Sofia Aragon is announcing her candidacy for King County Council District 8.
Seasoned Olympia lobbyist running for state senate in the 34th
By Jessica Kai Curry Northwest Asian Weekly Observe. Plan. Act. These are steps that serve Sofia Aragon well, and led her to where she is today: a hopeful in the state senate race for the 34th district, which comprises West Seattle, Burien, White Center, and Maury and Vashon Islands. The decision to run is the […]
APA advocates, health agencies address questions at Affordable Care Act forum
Local residents with questions about the Affordable Care Act attended a Sept. 25 forum in Bellevue sponsored by the Washington State India Trade Relations Action Committee (WASITRAC), with the support of the Asian Counseling and Referral Service, and other APA and health groups.
BLOG: API delegates flooded DNC
By Assunta Ng Recently, I received a list of Washington State Delegation delegates for the Democratic National Convention (DNC). More than 150 delegates are represented, 10 percent of which are Asian Americans, including Sofia Aragon, Robert Chu, Ruthann Kurose, Rep. Cindy Ryu, Ricardo Polintan, Nisha Nariya, Edward Song, Louis Watanabe, Rep. Bob Hasegawa, Noland Hoshino, […]
Community-minded new immigrants are wanted for jobs in lawmaking
By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly The year of 1957 stands out in the history of Asian Americans. Dalip Singh Saund, an immigrant from India, became the first Asian American to be elected to the U.S. House of Representatives on Jan. 3 of that year. A Democrat, he represented the state of California and served […]