Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Asian Americans Set To Flex Political Muscle

Asian Americans Set To Flex Political Muscle

The Nation

October 25, 2006 : Last updated 11:33 am (Thai local time)

Washington - Asian-Americans are growing in political clout in the United States and could be crucial to the outcome of upcoming legislative elections.
They are flexing their muscle in traditional strongholds like California as well as in big ticket races such as in Illinois.
At present, there are six Asian-American legislators in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives and two in the Senate, also dominated by President George W. Bush's Republican Party.

The Asian Law Caucus and the APAL Legal Center Join Hands in the Fight against Workplace Discrimination

The Asian Law Caucus and the Asian Pacific American Legal Center Join Hands in the Fight against Workplace Discrimination
The Asian Pacific Immigration Reform and Control Act Anti-Discrimination Project is a collaborative effort between the Asian Law Caucus (ALC) and the Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC). Funded by the Office of Special Counsel (OSC) of the U.S. Department of Justice, the project aims to educate both employers and employees in the Asian American community about recognizing and preventing workplace discrimination........................(more)

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Tycoon Lee Ka-shing: Philanthropy must be a way of life for Asians

A culture of charity

Tycoon Lee Ka-shing: Philanthropy must be a way of life for Asians
Wednesday September 6, 2006
Jasmine Yin

AMERICA has Warren Buffett and Bill Gates to champion giving — and Asia has Mr Li Ka-shing.
Yesterday, the Hong Kong tycoon, Asia's richest man, made his call to Asians to adopt a culture of philanthropy, saying charity is a way of investing for the future.
Speaking after receiving a lifetime award in recognition of his entrepreneurial achievements at the 6th Forbes Global CEO Conference at Shangri-La Hotel yesterday, Mr Li said: "In Asia, our traditional values encourage and even demand that wealth and means pass through lineage as an imperative duty. I urge and hope to persuade you, especially all of us in Asia, that if we are in a position to do so, that we transcend this traditional belief…................……(more)

Friday, September 15, 2006

In search of truth and harmony

In search of truth and harmony

Ed’s Corner

No one needs to be reminded that we live in a world made increasingly ugly by ignorance, prejudice and unwillingness to work towards win-win. If a small fraction of the money spent on actual warfare or preparing for such, were invested proactively (not as an after-the-fact necessity) in helping needy nations solve their social, environmental, and healthcare problems, the benefits and goodwill would last generations and accrue to the advantage of not simply all Americans, but all mankind. The converse is also true. We owe it to ourselves to seek facts, and to fully understand--for only through that process can we effectively deal with the problems we face. .................................................(more).

Thursday, June 22, 2006

John D. Chang Foundation Awards $5,500 to Florida Students

MIAMI – June 1, 2006 -- The John D. Chang Foundation is helping six Florida high-school and college students realize their dreams by awarding each a scholarship.

The Foundation, established in memory of John Chang, a graduate of North Miami Senior High and Florida State University, has awarded $3,000 in scholarships to the following Miami-Dade County high school students: • $1,000 – Kemy Joseph • $ 500 – Jennifer Espinet • $ 500 – Raquel Guerin • $ 500 – Christopher Ramos • $ 500 – Leanne Penna is the winner of the Florida Phi Delta Theta Chapter of Phi Delta Theta at University of Miami Scholarship In addition, the Foundation has awarded a $2,500 scholarship to Julia McManus, a media production major at Florida State University.

The Foundation will award two $1,500 scholarships to Dallas students this August. Chang was the director of broadcasting for the Dallas Cowboys when he died from a cerebral hemorrhage in 2002 at the age of 38. During his prestigious career in broadcast journalism as a videographer, editor, director, and manager, John covered the space shuttle Discovery launch, produced three Cowboys Super Bowl specials and developed the “Making of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader Calendar” program, which airs annually on ESPN. “John believed if you could dream it, it was possible,” said Judy Lai, John’s mother and the president of the John D. Chang Foundation. “He was always eager to help people in pursuit of their dreams, and that’s what the John D. Chang Foundation is all about.”
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Wednesday, June 07, 2006

28 APA organizations support for affirmative action

28 Asian Pacific American organizations file support for affirmative action at the U. S. Supreme Court
In Motion Magazine April 1, 2003

Full list of organizations filing the amicus brief with the National Asian Pacific American Legal Consortium:
Asian Law Caucus
Asian Pacific American Legal Center
Asian American Business Roundtable
Asian American Legal Center Inc.
Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund
Asian Law Alliance
Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, AFL-CIO................ (More)

Asian American Political Clout Increases

Asian American Political Clout Increases
New America Media, News Report, Donal Brown, Jun 06, 2006
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Asian Americans constitute a rising political force in U.S. politics, according to a Democratic political action committee.A report released May 31 by the PAC, the Asian American Action Fund, said there has been an increase in the number of Asian American voters, candidates and officeholders over the past decade. In 1996, there were about 300 Asian American .......... (More)