10 Resign from President’s Advisory Commission on AAPIs

The President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders submitted their resignations Feb. 15  to President (Donald) Trump. The main reason: Trump’s policies have adversely affected Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Six other Commissioners — Nina Ahmad, Lian Cheun, Diane Narasaki, Shekar Narasimhan, Bo Thao-Urabe, and Paul Watanabe — had resigned in January. “We […]

Four reasons why AAPIs should oppose Prop 61

Proposition 61 is opposed by a diverse coalition of organizations representing community-based health service organizations, labor unions, patient advocates, doctors, clinics, veterans, and businesses because the flawed and deceptive measure would be bad for patients, harmful for veterans and expensive for taxpayers. The negative impact of Prop. 61 on AAPIs would be broad and deep. […]

LETTERS: Reasons for AAPIs to support Hillary Clinton

Dear Editor: Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders could have unprecedented sway in the upcoming presidential election, and we have compelling reasons to back Hillary Clinton. Asian Americans are the fastest growing population in the U.S. and 15 percent of eligible California voters. Nearly one-third of Asian Americans live in California, and if we throw our […]

Study: Undocumented Immigrants Relying on ‘Luck’ to Stay Healthy

BERKELEY, Calif. — Undocumented immigrants’ ability to stay healthy might come down to a matter of luck. That’s one of the findings that emerged from a study released late last month by The Greenlining Institute, a national research and advocacy organization. Prohibitive costs, language barriers, fear of outing themselves as undocumented and a perceived lack […]