Post Tagged with: "Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund"

Crosswalk on Main St. in Flushing, Queens (Photo by Julius Motal for Voices of NY)

Asian Americans Boost Their Political Clout

Asian Americans are boosting their political clout by getting the vote out and pushing politicians to be more responsive to their needs.

(Photo by Eric Yao, Creative Commons license)

What’s in a Chinese Name? For Politicians, Plenty

Savvy city politicians enlist help to choose elegant Chinese names.

Bengali-speaking voters will get ballots in their native language and interpreters at polling places on primary day. (Photo by Voices of NY)

Ballots in Bengali Debut in Primary, BOE Sued Over Compliance

Elections 2013, Politics, Queens, South Asian July 16, 2013 at 3:45 pm

The New York City Board of Elections will offer ballots printed in Bengali for the upcoming September primaries but unsatisfied members of the Asian community and civil rights groups want firm assurance and have taken the BOE to court.

Seventy-seven percent of Asian Americans voted for President Obama, according to exit polls. (Photo from Flickr, Creative Commons License)

Opinion: Where are Asian Americans in the Immigration Debate?

Asian, Demographics, Immigration, In the News, Opinion, Politics January 28, 2013 at 11:50 pm

In an opinion piece published in Feet in Two Worlds, Erwin de Leon wonders why immigration is almost exclusively considered a “Latino issue,” even as more and more Asian Americans support comprehensive immigration reform.

Photo by Guy Tsui / World Journal

After Redistricting, Political Clout Remains Uncertain

Asian, Elections 2012, In the News, Latino, Politics November 28, 2012 at 9:23 pm

Residents in Upper Manhattan are split as to whether their City Council representative should know Spanish, found Northattan. Another of the publication’s articles looked at how redistricting has split the Asian-American community’s political clout.

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Report: Many Problems for Asian Voters in Primaries

Asian, Elections 2012, Politics November 1, 2012 at 5:07 pm

According to a new report, Asian American voters in New York and across the country found polling places on Primary Day that did not offered the required translation services and poll workers that provided inaccurate information, the World Journal reported.

Photo by Guy Tsui / World Journal

In Queens, Advocates Say Council Districts Split Asian Vote

Asian, Elections 2012, Politics August 31, 2012 at 12:12 pm

At a Queens hearing on City Council redistricting, Asian-American organizations argued that Asian voting blocs have been split by district lines that break up neighborhoods, The World Journal reported.

This green olive tapenade is the product of a co-operative effort by Israelis and Palestinians. (Photo by Leah Koenig)

Voices in Focus: Tapenade, Tamales, Jerk Chicken and Wage Theft

Food, Labor May 2, 2012 at 1:06 pm

We found plenty of food stories from the ethnic and community press this Wednesday: a postscript to the Park Slope Food Co-op’s Israel boycott battle; an award for NYC’s “Queen of Tamales”; a Jamaican jerk destination in upper Manhattan; and a chef apprenticeship gone sour in the Lower East Side.