2016 Democratic National Convention Recap

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2016 Democratic National Convention Recap
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Rep. Judy Chu with members of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) take the main stage of the Democratic National Convention Wednesday night. Watch the full video.


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On Thursday evening, Khizr Khan, an immigrant from Pakistan, gave an impassioned speech about his fallen son, Capt. Humayun Khan. He urged Americans not to take this election lightly, and even offered to lend Donald Trump his pocket edition of the U.S. Constitution. Watch the full speech.


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Latest news

Congresswoman Grace Meng (D-NY) was elected Vice Chair of the Democratic National Committee. She was unanimously elected by DNC members at the party’s post-Democratic National Convention meeting in Philadelphia. Read more.


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Community leader Esther Kia’aina with Rep. Madeleine Bordallo (Guam).

“Hillary Clinton has a proven track record of advancing Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander issues in Hawaii, the U.S. mainland, and the U.S. territories. We need her to continue the good fight as President.”
–Esther Kia’aina


AAPI Caucus – Day Two

On day two of the DNC Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Caucus, AAPI leaders came together to review the Democratic vision for the AAPI community. Speakers stressed the importance of advancing policies critical to the AAPI community, including immigration reform, expanding access to healthcare and strengthening voting rights and language access. Special guests included Representatives Judy Chu, Grace Meng, Ted Lieu, and Senator Mazie Hirono.

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Clips
Asian American and Pacific Islander Officials Take the DNC Stage, Celebrate ‘Firsts’ by Chris Fuchs in NBC Asian America
Khizr Khan Father of Fallen Muslim American Soldier Rebukes Trump at Convention by Niraj Chokshi in New York Times
Watch: Neera Tanden, Center for American Progress president, speaks at the Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles Times
Trump risks alienating Asian-Americans, a rising voting force by Jacob Pramuk in CNBC