By Rick Polintan, APACE President Seattle and Washington are home to one of the strongest AAPI communities in America. For generations, we have worked to build vibrant neighborhoods, parks, and businesses that reflect our history and dedication. Together, we contribute to Seattle and our own community, honoring the sacrifices of our parents and their parents […]
The API presidential caucus training took place on March 17 in Seattle. The planning committee – Rick Polintan, Toshiko Grace Hasegawa, Celia Jackson, Binah Palmer, Crystal Anguay-Reed, and Max Brown – said this was an inter-generational, inter-community grassroots organizing effort to educate the AAPI community about the presidential electoral process. Hasegawa said, “It’s about making […]
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By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly It is an event organized by Northwest Asian Weekly and the Northwest Asian Weekly Foundation to mark the noteworthy achievements of local Asian American and Pacific Islander leaders. Held at the House of Hong Restaurant on Dec. 4, the 23rd annual Top Contributors to the Asian Community Award Dinner […]
Rick Polintan was elected on January 20, 2015 as Chair of the 11th Legislative District Democrats. Marvin Rosete was elected Vice-Chair. Robert Kangas was elected State Committeeman. All three are Asian Americans. The 11th is made up of very diverse communities. His goal is for those diverse communities to be engaged politically. Polintan retired as a union […]
By Zachariah Bryan Northwest Asian Weekly This year, the Washington State Asian Pacific Islander community will be well represented at the National Democratic Convention.