Post Tagged with: "Grace Meng"

(Photo via Queens Tribune)

Queens Pols Worry Over School Incident

Education, Immigration, Queens May 16, 2017 at 4:25 pm

Queens politicians expressed concerns over keeping immigration officers out of the schools after an incident last week, reports Queens Tribune.

Grace Meng, at left, at roundtable she held to evaluate the likely local impact of federal budget cuts. (Photo by Gina Martinez via Times Ledger)

Meng Roundtable on Damaging Impact of Trump Budget Cuts

Asian, Culture, New York, Queens, Social Services April 13, 2017 at 4:05 pm

The local impact of federal budget cuts were discussed at a roundtable held by Queens representative Grace Meng, Times Ledger reports.

Yuh-Line Niou addressing supporters after her defeat April 19 in the special election to fill Sheldon Silver's seat (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Niou Vows to Come Back in September

East Asian, Elections 2016, Manhattan, Politics April 21, 2016 at 6:04 pm

Yuh-Line Niou lost the race to complete the remainder of Sheldon Silver’s assembly term, but she vowed to enter the Democratic primary for the seat in September, Sing Tao Daily reports.

Grace Meng (second from right) and Cheng (right)

Grace Meng Meets Her Challenger

Elections 2016 October 31, 2016 at 3:39 pm

Democratic Rep. Grace Meng and Republican opponent Danniel Maio agreed on little during a debate held in Flushing for the 6th Congressional district seat, reports Sing Tao Daily.

On Jan. 13, 2016, members of the New York City Council and representatives of the Korean American Association of Queens New York stood in front of City Hall to celebrate Korean American Day. (Photo via Korea Daily)

Marking 113 Years of Korean Immigration

East Asian, Immigration, Manhattan, Metro Area January 15, 2016 at 1:25 pm

On Jan. 13 in both New York and New Jersey, politicians and representatives of Korean-American organizations celebrated 113 years of Korean immigration to the U.S., Korea Daily reports.

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.

Lindy Li (seated, in beige dress) at the recent Flushing event. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Congressional Hopeful Gets Support of New York Chinese

East Asian, Metro Area, New York, Politics August 19, 2015 at 6:19 pm

Lindy Li, running for a congressional seat in Pennsylvania, got the support of New York member of Congress Grace Meng and others at a gathering in Flushing, Sing Tao Daily reports.

Grace Meng (Creative Commons license photo via Wikipedia)

A ‘Misunderstanding’ Over Book on ‘Comfort Women’

East Asian, History, Politics April 14, 2015 at 5:20 pm

Rep. Grace Meng did not intend a snub when she refused the offer of a book on Korean “comfort women,” her office explained to The Korea Times.

Children at a dual language education school happily perform and celebrate the year of the goat. (Photo via World Journal)

Lunar New Year Holiday, Delayed by Mayor, Inspires Open Letter

Asian, Culture, Education, New York March 17, 2015 at 6:01 pm

Elected officials joined Rep. Grace Meng in sending a letter to the mayor on the “lack of progress” in adding the Lunar New Year to the public school calendar, reports World Journal.

Crosswalk on Main St. in Flushing, Queens (Photo by Julius Motal for Voices of NY)

Asian Americans Boost Their Political Clout

Asian Americans are boosting their political clout by getting the vote out and pushing politicians to be more responsive to their needs.

Korean Parade on Avenue of the Americas

Korean Parade on Avenue of the Americas

Culture, East Asian, Featured Posts October 6, 2014 at 6:34 pm

The 34th Annual Korean Day Parade went on despite heavy rain on Oct. 4.

(Photo by Liam La Guerre via Queens Courier)

Vigil on Anniversary of Bangladeshi Factory Collapse

Queens, South Asian April 24, 2014 at 5:44 pm

Together with the local Bangladeshi community, officials in Queens honored the over 1,000 who perished in the garment factory disaster, reports Queens Courier.

Photo by Jiwon Choi

Bringing Jewish and Korean Americans Together

East Asian, Featured Posts, Jewish, Queens, Seniors April 1, 2014 at 5:24 pm

Helping seniors and collaborating to fight poverty were topics discussed at a panel held in Bayside, Queens.

Joyce Moy and Bill Imada at a hearing on the need for a third small business development center in Queens. (Photo by Melissa Chan via Queen Courier)

Does Queens Need Another Small Biz Development Center?

Business, Queens March 13, 2014 at 5:17 pm

Small business owners and their advocates said Queens needs another business development center that offers flexible hours and more staffers who speak Chinese, Korean and Spanish, Queens Courier reports.

Panelists from left to right: Jersey City Council President Rolando Lavarro, State Assemblyman Ron Kim, Congresswoman Grace Meng, and former City Council candidate (now teacher and activist) Edward Santos (Photo via The FilAm)

Weighing in on the State of Asian-American Politics

Asian, Politics March 3, 2014 at 3:29 pm

Asian Americans who have bucked the trends and stepped into politics talked about their foray into the field, as well as the chances of an Asian-American being elected as president, reports The FilAm.