Politics

Carlos Menchaca on May 13 at the event where he announced his re-election campaign. (Photo by Kadia Goba via Kings County Politics)

Menchaca Announces Re-election Bid

Elections 2017, Government, Politics May 16, 2017 at 3:34 pm

Supporters of Carlos Menchaca gathered in a Sunset Park restaurant on May 13 as the City Council member kicked off his re-election bid, reports Kings County Politics.

(Screen shot from Theatre of the Oppressed NYC video)

Fifth ‘Legislative Festival’ of Theatre of the Oppressed NYC

BRIC TV talks to members of Theatre of the Oppressed NYC about their current “Legislative Fest.”

On May 9 at a restaurant in Palisades Park, New Jersey, Koreans watch TV news, waiting for the result of the South Korea’s presidential election. (Photo via Korea Daily)

Reactions to Korea Election Results Mixed in Metro Area

East Asian, New York, Politics May 9, 2017 at 10:54 pm

Koreans in the NYC metro area offered mixed reactions to the election of former human rights lawyer Moon Jae-in to be their country’s next president, Korea Daily reports.

Alison Tan announcing her bid to unseat Council member Peter Koo (Photo by Ryan Brady via Queens Chronicle)

Wife of Ron Kim to Run Against Peter Koo

Elections 2017, Politics, Queens May 9, 2017 at 4:13 pm

Alison Tan, the wife of Ron Kim, announced she will challenge City Council member Peter Koo in the upcoming Democratic primary, reports Queens Chronicle.

(Photo via France-Amérique)

Cheering France’s Election Returns, in NYC

Manhattan, Politics, Western European May 9, 2017 at 12:34 pm

France-Amérique reports on a “watch party” where supporters of Emmanuel Macron were cheered by Sunday’s runoff results.

Gabriela Cabrera (Photo via Southold Local)

LI Latino Nonprofit Focuses on Getting Out the Vote

Latino, Long Island, Politics May 4, 2017 at 12:51 pm

The Latino advocacy organization OLA of Eastern Long Island has hired a civic engagement coordinator whose priority will be to encourage Latinos on the East End to vote, reports SoutholdLOCAL.

Munyoung Cho displaying the stamp proving that she voted (Photo by Munyoung Cho for Voices of NY)

My First Vote in a Korean Presidential Election – in New York

East Asian, Featured Posts, Politics May 1, 2017 at 5:54 pm

Voices of NY intern Munyoung Cho writes an account of the first vote she cast in a Korean presidential election, in Flushing, Queens.

Woomin Lee and Sangmi Lee, who voted before heading to the airport. (Photo via the Korea Times)

Koreans in US Vote for Korea’s Next President

East Asian, Politics, Queens April 26, 2017 at 4:45 pm

Voters young and old flocked to the polling place in Queens to cast their votes in Korea’s presidential elections, The Korea Times reports.

Hoboken Councilman Ravinder Singh Bhalla (third from left) at an April 9 fundraiser held in Bergen County, New Jersey. (Photo from Facebook)

Sikh Councilman Seeks Re-Election in Hoboken

Elections 2017, Metro Area, Politics, South Asian April 11, 2017 at 3:34 pm

Desi Talk speaks to Ravinder Singh Bhalla, “New Jersey’s only Indian-American Sikh councilman,” as he runs for re-election in Hoboken.

Polling station at Science Park High School in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Ecuadoreans in NJ Voted for the Opposition Candidate

Metro Area, Politics, South American April 7, 2017 at 3:00 pm

Ecuador’s conservative presidential candidate Guillermo Lasso won in New Jersey and tied in New York in a runoff election marked by low turnout, Reporte Hispano reports.

Jannie Chung (photo via Korea Daily)

Will Two Female Korean-Americans Serve in NJ Assembly?

East Asian, Metro Area, Politics, Women April 5, 2017 at 3:18 pm

Two Korean-American women, one Democratic and one Republican, are running for state assembly seats in districts that have long been strongholds of the party they are opposing, Korea Daily reports.

U.S Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis at his swearing in on Jan. 27 (Official Dept. of Defense photo)

‘Fake News’ and the Korean Elections

East Asian, New York, Politics March 29, 2017 at 9:34 pm

Fake news is spreading in the Korean community in connection with the forthcoming elections in South Korea, reports The Korea Times.

City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito welcoming lawmakers and activists to the March 27-28 conference on Sanctuary Cities (Photo by Karen Pennar for Voices of NY)

In NYC, Sanctuary City Leaders Strategize

Communities, Featured Posts, Immigration, Politics March 27, 2017 at 8:55 pm

Lawmakers and activists from around the country gathered in NYC for the first-ever convening to develop sanctuary city policies.

Jenny Hou’s family and supporters (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Jenny Hou Avoids Deportation

East Asian, Immigration, New York, Politics March 24, 2017 at 4:15 pm

Jenny Hou, the former treasurer of John Liu’s mayoral campaign who was convicted over fundraising irregularities in 2013, will not be deported, reports Sing Tao Daily.

Bayside resident Ted Han placed an advertisement celebrating the United States-South Korea alliance at the intersection of Northern and Parsons boulevards in Flushing. He worries that the states’ relationship will be hurt by the front-runner to become president of South Korea. (Photo provided to Queens Chronicle)

Generational Divide in Queens on Park’s Impeachment

East Asian, Politics, Queens March 23, 2017 at 5:04 pm

Queens Chronicle finds that much of the reaction among Korean Americans in the borough to the impeachment of the South Korean president is split along age lines.