News & Press
November 4, 2011

For Envoy To China, The Personal And Political Mix

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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.

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September 19, 2011

Maria Luisa Mabilangan Haley: A Leader's leader

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Today, in Little Rock, Arkansas and across the country, we honor and celebrate the life of Maria Luisa Mabilangan Haley.

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June 7, 2011

America’s Opportunity Fund Expresses Condolences on the Passing of Etsu Mineta Masaoka

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Last week, long-time community leader Etsu Mineta Masaoka passed away. Mineta Masaoka was a stalwart leader and icon in the community, particularly within the Japanese-American community. She was the sister of AOF Co-Founder and Chair, Norman Y. Mineta, and was interned with her family at the Heart Mountain camp in Wyoming, where she met her husband, civil rights leader, Mike Masaoka.

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May 13, 2011

Happy AAPI Heritage Month!

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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.

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May 9, 2011

Actress Tamlyn Tomita Meets with Activists to Discuss the Role of Arts in Advocacy

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Last Thursday, actress Tamlyn Tomita (of Joy Luck Club and Karate Kid II fame) met with a packed room of community leaders and activists to talk about her work as a fellow activist in the Asian American and Pacific Islander community.

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April 1, 2011

Virginia Candidate Training

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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.

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March 24, 2011

UCLA AASC: 2011 Statistical Portrait of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Other Pacific Islanders

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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.

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March 11, 2011

AOF Condemns Rep. Peter King's hearing on "The extent of radicalization of American Muslims”.

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Yesterday, Representative Peter King, Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee convened a hearing on "The extent of radicalization of American Muslims”. The hearing will only disenfranchise and discourage the Muslim community from working with law enforcement; while at the same time ostracizes them based solely on their religion.

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March 11, 2011

AOF Expresses Sympathy for Victims of the Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan and the Pacific Rim

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AOF would like to extend our sympathies and support to the people of Japan and countries around the Pacific Rim while they cope with the destruction caused by this morning’s earthquake and tsunami.

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March 10, 2011

AOF Former Co-Chair, Secretary Gary Locke, Named New Ambassador to China

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Yesterday, the White House announced that Commerce Secretary Gary Locke has been named as the new ambassador to China. Secretary Locke will replace the current ambassador, Jon Huntsman, who is stepping down on April 30. Secretary Locke was the first Chinese American governor and Commerce Secretary and, if confirmed by the Senate, he will likewise become the first Chinese American ambassador to China.

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