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We can’t afford to be quiet and complacent anymore. Learn about issues, candidates, and policies that affect the Asian American community and beyond.

California State Treasurer Chats About Leadership and Finance

California State Treasurer Chats About Leadership and Finance

Leadership has been on my mind a lot lately — on the national level as we head into an election year, as well as in my personal life as I think about who is in charge, what power entails, and what leaders do. There are many different kinds of leaders, but one thing...

Seema Nanda: Making an Impact

Seema Nanda: Making an Impact

In August 2018, Seema Nanda took over as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), becoming the first Asian American in recent memory appointed to the role. As CEO, Nanda manages the day-to-day operations of the DNC and supports the...

Angry Asian Girls Shatter Expectations of Being an Angry, Asian Girl

Angry Asian Girls Shatter Expectations of Being an Angry, Asian Girl

To understand Angry Asian Girls (AAG), the Boston-based collective, everything to know is right in the name: They empower their community by giving a voice to angry Asian girls, or folks who want to push against the supremacist mainstream. The organization hosts...

Trump Ends DACA, Impacting Around 800,000 Undocumented Youth

Trump Ends DACA, Impacting Around 800,000 Undocumented Youth

This morning, the White House (under the direction of Trump) announced that it is ending DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, an Obama-era initiative that grants work permits to undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children. The move...

In Trump’s America, a Month Feels Like a Four-Year Term

In Trump’s America, a Month Feels Like a Four-Year Term

On November 8, Donald J. Trump was elected the 45th president of the United States.It’s been more than a month since his inauguration, and since then, the American public has been hit with wave after wave of [getty src="632208238" width="594" height="396" tld="com"]In...

The Top Three Election Issues That Concerned Asian Americans in 2016

The Top Three Election Issues That Concerned Asian Americans in 2016

Today, Asian Americans make up just 6 percent of the U.S. population and only 3 percent of voters, according to the latest [getty src="171575554" width="507" height="338" tld="com"]“We’ve seen a major pushback and even the erosion of civil rights and the breakdown of...

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