Study: 1 in 3 Asian American voters undecided

WASHINGTON — Asian Americans have been trending Democratic in their voting patterns but remain highly independent in party allegiances, according to a newly released survey. In 1992, less than one-third of Asian Americans for the Democratic presidential candidate but more than two-thirds voted for Obama in 2008. Today, 33 percent now identify themselves as Democrats, […]

The evolving face of San Jose and the South Bay

Last year, the University of Maryland and the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) published a report that looks at the education, employment and cultural makeup of Japanese American populations throughout the United States. The paper found that the greater San Jose, Calif. area contained the fifth largest concentration of Japanese Americans in the country, following […]

Battling the stigma of HIV in the API community

Seventeen years ago, Henry Ocampo did not think he would make it past his 25th birthday. A fresh graduate from the University of California, Davis, the young Filipino American was the pride and joy of his family. None of them knew his status. As an HIV prevention worker, Ocampo knew the risks. Although his then-partner […]

Parties ignore Asian American voters ‘at their peril’

Asian Americans represent the fastest growing demographic segment in this country and a critical voting bloc. But, according to a new first-of-its-kind poll released in early May, neither Republicans nor Democrats seem to be taking note. The Lake Research Partners poll is the first to gauge political attitudes among Asian American voters, who are largely […]

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