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Filipino-American community leaders in the Hampton Roads area – home to nearly 40,000 Filipinos – gathered here over the weekend with a strong commitment to be actively engaged in the US political process by registering hundreds of eligible voters and getting them out to vote in the November 6 elections.
美亞太裔投票促進會密西根分會「領導新面貌（New Faces of Leadership）」演講及座談會，17日晚在菲律賓社區中心舉辦，華裔國會眾議員趙美心任榮譽主講人，她在會上呼籲亞裔積極爭取平等權益，也希望各族裔能相互尊重，相互了解，大家一起把美國建造成幸福家園。趙美心也以最近亞裔團體要求侯克斯崔（Pete Hoekstra）針對其競選廣告中的族裔字眼向亞裔道歉一事，強調族裔團結發聲的重要性。
In an election year where Latinos have been identified as the voting block that could decide who is the next president, a new poll suggests that another ethnic group - Asian Americans - could also tilt the race in favor of either President Obama or Governor Mitt Romney.
New voter ID laws could threaten Asian American voters this November, community leaders said today. "With changing laws, voters may not be aware of the state’s requirement for proper identification", said Christine Chen, executive director of Asian & Pacific Islander American Vote.
Although it is a small sampling, a poll conducted April 5-15 by polling firm Lake Research Partners shows that a majority of the Indian American potential voters surveyed then had a “very favorable” impression of President Barack Obama, while former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney received his highest share of responses in the “very unfavorable” category.
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.