Monthly Archives: February 2010

People Power Celebration, Sunday, February 28, 2010

Join the People Power Celebration today, Sunday, February 28. 2010 in Union Square San Francisco.

KAYA announces its participation in the Annual Filipino Intercollegiate Networking Dialogue (FIND) National Conference

WHAT KAYA: Filipino Americans for Progress announces its participation in the Annual Filipino Intercollegiate Networking Dialogue (FIND) National Conference, with the purpose of empowering young Filipino Americans and increasing political involvement and leadership.  This year’s conference features keynote speaker General Antonio G. Taguba, staunch advocate for Filipino WWII veterans and author of the Taguba Report on the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq.  KAYA encourages attendance of several panels led by Washington, DC Chapter leaders.

WHEN / WHERE Saturday, February 27, 2010 at the University of Maryland in College Park, MD Continue reading

Spend your break fighting for justice as a union organizer!

The deadline has been extended to Monday, March 1, 2010. If you are college senior who is passionate about grassroots organizing, workers’ rights and progressive social change?  Are you a student activist who is anxious to continue the fight for social justice once you graduate? Do you believe that a strong labor movement is vital to fighting back the attacks on working families, on health care, and the very fabric of what makes our communities vibrant? Continue reading

Save the Date, Pearl Gala II, June 20-26, 2010

SAVE THE DATE!

Dear Friends and Colleagues:

On behalf of the Pearl Gala II team (Christine Chen, Irene Bueno and Chau Nguyen) and the organizations below, we would like to invite you to participate in a series of important events in the nation’s capital from June 20-June 26, 2010. Leading Asian Pacific American national organizations will provide the opportunity to learn about significant legislative, educational and civil rights issues. The Fundraising Workshop will afford participants practical strategies to raise funds in challenging times and meet with donors. We are also asking federal agencies to provide briefings on minority contracting, job openings and grant opportunities. That week also coincides with the opening of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival 2010, which for the first time in its history will feature Asian Pacific Americans as one of the three themes. The Festival typically attracts over a million people to the National Mall. Continue reading

Asian Americans’ stake in reform

By Rep. Mike Honda (D-Calif.) – 02/03/10 07:12 PM ET

When it comes to the issue of immigration, what quickly comes to American minds? Given that reporters repeatedly write about immigrants crossing the Mexican-U.S. border, the likely response: Hispanics. This focus, unfortunately, has devolved into deleterious scapegoating of immigrants from Central and South America. This is hardly a fair burden for Hispanics to carry, as immigration realities are much more diverse. Continue reading

CAPAC’s State of the AAPI Community

Washington, DC – Congressman Mike Honda (D-CA) issued the following statement on the State of the Asian American and Pacific Islander community:

“As people across the country reflect upon the President’s State of the Union address delivered last week, Asian Americans and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities also are looking back at our accomplishments and ahead for what needs to still be done.  At a time where we must put Americans back to work and fight to eliminate healthcare disparities, we must continue to work together to ensure that AAPIs are not left out of policy decisions.

“AAPIs are the fastest growing and most diverse racial group in the United States. We have made tremendous economic, political, and social contributions to our nation. Continue reading

Asian Americans Lean Left Politically | apaforprogress.org

PRINCETON, NJ — Gallup Daily tracking data reveal that Asian-Americans tend to be more Democratic and much less conservative than the general population in their political views.

Political Views of Asian-Americans, Compared to the National Average

These findings are based on aggregated data from Gallup’s 2009 Daily tracking survey, including interviews with more than 4,000 Asian-Americans. For the purpose of analysis, respondents are categorized as Asian-Americans if they self-identify their race as Asian. Continue reading