In his first year, he introduced a bill requiring schools to teach the Filipino-American role in California historyincluding in the farmworkers labor movement. That measure was signed into law the next year. Inthere were at least AAPI elected officials in various levels of government, including Congress, state legislatures, counties, cities and school boards, according to Pei-te Lien, a professor who specializes in Asian-American politics at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
This article appeared in the Summer issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here. As a force at the ballot box, Asian Americans caught the media's attention inwhen exit polls showed that they supported Barack Obama with 73 percent of their votes, a level exceeded only by African Americans.
Asian-American voters are enthusiastic about the midterm elections, indicating potential for higher than normal turnout, but the voting bloc has largely not been contacted by political parties and candidates, a new survey has found. The Asian American Voter Survey, published Tuesday, reveals a number of insights about the Asian-American electorate, which numbered more than 6 million registered voters in the elections, according to U. Census data.
Explore This Park. Jack Maki, regional specialist for Japan. By Daryl Joji MaedaUniversity of Colorado, Boulder In the early 20th century, Asian immigrants were denied citizenship, and even American-born citizens of Asian ancestry suffered from systemic legal, social, and economic discrimination that relegated them to second-class citizenship. Scorned as a "Yellow Peril" that threatened the economic and moral fabric of the nation from the midth century to the midth century, they were transformed into the so-called "model minority" during the Cold War yet still faced prejudice and violence.
Orange County election officials and observers review ballot envelopes and other materials used in a special election for a Board of Supervisors seat on Feb. Former state Sen. Lou Correa requested the review after stopping a recount that resulted in no changes in the totals in the race, which Andrew Do won by 43 votes.
A special town hall event hosted by Asia Society Northern California discusses the numerous issues that affect Asian Pacific Americans from across the political spectrum. Asian Americans have traditionally had lower political participation and lower voter turnout compared to other minority groups, but today their political influence is rapidly growing. These growing numbers have led to more Asian American representation in elected office.
In the span of twenty years, the Asian American presidential vote went from solidly Republican to a Democratic lock. Republican President H. Bush won the Asian vote by 24 points in Democratic President Obama won the Asian vote by 47 points in
More than 20 million Asian Americans currently reside in the United States. They are currently the fastest-growing racial group in the country, and the population is quickly gaining political power; it will constitute nearly 10 percent of eligible voters by However, Asian Americans continue to face barriers to the ballot box.
In recent years, high-profile protest movements have erupted in several emerging and developing countries, roiling, and sometimes overturning, the political status quo in Tunisia, Egypt, Turkey, Ukraine, Brazil, Thailand and other nations. Millions have demonstrated, and activists have pioneered new forms of online engagement. However, a recent Pew Research Center survey finds that many people in these nations remain relatively disconnected from politics.