Washington, D.C., December 19, 2012--Dan Inouye became a hero in everything he did – as a young soldier on the battlefields of World War II and a recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor, as one of the architects of the State of Hawai’i, as the first American of Japanese ancestry to serve in the United States House of Representatives, as the first Japanese American United States Senator, and as the highest-ranking Asian Pacific American in U.S. history as President Pro Tempore of the United States Senate.Read the full post >
We've done it again!
In our recent George Takei PhotoPhrase contest we asked why diversity matters, and you answered.
We couldn’t be more excited to share your responses in America’s Opportunity Fund's second video!! We put it together, but these are your inspirations and ideas.
Secretary Norm Mineta Announces the 3 Winners of the AOF George Takei "Why It Matters" PhotoPhrase ContestRead the full post >
Diversity with America's Opportunity Fund VideoRead the full post >
AOF's "Why Diversity Matters" George Takei PhotoPhrase contest WINNERS!
We couldn’t be more excited to share the with you the winners of our George Takei PhotoPhrase contest.
Thank you to everyone who participated and a special thank you to George Takei for making this all possible!
CONGRATUALTIONS to the lucky 3!!
Sumbit your comments HERE! Or tell us what you think via Facebook or Twitter!
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We couldn’t be more excited to share the very first America’s Opportunity Fund video with you! This video comments on diversity issues in our Congress and the discrepancies between the AAPI community and its representation in government.
We would like to thank all of the participants for helping us make this video a reality. In the coming weeks we will be showcasing each of them as members of the AAPI community and to thank them for their support of Secretary Mineta and AOF’s efforts!
Please share this video with your friends and contacts and make sure to let Secretary Mineta know WHAT YOU THINK!
America's Opprtunity Fund endorsed candidates have all been busy gearing up for their primaries, opening up new offices, and shoring up support in their communities! Here's what they've been up to lately...Read the full post >
Today America’s Opportunity Fund (AOF) announces an additional endorsement for the 2012 election cycle. AOF is proud to add Jay Chen (CA-39) to its list of endorsed candidates.Read the full post >
Happy Asian American Heritage Month from all of us at America's Opportunity Fund!Read the full post >
What can one possibly add to the hill of hype that now surrounds the glorious Jeremy Lin, New York Knickerbocker?
We are fascinated by his rise, but instead of focusing on his talent, which is raw and untested, we fixate upon his race and his biography. Lin's parents came here from Taiwan in the late 70s, settling in California, and he grew up as American as he did Taiwanese, with a quiet but devoted Christianity that marks him as a cultural conservative, and a playfulness and sense of humor that keeps him tethered to the modern world. Implicit within the coverage of Linsanity is the assumption that Lin is so special because he is unusual. But he's not, really. If you've been paying attention to integration of second-generation Asian-Americans into the our political super-culture, he's kind of normal.Read the full post >