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Matthew McMorrow (left) and Brian Kenny of Lambda Independent Democrats prepare a mailer listing the pro-equality candidates the group supports at McMorrow's Park Slope apartment. (Photo by Sierra Leone Starks)

Gay Voters Fearful of What a Romney Victory Could Bring

Brooklyn, Elections 2012, LGBTQ, Politics November 5, 2012 at 3:13 pm

For many gay voters an Obama defeat would set the clock back on some important victories for the LGBT community over the last four years, including the president’s endorsement of gay marriage and the repeal of the military’s “Don’t ask, Don’t tell” policy.

40th Assembly District Candidate Myungsuk Lee accuses Comptroller John Liu of trying to split the Korean vote.(Photo by Guy Tsui/World Journal)

Assembly Candidate Accuses Liu of Splitting Korean Vote

East Asian, Elections 2012, Politics August 23, 2012 at 8:50 pm

Myungsuk Lee, a Korean-American candidate in the primary race for the 40th State Assembly District, is accusing Comptroller John Liu of splitting the Korean vote to help a Chinese candidate, Ethel Chen, win the race, the World Journal reports.

Adriano Espaillat defeated Guillermo Linares after a close loss to Charles Rangel over the summer. (Photo from El Diario la Prensa)

Lack of Spanish Assistance in Rangel-Espaillat Primary, Group Alleges

Elections 2012, Latino, Politics July 30, 2012 at 5:56 pm

A Latino civil rights advocacy group has complained that Latino voters did not receive “adequate bilingual assistance” during the June 26 Congressional primary, in which the Dominican American State Senator Adriano Espaillat challenged longtime Congressman Charles Rangel, reported the Riverdale Press.

St. Andrew Avellino School in Flushing (Photo by Yangyoungung via Korea Daily)

Votes Lost in Translation: Korean Confusion, Bengali Ballots Debated

Demographics, Politics July 2, 2012 at 5:06 pm

After last week’s primary elections, Korean-Americans complained of confusing instructions and a crashed website that hindered their efforts to vote, and South Asians questioned the decision to provide translated ballots this November to Bengali-speakers but not Hindi-speakers.

Empty polling station in Palisades Park (Photo by Seunghoon Jung / Korea Daily)

In N.J.’s Korean Enclaves, Spotty Services for Korean Voters

Demographics, East Asian, Politics June 11, 2012 at 4:26 pm

Despite efforts to make last week’s primary election process accessible for the massive Korean population of Bergen County, N.J., Korean-Americans complained that translation services were spotty in some places and nonexistent in others, the Korea Daily reported.

Chinatown Residents Indifferent to Voter Registration Efforts

East Asian, In the News, Politics June 8, 2012 at 5:00 pm

Some recent efforts to convince Chinatown residents to register to vote have fallen flat, Sing Tao Daily’s print edition reported. Organizers say this is a symptom of voter apathy in the Chinese community.

Students from the Omega United Methodist Church visited the Comfort Women monument in Palisades Park, N.J. (Photo via the Korea Daily)

Voices in Focus: Monument Controversy Draws Attention to Comfort Women’s Ordeal

History, Politics, Sports June 4, 2012 at 4:25 pm

In our perusal of the ethnic and community press today, we came across two follow-ups on the Palisades Park Comfort Women monument; a report on Irish-American soccer fans; and a piece on a young Latino activist-turned-politician.

Car Wash workers in Jamaica, Queens, demanded better treatment and wages. (Photo by EDLP / Gloria Medina)

Voices in Focus: Obama Scores With Jewish and Indian-American Voters

Labor, Politics May 7, 2012 at 2:29 pm

Some good news for President Obama from two ethnic communities; South-Asian supporters of the Rutgers student accused of anti-gay bullying plan a rally; car wash workers in Queens protest their work conditions; and a record-breaking fundraiser by an Irish-American charity organization.

Will Filipino Americans Still Go Blue in November?

Will Filipino Americans Still Go Blue in November?

Opinion, Politics, Southeast Asian February 9, 2012 at 3:21 pm

Filipino Americans voted 59 percent to 39 percent in favor of Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential elections. Still, this time around it remains to be seen which party they’ll support, according to a piece in the print edition of Filipino Reporter.

Jewish fundraisers stick with Obama

Jewish fundraisers stick with Obama

Economy, In the News, Politics December 28, 2011 at 6:46 pm

President Obama is getting a vote of confidence from top-level Jewish fundraisers. The Jewish Daily Forward is reporting that top bundlers from President Obama’s 2008 campaign are sticking with the president in 2012. The President’s relationship with the Jewish community has been continuously scrutinized, and many speculated about a lossRead More

Republicans count votes at election headquarters at the Wallington Exchange restaurant in Wallington, NJ..

Poles Elected to City Council in NJ

Eastern European, Metro Area, Politics November 17, 2011 at 11:49 am

Polish Americans see victory in the Nov. 8 elections.

Celebrating in Englewood Cliffs, with Gloria Oh.

Communities see victories in NJ elections

Metro Area, Politics November 16, 2011 at 2:45 pm

Several communities saw their members get elected to local and state positions in New Jersey last Tuesday, Nov. 8. Some made history by becoming the first in their community to be elected to public office.

Hispanics Win Elections in NJ

Latino, Metro Area, Politics November 14, 2011 at 1:34 pm

Several Hispanic nominees triumphed in state and local elections in the Garden State on Nov. 8.

Celebrating in Englewood Cliffs, with Gloria Oh.

Korean-Americans Win Elections in NJ

East Asian, Metro Area, Politics November 14, 2011 at 12:58 pm

Korean Americans win councilmember seats in Englewood Clilffs and Harrington Park, both in New Jersey, increasing the number of Korean American councilmembers in the state to six.

Egyptian American protesters chant for their right for absentee  voting in upcoming Egyptian elections on Sat., Oct. 8.

Egyptians demand the #right2vote

Featured Posts, Middle Eastern, New York, North African, Politics October 12, 2011 at 4:48 pm

Egyptian Americans demand their right to absentee vote in Egyptian elections, the first after the ouster of the Mubarak regime.