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Washington, DC -Leaders of Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote), a nonpartisan nonprofit civic engagement organization, today urged media outlets to examine how their ongoing coverage of allegations involving political campaign donations by individuals of Asian descent may wrongly generalize the civic eng
Gainesville, FL- With the help of the National Asian American Student Conference (NAASCon), Asian Pacific Islander American (APIA) Vote 2004, and South Asian American Voting Youth (SAAVY), Asian American college students across the country are organizing around the 2004 Presidential Election like never before.
At a recent voter fair at Placita Olvera, Carmen Gutierrez practiced punching her ballot in a mock polling booth and received information about the state's propositions.
Though she has lived in the United States for more than a decade, Gutierrez only became a new citizen in September and registered to vote earlier this month. Gutierrez said she is eager to vote in the presidential election.
LANSING, Mich. — The portrayal of a young Asian woman speaking broken English in a Super Bowl ad being run by U.S. Senate candidate Pete Hoekstra against Michigan incumbent Debbie Stabenow is bringing charges of racial insensitivity. GOP consultant Nick De Leeuw flat-out scolded the Holland Republican for the ad. "Stabenow has got to go. But shame on Pete Hoekstra for that appalling new advertisement," De Leeuw wrote on his Facebook page Sunday morning. "Racism and xenophobia aren't any way to get things done."
WASHINGTON, May 1 (Reuters) - The fast-growing Asian American community is largely untapped by U.S. presidential candidates and their political parties even though they are expected to vote in record numbers this fall, an opinion poll showed on Tuesday.
A group says the Asian-American vote will be crucial, especially in battleground states in the US elections. ABS-CBN North America Bureau correspondent Steve Angeles reports.
U.S. Senate candidate Pete Hoekstra's Super Bowl Sunday ad has drawn criticism from Republicans, Democrats, ministers and Asian Americans.But former U.S. Rep. Hoekstra, a Holland Republican, defended the ad this morning, saying it was meant to draw a clear contrast between him and the senator he’s trying to defeat, Debbie Stabenow.
In the fight for independents, Hispanics and women, Republicans and Democrats alike seem to have forgotten about one of the fastest growing populations in the United States, Asian Americans. A poll out Tuesday shows that while Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are on the rise in important swing states like Nevada, Virginia and Florida, candidates from both parties are doing little to court them.