Redistricting at Stake – AAPI Progressive Action Endorses State Legislative Candidates

WASHINGTON—AAPI Progressive Action announces support for 54 state legislative candidates heading into the 2018 midterm elections. These candidates further build and strengthen the pipeline of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) progressive candidates. Electing these candidates will ensure 2020 redistricting efforts do not suppress the votes and voices of communities of color.

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Joyce Liu
Rumblings of Immigration Reform Threaten Asian Americans, Advocacy Group Warns

"...Last week, the House rejected a hopeful compromise floated by Rep. Raul Labrador (R-Idaho) that included a “merit-based green card program” — a system that awarded “points” to permanent visa applicants, according to Politico. And though the bill was ultimately shot down, the emphasis on “merit” seems to echo a leaked draft earlier this year from the Department of Homeland Security. The draft, first reported by the Washington Post, outlines how the department might consider an applicant’s use of public welfare in granting permanent residency." 

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Rebecca Lee
AAPI Progressive Action Condemns Trump’s Racist Comments

WASHINGTON—Today, our nation remembers civil rights icon Martin Luther King who worked to unite our communities, end racism, and fought for equality for all. Yet, in the preceding days, President Trump made racist statements against immigrants from Africa and Haiti, and ended Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for nearly 200,000 Salvadorans.

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Joyce Liu
Virginia Elections Underscore “Missed Opportunity” By Not Investing in Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities

WASHINGTON—While Democrats swept the Virginia elections in 2017, many Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) votes were left unclaimed, which would have made the difference in several House of Delegate seats and likely led to a flipping that chamber. The Democrats have not controlled the House of Delegates since 1999, when they had controlled it for over a century.

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Joyce Liu