 Republicans. It's a diverse list with many potentially good races for progressives. Some of the heavy-hitters include Tammy Duckworth in IL, Ami Bera and Mark Takano in CA and Grace Meng in NY:


Asian Americans Run for Congress

Here's an article that just appeared in the USA Today. It's about the rising number of Asian Americans running for Congress. While there were eight solid candidates in 2010, all Democrats, that number has more than doubled to 19 this go around, including some folks who are making a second go of it, including Ami Bera and Tammy Duckworth.


Asian Americans Running for Congress

Although the final results were disappointing, the 2010 cycle was a breakthrough year for credible Asian American candidates running for Congress. In total, eight candidates made it through the primary, all Democrats. Ultimately, State Senator Hansen Clarke, who ran in Michigan's 13th Congressional District, was the only one to emerge victorious. (Clarke joined the progressive and AAPI caucuses in Congress soon after winning his seat.)

However 2012 could be just as big as six solid candidates have already announced their candidacies.


Join the Conversation with Secretary Mineta and other AAPI policy leaders!

To celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, APIAVote is kicking off the Norman Y. Mineta Leadership Institute (NYMLI) Speaker Series in Washington, D.C. This Speaker Series will bolster our NYM Leadership Institute, by bringing the dialogue about AAPI political involvement and political participation to a national stage. Chaired by the Honorable Norman Y. Mineta, NYMLI's mission is to increase the leadership and organizing capacity of AAPI communities by training and equipping leaders with the skills to successfully engage AAPIs in electoral campaigns.


Tammy Duckworth for Lieutenant Governor?

Wow, it seems like just yesterday we were discussing Raja Krishnamoorthi as the Democratic candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Illinois. Now word comes out that Governor Pat Quinn would actually like to add Assistant Secretary of Defense Tammy Duckworth to the ticket. It's great to see so many qualified Asian Americans being concerned for top level positions.


Edward Chow to join Cabinet of Maryland Governor

In Maryland, Democratic Governor Martin O'Malley will announce two mid-term Cabinet appointments Tuesday, including the first Asian American to serve in his cabinet. Edward Chow Jr.,&


Tammy Duckworth Flies Again

Here's a great story in the Chicago Tribune about Assistant Cabinet Secretary Tammy Duckworth. As you'll recall, Tammy lost both of her legs when a rocket propelled grenade shot down the Black Hawk helicopter she was piloting in Iraq. That was nearly five years ago. Now she's back to flying again.


Tammy Duckworth combats G.O.P. lies

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Fear. Fear. Fear. That's all the Republicans seem to know how to do these days.