U.S. Commerce Secretary and former Washington state Gov. Gary Locke came home last week. Amid a schedule that included
First Vietnamese American congressman on how to fight political apathy
Rep. Joseph Cao (R-La.), the country’s first Vietnamese American member of Congress, paid a visit to Seattle on July 30.
Asian American group warns Democratic committee
HONOLULU (AP) — An Asian American political group last Thursday warned the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee not to take sides in the special election for Hawaii’s vacant 1st Congressional District seat.
Analysis: Is the future still Cao?
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — “The Future is Cao” was the widely reported subject line of a memo U.S. House Minority Leader John Boehner issued the day after Republican Anh “Joseph” Cao achieved an upset victory over Democrat William Jefferson last December.
California Democrat claims U.S. House seat
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Democrat Judy Chu has easily claimed a vacant U.S. House seat in a Los Angeles-area district, reinforcing the Democratic majority on Capitol Hill.
Asian American leads Latino district in California
By Michael R. Blood The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — In an election that highlighted America’s fluid racial landscape, an Asian American candidate emerged as the leading contender to fill a U.S. House seat in an overwhelmingly Hispanic district.
Racial lines tested in Calif. House race
EL MONTE, Calif. (AP) — Racial lines are being tested in a Southern California congressional race in which an Asian candidate is a leading contender in a district that has been a Hispanic stronghold for years.
California Vietnamese law-maker to run for Congress in Latino district
GARDEN GROVE, California (AP) — The first Vietnamese American elected to California’s Legislature says he plans to challenge one of the leading Latino American politicians for her spot in Congress.
Alleged corrupted official ousted: First Vietnamese American Congressman takes his place
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Anh “Joseph” Cao was taken from war-ravaged Vietnam as an 8-year-old boy, leaving his parents for the safety and hope of America. He immigrated to the United States in 1975.
JACL disagrees with Chaffetz’s proposal for ‘prison camps’
According to the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL), Jason Chaffetz, Republican nominee for U.S. Representative from the 3rd Congressional District of Utah, proposed the construction of “prison camps” surrounded by barbed wire to confine undocumented immigrants. The JACL are against this.