Politics

Yuh-Line Niou visiting Open Door Senior Center to thank her supporters (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Chinese Votes Key to Niou’s Victory  

East Asian, Manhattan, Politics September 16, 2016 at 12:06 pm

[Editor’s note: After Yuh-Line Niou won the primary election in Assembly District 65, Sing Tao Daily examines the votes the six candidates received in the Chinatown poll sites and concluded that now voters in Chinatown are statistically significant enough to send a candidate to a public office alone. The dataRead More

Marisol Alcántara won the State Senate seat for the 31st District. (Photo via El Diario)

Latinas’ Victories Empower Women in Albany

Dominican, Politics, Women September 15, 2016 at 5:41 pm

The victory of Carmen De La Rosa and Marisol Alcántara in Tuesday’s primaries marks a new milestone in the struggle of Hispanic women in the political arena, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Deborah Glick (Photo courtesy of Deborahglick.com via Gay City News)

LGBT Assembly Members Prevail in Primary

LGBTQ, New York, Politics September 15, 2016 at 2:41 pm

Three LGBT Assembly members and one key LGBT ally fended off primary challengers, reports Gay City News.

Consul of Colombia in New Jersey Divia Cepeda Rojas (Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Seeking Local Support for Colombian Peace Referendum

Metro Area, Politics, South American September 15, 2016 at 12:45 pm

The new consul of Colombia in Newark is calling on Colombians in New Jersey to vote in the upcoming plebiscite in favor of the peace deal reached between the Colombian government and FARC guerrillas, reports Reporte Hispano.

Yuh-Line Niou hugs a supporter at her victory party (Photo via World Journal)

Niou Wins Despite Dilution of Chinese Votes

East Asian, Manhattan, Politics September 14, 2016 at 11:20 pm

The victory of Yuh-Line Niou in the Democratic primary race in the 65th district for the Assembly seat long held by Sheldon Silver, shows that Chinese candidates are not only able to get the support of the majority of Chinese voters but also are able to rally voters from diverse communities, writes World Journal.

Dominican politicians Marisol Alcántara and Carmen De La Rosa (with her 2-year-old daughter Lea) campaigning in July 2016. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Dominican Women Rise to Power in State Primaries

Dominican, New York, Politics, Video, Women September 14, 2016 at 4:38 pm

Two Dominican women, Carmen de la Rosa and Marisol Alcántara, made history by beating old guard rivals in the New York state primaries, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

(Photo by Gage Skidmore, Creative Commons license)

In Chinatown, Surprising Support for Trump from New Immigrants

Asian, East Asian, Immigration, Manhattan, New York, Politics September 14, 2016 at 2:36 pm

In City LImits, Sing Tao Daily reporter Rong Xiaoqing writes about the surprising support for Donald Trump among recent Chinese immigrants in Chinatown.

Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop (center, with tie) and members of the Muslim community at an iftar dinner hosted at City Hall on July 2, 2015. (Photo by May S. Young, Creative Commons license)

A NJ Jewish Mayor Backed by Muslims

Jewish, Metro Area, Muslim, Politics September 13, 2016 at 1:34 pm

The Forward speaks to Jersey City mayor Steven Fulop about his relationship with the city’s Muslim community, and his Romanian-Jewish background.

Robert Carroll, who is running for the assembly seat currently held by the retiring James Brennan, is among the candidates winning the endorsement from the New York City Asian-American Democratic Club. (Photo courtesy of Friends of Robert Carroll, via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Asian-American Club Endorses Candidates

Brooklyn, Politics September 12, 2016 at 5:00 pm

Brooklyn Daily Eagle reports on endorsements in key local races, coming from the recently formed New York City Asian-American Democratic Club (NYCADC).

At a press conference on Sept. 2, Dongchan Kim (center), executive director at the Korean American Civic Empowerment for Community, presents the organization’s new report in Korean, “A Guide for New York State Primary Election.”

Despite Decline, Number of Korean Voters in Flushing Still Highest

East Asian, Politics, Queens September 12, 2016 at 4:56 pm

While the number of Korean voters in Flushing has dropped, the community could still play a critical role, reports Korea Daily, particularly in the 16th Senate District where S.J. Jung is challenging incumbent Toby Ann Stavisky.

District Leader Vote Could Make History for Haitians

District Leader Vote Could Make History for Haitians

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Politics September 12, 2016 at 3:31 pm

A win in the Sept. 13 primaries for Josue Pierre, the candidate running to become the 42nd Assembly male district leader, means control of the Democratic Party in Flatbush for the Haitian community, reports The Haitian Times.

Council member Daniel Dromm, chair of the Education Committee (third from left), and leaders of LGBT groups, denounce S.J. Jung at a press conference held in front of Jung’s Flushing headquarters on Sept. 6. (Photo via Korea Daily)

Korean LGBT Groups Condemn S.J. Jung

East Asian, LGBTQ, New York, Politics, Women September 9, 2016 at 5:08 pm

Korean and other Asian LGBT organizations were among those speaking out against Queens candidate S.J. Jung over his remarks on same-sex couples, reports Korea Daily.

Members of the Muslim Democratic Club of New York with community organizer Ali Najmi on the right. (Photo via Kings County Politics)

Muslim Democratic Club Pushes for a Progressive Vision

Brooklyn, Muslim, Politics September 9, 2016 at 11:38 am

The Muslim Democratic Club of New York seeks to educate and motivate Muslim voters, particularly those in parts of Brooklyn this year, reports Kings County Politics.

A voter registration banner displayed at the National Community Ramadan Iftar held in June at Rufus King Park in Queens. 9Photo by Alex Ayala for Voices of NY)

Registering NYC Muslims to Vote

Featured Posts, Muslim, New York, Politics September 8, 2016 at 6:04 pm

New York area Muslim groups are joining a nationwide effort to register thousands of Muslims to vote, hoping to get the total registered to 1 million by Election Day.

Competing campaign flyers on a storefront window in Chinatown. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Assembly District 65 Candidates Wooing Voters with Tricks

East Asian, Manhattan, Politics September 2, 2016 at 6:02 pm

The competition for Sheldon Silver’s seat in lower Manhattan is strong, and some candidates are resorting to questionable tactics, reports Sing Tao Daily.