By Elisabeth Sherman Northwest Asian Weekly A young Vietnamese girl fleeing her war torn homeland for a better life in America: the story might seem common enough—until you realize that girl grew up be one of Washington state’s most powerful advocates for immigrants. Van Dinh-Kuno, who will be honored at this year’s Northwest Asian Weekly […]
API White House initiative
There was community roundtable on immigration at the Wing Luke Museum <!–more–>January 29. It was hosted by White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, Asian Pacific Islander Coalition, and OneAmerica. The roundtable seeked to raise awareness among AAPIs on the Administration’s executive actions on immigration. (end)
EDITORIAL: Who’s hungry? Everybody’s hungry.
Food is the first and most important thing a human being needs. People must have it at fairly regular intervals and equal amounts throughout the day — nothing else matters until you’re fed. It is equally vital to each individual — the rich, the poor, the strong, the weak, and even the person who was […]
APA organizations sponsor candidates forum
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.
APA Legislative Day brings crowd to Olympia
Approximately 1,000 Asian and Pacific Americans came to Olympia to rally for continued funding of community programs and services on Tuesday, Feb. 19, as part of the 2013 APA Legislative Day.
APA Legislative Day set to take place in Olympia
More than 1,000 Asians and Pacific Islanders, collectively speaking over 20 languages, are expected to participate in this year’s Asian Pacific American Legislative Day in Olympia, the largest pan-Asian Pacific American gathering of its kind in the nation.
APA Community Summit held in Tacoma
The Asian Pacific American Community Summit was held in Tacoma on Friday, Sept. 21, by the Asian Pacific Islander Coalition of Washington State. The event was aimed at increasing civic engagement in the Asian Pacific American community by registering voters and convincing those who have not been naturalized to become citizens.
Editorial: Asian and Jewish communities exemplify the meaning of collaboration
This week, we are happy to report that the Asian Pacific Islander Coalition of King County (APIC) and the American Jewish Committee (AJC)
Thousands rally for immigration reform
The Stand Up in Seattle for Immigration Reform rally was hosted by the Washington Immigration Reform Coalition (WIRC) for America on April 10. Attendees with smart phones texted JUSTICE to 69866 so they could receive action alerts on immigration reform via text messages. In turn, the community will help generate thousands of calls to President Obama and members of Congress in support of immigration reform.