Category Archives: Politics

Democratic and Republican Parties make moves to attract Asian American Voters

Both the Republican and Democrat Parties and their partisans have been making moves to encourage Asian American to vote their way in the coming mid-term elections.  The Republican Party has reportedly invested millions in courting non-white voters, including Asian Americans … Continue reading

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TargetSmart: Asian American Voter Registration Trends in 2022

I forget when I first started following Tom Bonier of TargetSmart (“a Democratic political data and data services firm”), but he had recently tweeted out some interesting Asian American voter registration stats: Interestingly, since Dobbs the Dem margin among AAPI … Continue reading

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8Asians Exclusive: Interview with Jay Chen for Congress

(Full disclosure: I’ve donated to Jay’s campaign and endorse his run for Congress.) The last time I had interviewed Taiwanese American Jay Chen was back in 2012 when I first met him at the 2012 Democratic National Convention (DNC). Recently, … Continue reading

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Representatives Judy Chu & Grace Meng of ASPIRE PAC Visit SF

A few weeks ago, I had learned of a fundraiser in San Francisco for the ASPIRE PAC , which I had not heard of before: ASPIRE PAC is the political arm of Asian American and Pacific Islander Members of Congress. … Continue reading

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2022 Asian American Voter Survey (AAVS) Findings

Since I cover politics as my particular niche for 8Asians, I’m always interested when the latest Asian American Voter Survey comes out. Thus I was eager to see this years would say, as the latest survey was released recently. Here … Continue reading

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Andrew Yang Announces Merger with Two Other Political Parties to re-establish the Forward Party

Feeling great about the announcement – let’s go!! 😀🚀🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/UT8nfbCH2U — Andrew Yang🧢⬆️🇺🇸 (@AndrewYang) July 28, 2022 On Wednesday, July 27th, Forward Party founder Andrew Yang announced something interesting – the merger of three third party political parties into one, … Continue reading

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Michelle Kwan Inducted into U.S.Olympic Hall of Fame & Confirmed Ambassadorship

I’ve been behind on my blogging, but I definitely wanted to catch up with the recent news that on June 24th, Michelle Kwan was officially inducted into the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Hall of Fame, Class of 2022: Michelle Kwan (figure … Continue reading

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Documentary ‘Norman Y. Mineta and His Legacy: An American Story’ – Available for Free Streaming

With the recent death of Norman Mineta, the Norman Y. Mineta and His Legacy: An American Story documentary is available for free streaming here, courtesy of the Mineta Legacy Project. I had the great pleasure of viewing this documnetary back in … Continue reading

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Historic Japanese American Norman Y. Mineta Dies at 90

Former Secretary of Transportation and Japanese American Norman Y. Mineta died on Tuesday at age 90: “Norman Y. Mineta, a second-generation Japanese American who was held in an internment camp during World War II and later became one of the … Continue reading

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Michelle Kwan Gives Birth to Her First Child

  View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Michelle Kwan (@michellewkwan) Soon-to-be nominated ambassador to Belize Michelle Kwan is a first time mom: The two-time Olympic medalist announced the birth of her first child, a baby girl named Kalista Belle Kwan, on Instagram Wednesday with … Continue reading

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First Cambodian American mayor in U.S. takes office

I grew up in Massachusetts, so I was really interested to learn about Lowell, Massachusetts city councilor becoming the first Cambodian Amerian mayor in the United States: Sokhary Chau, a city councilor in Lowell, Massachusetts, was unanimously picked by his … Continue reading

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President Biden Nominates Michelle Kwan for Ambassador to Belize

This past Wednesday, President Biden nominated decorated figure skater Michelle Kwan to be the US Ambassador to Belize: “Ms. Kwan, 41, joined Mr. Biden’s campaign team in 2019, long after making a transition from athletics to the political arena. She … Continue reading

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