Hillary Clinton: ‘As President, I will stand with AAPIs’

This is from an opinion piece originally published on NBC Asian America. When I heard it, I couldn’t believe  it. This past week, at a debate in Illinois between the two candidates for the U.S. Senate, Representative Tammy Duckworth — whose mother is Thai and late father was American — mentioned that her family had served in the American military since the Revolutionary War. Tammy carried on that tradition; she became a pilot for the U.S. Army, was deployed to Iraq, and lost both her legs when insurgents shot down her  helicopter. The correct answer to Congresswoman Duckworth’s comment about … Continue reading Hillary Clinton: ‘As President, I will stand with AAPIs’

In New Ad, Khizr Khan Asks Donald Trump: ‘Would My Son Have a Place in Your America?’

Hillary for America is airing a powerful testimonial ad from Khizr Khan, a Virginia Gold Star father, who recounts the story of his son Captain Humayun Khan, who tragically lost his life in Iraq while saving every member of his unit. Captain Khan ordered his unit to back away from an oncoming suicide bomber while he moved towards it to protect and defend them. On the debate stage Wednesday night, Clinton responded to questions about Trump’s recent attacks on women by outlining his long pattern of attacking a variety of Americans, including disabled Americans, veterans, Latinos, African Americans and Muslim … Continue reading In New Ad, Khizr Khan Asks Donald Trump: ‘Would My Son Have a Place in Your America?’

President Bill Clinton to Appear at AAPI Presidential Forum

Hillary Clinton will be represented by former President Bill Clinton at the 2016 Presidential Election Forum presented by the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) and Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote) at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas. This tri-partisan AAPI Presidential Election Forum is historic. For the first time, the Republican, Democratic and Libertarian presidential campaigns will directly speak at the same event to the AAPI community at large. The forum is the tent pole event around the largest gathering of AAPI national organizations across sectors ever. Upwards of 4,000 leaders from business, real estate, journalism, health care, law, … Continue reading President Bill Clinton to Appear at AAPI Presidential Forum

Media Call with AAPIs Previews Hillary Clinton’s Nomination

Senior Clinton Campaign Advisor Neera Tanden and Rep. Judy Chu to Preview Hillary Clinton’s Historic Acceptance of Nomination for President of the United States To preview Hillary Clinton’s acceptance tonight of the Democratic party’s nomination for President, leaders will discuss this historic moment in time for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. They will outline the high stakes of this election impacting this community, now the fastest growing minority group in the United States. Hillary Clinton is the first female presidential nominee of a major party. Thursday, July 28, 2016 6:00 p.m. EST With: Neera Tanden, Senior Clinton Campaign Advisor, President … Continue reading Media Call with AAPIs Previews Hillary Clinton’s Nomination