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APAP 2011 Unsung Heroes: George Cheung and Cherry Cayabyab

This blog post was written by APAP Founder and Board President, Curtis Chin.


Paull Shin: Could an Asian American be standing in the way of Equal Rights?

The Washington State legislature begins debate on a marriage equality bill tomorrow. It's a bill that, if passed, would make Washington the seventh state to offer equal marriage rights to its gay and lesbian citizens on a state level. (Full equal rights will require the removal of the federal-level Defense of Marriage Act.)


Full and Part-Time UNPAID Internships in Office of Representative Michael M. Honda (CA-15)

Experience Capitol Hill with a Congressional Internship! Democratic
Congressman Mike Honda (CA-15) seeks unpaid interns for the Spring of
2011. Spring interns will work from April 4 to the end of June. As
an intern, your primary responsibility will be to support and assist
the staff and serve the people of the 15th Congressional District of
California. Duties may include but are not limited to data entry,
researching policies and programs to draft correspondence to
constituents, attending hearings and briefings for staff, providing


Congressman Mike Honda Tribute for Ten Years of Congressional Leadership - November 17, Washington DC

Next Wednesday night, November 17, at the Naval Memorial Theatre, the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies and the Center for Asian American Media are hosting this tribute event. 


AAPI GOTV in Washington, DC - Phonebank at the DNC!

Asian Pacific Americans for Progress (APAP) Political Action Commitee (PAC) has endorsed Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Congressional Candidates, Manan Trivedi (PA 6) and Colleen Hanabusa (HI 1).


AAPIs represent at the March for America in DC

It's been reported that about 200k people showed up on the National Mall today for a historic precendence (take that Tea Party!) to keep President Obama accountable to his promise to pass an Immigration Reform bill. AAPI groups represented in full force from all over the country. Starting from the AAPI constituency pre-rally at noon, advocates and activists joined supporters on the national mall in the blazing sun to demand Comprehensive Immigration Reform in 2010. Debrief the March with us: http://bit.ly/CIRforAAPIs


2010 Census Outreach to Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders

Happy New Year! It's 2010, and no matter how you say it -- "two thousand and ten" or "twenty-ten" -- the new year brings one very important matter -- THE 2010 CENSUS!!!

Over the holidays, I noticed a good number of press releases and news items about efforts by AAPI community organizations to encourage, but I'm thinking that most of us were in the holiday mood, and could use a reminder of what's happening!



Lloyd Hara, Marilyn Stickland results and other AAPI candidates in WA

There were five Asian Americans running for office in Washington on Tuesday. It's a mixed bag of results with two clear winners and two more still in tight counting. The inside scoop from our friend Kristina Logsdon in Seattle:


LGBT civil rights on the ballot... again

Okay, last night was a tough night for everyone following the results of Maine's Prop 1, the initiative to repeal marriage equality in Maine. From everything leading up to the vote, it seemed our side had done everything right. We had learned the horrible lessons of Prop 8 in California and we were fighting back against the right-wing lies, organizing a grassroots campaign, raising early money. Still, we lost by the same amount 52-48%.


One Year After Prop 8: Why Asian Americans Should Support Marriage Equality

On November 4th, 2008, Proposition 8 passed in California, eliminating the right to marry for same-sex couples.  One year later, the rights of the LGBT community are again up for a popular vote, in Maine, Washington and Michigan. 

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As a straight ally in the fight for marriage equality, I am often asked why I work on the issue of marriage equality.