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Happy Lunar New Year from all of us at America’s Opportunity Fund! We wish you and your family a joyous, healthy and prosperous New Year.Read the full post >
As we take the time to celebrate the meaning of the Holiday season and reflect upon this past year, we wanted to give thanks to all of you who have donated and supported our programs. You’ve helped AOF to strengthen our mission to increase the number of elected officials who represent the needs of communities of color, increase voter visibility and participation to support those endorsed candidates.Read the full post >
The U.S. ambassador to China, Gary Locke, went home Friday. He didn't return to Seattle, his old stomping ground, but to his ancestral village in southern China. It was his third trip back, though his first since being appointed ambassador.
At first, Chinese Internet users had criticized him as a "fake foreign devil who can't speak Chinese." But now the tide has turned.Read the full post >
In 1977, when I was still a Congressman, I worked with Congressman Frank Horton to introduce a House resolution that established the first 10 days of May as Asian Pacific Heritage Week. A month later, Senators Daniel Inouye and Spark Matsunaga led the passage of a similar bill in the Senate. Then in 1990, APA Heritage Week was expanded to APA Heritage Month.Read the full post >
When we first announced our trainings for this year, many of you asked when we would host one in the D.C./Maryland/Virginia area. Our team has been working hard to plan our next training, co-sponsored by Virginia Delegate Mark L. Keam. This Candidate Training is for those interested in running for office or who are ready to run for the next level. This training is also ideal for those who want a deeper understanding of staffing or supporting candidates for office.Read the full post >
UCLA AASC: 2011 Statistical Portrait of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Other Pacific Islanders
The UCLA Asian American Studies Center, as an official U.S. Census Information Center (as a co-partner with National Coalition for Asian Pacific Community Development), is pleased to provide this 2011 statistical portrait of the Asian American and Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander populations.Read the full post >
Secretary Norman Y. Mineta is looking for highly motivated interns to join a small team of professional, passionate and dedicated staff.Read the full post >
A new website for The White House Initiative on Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders.Read the full post >
Commerce Secretary Gary Locke Promotes Entrepreneurship and Small Business Growth in Silicon Valley.Read the full post >
Two of the most prominent Asian American politicians ever, former Gov. Gary Locke and former Secretary of Transportation Norm Mineta, have established a new political action committee, America’s Opportunity Fund, to help Asian American politicians succeed at the state and federal levels. On Nov. 30, the two spoke to a group of more than 70 local political, business and community members at a luncheon held at the Washington Athletic Club in downtown Seattle.Read the full post >