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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.

Why Aren’t Asian Americans Voting?

Why Aren’t Asian Americans Voting?

“Can you not use my real name? I didn’t tell any of my friends that I didn’t vote. Being in San Francisco, we know a lot of politically passionate people, and I didn’t want them to judge us.”Anna, 34, and her husband weren’t the only ones to skip the poll booths this...

The Quick Facts: Post-Election Asian America

The Quick Facts: Post-Election Asian America

Mochi Magazine conducted a survey on the past election cycle from December 7 to 19, 2016. 317 Asian Americans, ages 14-68, participated. Here, highlights from the results:   Participation92% voted in November’s 2016 presidential election.For comparison, 8%...

Meet Your Three Asian American Female Senators

Meet Your Three Asian American Female Senators

This January, a historic number of Asian American women were elected to the U.S. Senate. Tammy Duckworth and Kamala Harris joined Senator Mazie Hirono, the only Asian American woman to have held a Senate position prior to 2017. Here, we’ve compiled everything you need...

11 Asian American Non-Profits You Need to Know About ASAP

11 Asian American Non-Profits You Need to Know About ASAP

Donald Trump’s victory left Americans, particularly those who identify with groups he attacked during his campaign, feeling uneasy. One way to cope with this nervous energy is to channel it into something productive to protect and support causes that will be affected...

How Textbooks Inspired a Chinese Activist to Fight For Gay Rights

How Textbooks Inspired a Chinese Activist to Fight For Gay Rights

When Qiu Bai was a freshman at China’s Sun Yat-Sen University, she thought she liked another girl. Not knowing much about homosexuality, she turned to medical textbooks in the school library for guidance. Instead, what she found scared and upset her.“A lot of...

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