Politics

Chirlane McCray (Photo via Kings Count Politics)

McCray for Public Advocate?

African American, New York, Politics April 12, 2018 at 11:53 am

Kings County Politics is reporting that Chirlane McCray is considering running for NYC public advocate, a position her husband Mayor Bill de Blasio once held.

Chasoo Park (left) and SukJoon Min, meeting the April 2 deadline for filing for the Democratic primary in Palisades Park, NJ (Photo via The Korea Times)

Will Korean Voters Divide over Candidates in NJ?

East Asian, Metro Area, Politics April 2, 2018 at 9:30 pm

The race for mayor of Palisades Park has gotten competitive, with two Korean candidates seeking to unseat Mayor James Rotundo in the forthcoming Democratic primary, reports The Korea Times.

Rubén Díaz Jr., borough president of the Bronx (Photo via El Diario)

Rubén Díaz Jr. Will Seek to Be First Latino Mayor in 2021

Bronx, Latino, New York, Politics March 20, 2018 at 5:22 pm

In an interview with El Diario/La Prensa, Rubén Díaz Jr., only weeks into his third term as borough president of the Bronx, confirms he will run for mayor in 2021.

"Mexico is where you are" (Image via Voto Mexicano/Facebook)

Helping LI Mexicans to Vote in Mexican Elections

Long Island, Mexican, Politics March 16, 2018 at 12:54 pm

A local, grassroots initiative will help Mexicans on the Long Island East End vote in their country’s next presidential election, RiverheadLOCAL en Español reports.

NYC Asian American Democratic Club President Kenneth Chiu and Former Comproller John Liu. (Photo by Stephen Witt via Kings County Politics)

Chinese Political Club Mobilizes in Brooklyn

Asian, Brooklyn, Politics March 9, 2018 at 4:05 pm

The New York City Asian-American Democratic Club pushed for greater political empowerment at a Lunar New Year celebration in Sunset Park, reports Kings County Politics.

"Registered Polish American voters will constitute a strong political group, thanks to which our voice will be heard," says Slawomir Platta, the organizer of the campaign. (Photo by Marcin Żurawicz/Art Pix via Nowy Dziennik)

Big Voter Registration in the Polish-American Community

Eastern European, Politics, Queens March 5, 2018 at 12:32 pm

Slawomir Platta speaks to Nowy Dziennik about the large-scale voter registration drive he is organizing in Queens’ Polish community.

Andrew Yang (Photo by Rong Xiaoqing via Sing Tao Daily)

Once a Bullied Asian Kid, Now a 2020 Hopeful

East Asian, Labor, Politics March 2, 2018 at 5:39 pm

In an interview with Sing Tao Daily, presidential candidate and entrepreneur Andrew Yang pushes for a universal basic income and speaks about running as an Asian American.

Haitians Should Pursue Economic and Political Empowerment

Haitians Should Pursue Economic and Political Empowerment

Business, Caribbean, Politics March 2, 2018 at 3:26 pm

A thriving community needs not just political representation but also robust small businesses and grassroots organizations, writes Garry Pierre-Pierre in The Haitian Times.

Ari Espinal and Catalina Cruz are set to give voters in Corona, Elmhurst a Jackson Heights a choice on Special Election Day. (Photo courtesy of Friends of Ari Espinal/Catalina Cruz for Assembly via City Limits)

Cruz to Take on Espinal in April Election – a ‘Rarity’

Politics, Queens February 27, 2018 at 4:56 pm

The special election race for the Assembly district 39 seat in Queens will be a “rarity,” writes City Limits, in that there will be more than one candidate.

Williams says he was surprised at the level of interest in his candidacy during a recent trip to upstate New York. (Photo by Jarrett Murphy via City Limits)

Jumaane Williams on Running for Lt. Governor

Elections 2018, New York, Politics February 26, 2018 at 5:13 pm

City Council member Jumaane Williams speaks about his decision to run for lieutenant governor, his thoughts on Cuomo, and his positions on political issues, in an episode of the Max & Murphy podcast, reports City Limits.

Luis Miranda Jr. (Photo via Impacto Latino)

Luis Miranda Jr. Seeks Fair Representation for Latinos

Latino, Politics, Puerto Rican February 22, 2018 at 4:44 pm

Luis A. Miranda Jr., the influential Puerto Rican political strategist who founded the Hispanic Federation, is now the board chair of the Latino Victory Project, which seeks to expand Latino representation in the United States, Impacto Latino reports.

Suraj Patel (Photo via Queens County Politics)

Suraj Patel Running Against Maloney

Elections 2018, New York, Politics, South Asian February 21, 2018 at 4:17 pm

Suraj Patel, who is challenging Rep. Carolyn Maloney, wants to “redefine what it means to be a representative,” reports Queens County Politics.

Community advocate Melissa Enriquez-Rada is running for a Bayonne City Council seat. (Photo provided to the Philippine Daily Mirror)

FilAm Runs for NJ Council Seat

Elections 2018, Metro Area, Politics, Southeast Asian February 13, 2018 at 3:18 pm

The Philippine Daily Mirror speaks to Melissa Enriquez-Rada, the first Filipino American to run for a city council seat in Bayonne, New Jersey.

A poster at a bus shelter at Northern and Parsons boulevards in Flushing, put up there by Bayside resident Ted Han, urges people not to be deceived by propaganda from North Korea. (Photo by Ted Han via Queens Chronicle)

Queens Koreans Divided Over Olympics

East Asian, Politics, Queens February 8, 2018 at 4:59 pm

Some Korean immigrants in Queens vehemently oppose North and South Korea coming together for the Olympics, reflecting a generational gap on the issue, finds Queens Chronicle.

Andrea Marra of Jackson Heights is running for Jose Peralta's state senate seat. (Photo courtesy of Andrea Marra via QNS)

Andrea Marra Challenges Jose Peralta

East Asian, Politics, Queens February 8, 2018 at 4:56 pm

Jackson Heights resident Andrea Marra would become the first Asian American in the state Senate and the first transgender member of the state legislature if she wins the race for the District 13 seat, reports QNS.