By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Rick Polintan has had over 35 years of community and union organizing experience since his migration to the United States in 1980 from the Philippines. He was a member of the Union of Democratic Filipinos, doing community organizing against the Marcos dictatorship and helping Filipinos in their struggle for immigrant […]
By Travis Quezon Northwest Asian Weekly More than two hundred people gathered at the Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS) building in South Seattle Friday night for the API Candidates Forum, a historic collaboration of 15 organizations to bring API concerns straight to electoral candidates.
Twelve Asian Pacific American (APA) organizations are cosponsoring a candidate forum on Oct. 11 to provide the APA community with information from the candidates regarding their thoughts and responses to community needs and interests.
By Rahul Gupta APACE Board Member On behalf of APACE Asian and Pacific Islander Americans have several beliefs in common. Our families need to be strong, our elders need security, and our children deserve a fair shot at a prosperous future. Our proud history as
A rising immigrant population can be taxing for many developing cities. However, Bellevue is not one of those cities. The Asian immigrant population in Bellevue increased from 17.6 percent in 2000 to 24.6 percent in 2008. Asians account for almost three-quarters of Bellevue’s non-white population.
Sonia Sotomayor’s nomination and pending confirmation as U.S. Supreme Court associate justice marks a significant milestone for the U.S. Hispanic population. By anyone’s measure, Sotomayor has lived an incredibly compelling life, from being born to Puerto Rican immigrants and growing up in the South Bronx public housing projects to graduating from Princeton University at the top of her class and presiding as a highly respected federal judge.
The Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) held its 15th annual gala dinner on May 19 at the JW Marriott in Washington, D.C.