Post Tagged with: "Congress"

Shirley Chisholm announcing her candidacy on Jan. 25, 1972. (Photo by Thomas J. O'Halloran via Library of Congress, Wikimedia Commons)

Inspiration for New Members of Congress from Shirley Chisholm

Brooklyn, Politics, Women November 13, 2018 at 5:02 pm

As new members of Congress start orientation, Brooklyn Daily Eagle writes how the freshmen class, women of color in particular, can learn from Shirley Chisholm who made history as the first African-American woman elected to Congress.

Grace Meng (Photo via The Korea Times)

Rep. Grace Meng Seeks Support for Third Term

East Asian, Elections 2016, Politics, Queens August 19, 2016 at 12:33 pm

Rep. Grace Meng (D–NY) spoke with The Korea Times about her accomplishments and her concerns for immigrant, Asian and Korean issues as she seeks a third term in Congress representing the 6th Congressional District in NY.

Luis Miguel Castilla, ambassador to Peru in Washington (fifth from the left), attended the official launching of the Congressional Caucus on Peru. (Photo courtesy of Roberto Curitomai via El Diario)

U.S. Peruvians Create Caucus Seeking Political Power

Government, Metro Area, South American August 2, 2016 at 3:36 pm

A large New York delegation helped create earlier this month the Peruvian American Political Organization, the first Peruvian caucus in the U.S., to improve political representation, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

KACE staff attorney Chejin Park (left) and KACE president Dongchan Kim urge Korean-Americans to sign the petition against Shinzō Abe addressing a joint session of Congress. (Photo courtesy of KACE via Korea Daily)

Koreans Oppose Japan’s PM Addressing Congress

East Asian, History February 26, 2015 at 1:57 pm

KACE has started a petition drive among Korean Americans to oppose an address to a joint session of Congress by Prime Minister Shinzō Abe, Korea Daily reports.

Mayra Hidalgo has advocated to make the campus at Sarah Lawrence immigrant-friendly. (Photo by Julius Motal/Voices of NY)

A Life Measured in Two-Year Increments

As the Obama administration delays executive action on immigration reform, a DREAMer is left in limbo.

Photo Jeanette Hanneman via the National Parks Conservation Association, Creative Commons license

Immigrants, Minorities, Poor Feel Sting of Shutdown

The effects of the shutdown depends on its duration but some locals are already feeling the effects.

(Photo by Mike Saechang, via Flickr, Creative Commons License)

Opinion: Gun Control, It’s Our Turn

Crime, Opinion, Politics January 18, 2013 at 12:45 pm

The President’s call for sensible gun laws will face tough opposition in Congress, where common sense has made a disappearing act. Columnist Dolores Prida of El Diario/La Prensa urges the Latino community to reach out to make change happen.

Ron Kim

History Made in NYC Elections

Asian, Demographics, Elections 2012, In the News, Politics November 7, 2012 at 4:11 pm

Victories swept through Chinese, Korean and Albanian New Yorkers as one of their own became the first of their community to attain political office – in Congress for Grace Meng and in the State Assembly for Ron Kim and Mark Gjonaj.

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

Espaillat Will Challenge Rangel, But Will Dominicans Vote for One of Their Own?

Dominican, Latino, Politics April 3, 2012 at 5:41 pm

This past Sunday, the Dominican-American State Senator Adriano Espaillat announced that he intends to run for the newly-formed 13th Congressional District seat in Upper Manhattan, pitting him against longtime Congressman Charles Rangel in the Democratic primary. But Espaillat should not take blanket Dominican support for granted, El Diario reports.

Jewish NY Congressman threatened by redistricting

Jewish NY Congressman threatened by redistricting

In the News, New York, Politics January 18, 2012 at 1:27 pm

The redistricting process is now making the Jewish community nervous that it could lose an outspoken pro-Israel voice in Congress. New York will lose two seats in the US House of Representatives, and The Jewish Daily Forward reports that political strategists see Congressman Gary Ackerman’s seat as a “logical” one to be eliminated.