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Asian American Voters

The State of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Is Growing Stronger--But Not for the Reasons Many Think

Christopher Kang | Posted 01.13.2016 | Politics
Christopher Kang

Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders must join this effort to push back on harmful stereotypes, but at the same time, we must promote the emerging strength of our community. If we don't define our own strength, we will allow others to do it for us -- or worse, to assume we have no strength at all.

Sarah Harvard

They Make Up The Fastest Growing Voting Bloc In The South | Sarah Harvard | Posted 10.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Asian-Americans are now the fastest-growing racial group in the South and thus an increasingly important voting bloc in the region, acco...

We Are Not White

J. Mijin Cha | Posted 09.24.2014 | Politics
J. Mijin Cha

Politically speaking, the high level of social acceptance and privilege that comes with being Asian-American is ultimately dangerous because it sets up a false notion of who we really are. For starters, we are not white.

New-jitsu Politics and the Power of the Far Right

Hans Johnson | Posted 11.30.2013 | Politics
Hans Johnson

For the first time in 15 years, the frame for a national election cycle is coming to focus on the dangers of the extreme right wing holding the country hostage to its ideology.

Where Do Asian Americans Stand on Immigration Reform?

Erwin de Leon | Posted 03.20.2013 | Politics
Erwin de Leon

Seventy-seven percent voted for President Obama and only 21 percent supported Governor Romney. Yet are they as progressive when it comes to immigration?

An Asian-American Moment in U.S. Politics

Raymond A. Smith, Ph.D. | Posted 12.20.2012 | Politics
Raymond A. Smith, Ph.D.

As president pro tempore of the Senate since 2010, Inouye held one of just five positions created directly by the constitution, and was third in the line of succession to the presidency. Still, the loss of Inouye should not obscure the larger reality that we are entering an Asian-American moment in U.S. politics.

The Election One Month Later: Barack Obama and the Politics of Realignment

Jerome Karabel | Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics
Jerome Karabel

Forty four percent of all Democratic votes come from minorities, compared to just 11 percent of Republican votes. With the minority vote destined to play an ever-growing role in American politics, the "Southern strategy"­ -- the foundation of Republican dominance for the quarter century between 1968 and 1992 -- ­is dead.

Why Do Asian Americans Vote for Democrats?

Caroline Chen | Posted 02.02.2013 | Politics
Caroline Chen

That the majority of Hispanics voted for President Obama this November surprised no one. But what may have been less expected is that 73 percent of Asian American voters cast their ballots for Obama.

Congress Gets Some Color: How Tuesday Made Minority History

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 01.08.2013 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

This week, we broke all the records. We now have the first Asian American and Pacific Islander majority district in the continental United States, which I've been elected to serve in Congress as the representative of California's 17th District.

Asian Americans: The Up-for-Grabs Electorate

Mee Moua | Posted 01.06.2013 | Politics
Mee Moua

In an election season where winners and losers will be determined by the slimmest of margins, my own experience tells me that those who continue to overlook the Asian American and Pacific Islander voting bloc do so at their own peril.

Elise Foley

Immigrants Likely To Be Better Represented Than Ever In Congress | Elise Foley | Posted 10.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- There will likely be a record number of legislators from immigrant communities in Congress next year, but those populations will still b...

Survey Reveals Asians Are a Voting Bloc that Cannot Be Ignored

Erwin de Leon | Posted 12.02.2012 | Politics
Erwin de Leon

Voters, regardless of their race or ethnicity, will support candidates they can identify with and who they believe understand their concerns. Asian Americans still feel invisible and ignored, but they are ready to take their seat at the table.

Hey, Obama and Romney: Asian Americans Are Up for Grabs

Emil Guillermo | Posted 12.02.2012 | Politics
Emil Guillermo

Asian Americans are possibly the most eligible swing voters out there -- if only anyone would bother to court them or talk them off the fence. Or ledge.

Asian-American Voters as a Republican Parable

Leon T. Hadar | Posted 08.12.2012 | Politics
Leon T. Hadar

The GOP is probably not going to win the support of the majority of African-American and Hispanic voters anytime soon. But Republicans are now in danger of losing the votes of another important demographic group that could have been its natural political ally.

Courting Asian Voters

Heath Brown | Posted 07.21.2012 | Politics
Heath Brown

The number of Asians in the country is on the rise. Will this group of voters be courted by candidates to the same extent as other constituencies?

Asian Americans: A Growing Political Force

Sayu Bhojwani | Posted 02.19.2012 | Politics
Sayu Bhojwani

The Asian American population is growing faster than any other minority group in the country, including in battleground states, and its electoral potential is promising.

Kamala Harris & Asian Americans

Gautam Dutta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gautam Dutta

Harris is certainly the first African American woman to become a District Attorney in California. But she's also the first Asian American to accomplish that impressive feat.

Asian Immigration: A Family Affair, A Chicago Perspective

Esther J. Cepeda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Esther J. Cepeda

To look at the news coverage, the 'broken immigration system' is about Latinos and their extended families, as if every single one of the "12 million" illegal immigrants in the U.S. came from Tijuana.

Marriage Equality: A Cup Half Full

Gautam Dutta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gautam Dutta

Marriage should be sacred, not a political prop. We need to put another initiative on the ballot -- this time to undo Prop 8.

Congressional Races Could Hinge On Immigrants: Report

Chicago Public Radio | Chip Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A report based on new voter-registration data predicts Latino immigrants will play a big role in Chicago-area Congressional races. An Illinois Coalit...

Race, Gender and the Media in the 2008 Elections

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marcia G. Yerman

Like everyone else in America, I was waiting to see how the match up between Palin and Biden would transpire. Beyond the giddy atmosphere that was bu...

Empower the Undecided:

Frances Moore Lappe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Frances Moore Lappe

We can use the web to reach Americans who don't live on the web. In these last weeks, it's something we can do wherever we are.

Asian Americans May Nip The Vote

Disgrasian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

"...two-thirds of Vietnamese Americans said they support Mr. McCain." What?

The Sleeping Giant in American Politics

Deanna Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deanna Lee

While both candidates' websites have sections targeting Asian Americans, McCain's is a mere form to sign up for emails. Obama's is based on popular social networking sites -- with blogs, member directories, and links to embed the Obama '08 logo on your own Facebook profile.