The Washington State Chinese Community Coalition (WACCC) held a Civic Leadership Forum on Sept. 23 — to encourage more Asian American participation and engagement in public and political affairs. Approximately 60 people attended the event at the Microsoft Conference Center. Participants included many Chinese American business and civic leaders in Seattle and Bellevue areas, and […]
Yin calls himself a “regular Bellevue city resident,” and says regular residents like him can still positively impact the city.
On June 20, Phillip Yin launched his campaign for Bellevue City Council, position 5, at Maggiano’s Little Italy in Bellevue. Yin was joined by dozens of supporters and he spoke about his plans for the future of Bellevue, if he is elected. Yin is running against Janice Zahn, who is also Chinese American. Speakers at […]
Brad Owen is stepping down as our state’s lieutenant governor, and six candidates are competing to fill Owen’s seat. Three of the candidates have ties to the Asian Pacific Islander (API) community.
On Feb. 25, the Greater Seattle Chinese Chamber of Commerce held its Lunar New Year dinner at China Harbor Restaurant. The program included a lion dance, the introduction of the chamber’s Impaction Award, an auction, and scholarship distribution. The master of ceremonies was Phillip Yin. Founded in 1963, the nonprofit, non-partisan group is the voice […]
By John Liu Northwest Asian Weekly On Feb. 20, a rally protesting the recent conviction of 28-year-old New York Police Department (NYPD) officer Peter Liang, who shot and killed an unarmed Black man, Akai Gurley, also 28, started peacefully at the Westlake Downtown Park. More than 500 people showed up to the rally at 1:00 […]
Phillip Yin, a Bellevue resident and Yakima native, is running for Washington state lieutenant governor. “I know we can make Washington the most family-friendly, job-creating, and innovative state in the country,” Yin said in a release. Yin previously worked for Bloomberg Television and CNBC Asia as a business/political anchor and was also a senior portfolio […]
A report released this week by the New American Leaders Project, a nonpartisan organization, found that fewer than 2 percent 500,000 seats in state and local offices nationwide are held by Asian Americans or Latino. There is a clear disparity in representation here, as these voters comprise 20 percent of the U.S. population. The report […]
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Last year, former Bloomberg TV anchor–reporter Phillip Yin wanted to challenge Sen. Maria Cantwell and, in the process, become the first Chinese American senator from the mainland United States. The showdown never materialized, as his supporters did not send campaign money. After he put his political dreams on hold, […]
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Republicans have been recruiting people to run against Sen. Maria Cantwell, including a young Asian American. Phillip Yin, 38, an anchor and reporter for Bloomberg television’s Asia–Pacific region, is planning to announce his 2012 senate campaign. Yin, who recently returned to Seattle, is now organizing a kick-off event. Born […]