INQURIER.NET: FIL-AM GROUP RAISES 'AWARENESS' OF DEMOCRATS' CAMPAIGN
October 19, 2020 | Christine O. Avendaño
On Oct. 7, a group of Filipino Americans was among the nearly 60 million people who watched the US vice presidential debate between Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. Kamala Harris. Harris is the running mate of Democratic Party presidential candidate Joe Biden, while Pence is seeking reelection with US President Donald Trump under the Republican Party in the Nov. 3 polls.
ASIAN JOURNAL: [OPINION] FELLOW FIL-AMS: WHETHER IT'S BY MAIL OR IN PERSON, MAKE SURE TO VOTE
October 7, 2020 | Contributors: Philip Lim Nulud and Mari Bandoma Callado
Former President Dwight Eisenhower once said, “[t]he future of this republic is in the hands of the American voter.” This is especially poignant as we approach the 2020 General Election in November. While the focus of the election is on who will be president, there is much more at stake—social equality, climate change, healthcare, taxes, and foreign policy, to name just a few. Over the past few months, our nation has faced an ongoing global pandemic, an economic downturn, record-high unemployment rates, and civic unrest from years of engrained social inequity.
ASIAN JOURNAL: BIDEN CAMPAIGN WOOS FIL-AM VOTERS IN NEVADA THROUGH CULTURALLY RELEVANT OUTREACH
September 2, 2020 | Christina Oriel
Kamayan feast fundraisers, packed phone banking sessions in Tagalog, door-to-door canvassing, and campaign staffers present at community festivals — these have been some of the traditional get-out-the-vote efforts during election season to court Filipino Americans in Nevada. But as the pandemic continues and Election Day nears, staffers for former Vice President Joe Biden’s presidential campaign have been shifting to socially distanced and digital methods, while still retaining cultural relevancy.
ASIAN JOURNAL: FIL-AM DEMOCRATS KICK OFF GRASSROOTS ORGANIZING IN FINAL WEEKS BEFORE ELECTION
September 23, 2020 | Christina Oriel
Filipino American Democrats across California and Nevada came together for a “weekend of action” to get their communities registered to vote and to make a plan to cast their ballots leading up to the 2020 presidential election this November. Speakers at the virtual event, spearheaded by the Pilipino American Los Angeles Democrats (PALAD) on Saturday, September 19, boasted the Filipino American electorate’s potential to help elect the Biden-Harris ticket, as well as other Democratic candidates down the ballot. But it starts with mobilizing the community and doubling down on efforts in the less than 50 days left, they said.
ASIAN JOURNAL: FIL-AM LEADERS PRAISE CHOICE OF SEN. KAMALA HARRIS AS BIDEN'S RUNNING MATE
August 11, 2020 | Christina Oriel
Several Filipino American elected officials and community leaders on Tuesday, August 11 reacted to the selection of California Senator Kamala Harris as former Vice President Joe Biden’s running mate. Juslyn Manalo, vice mayor of Daly City, California, said the announcement “sends the right message” of what a Biden presidency will look like.
ASIAN JOURNAL: [OPINION] I'M A FILIPINO AMERICAN REPUBLICAN, BUT I'M VOTING FOR BIDEN
July 22, 2020 | Contributor: Nelson Garcia
Having been born in Mandaluyong, and knowing the history of American influence in my country of birth, I have always felt an affinity and a deep appreciation to the United States for the opportunities given to me and my family.
INQURIER.NET: FIL-AM LEADERS WEIGH-IN ON PANDEMIC'S IMPACT ON IMMIGRANTS
May 28, 2020 | Hiyasmin Quijano
“We have to think about Covid-19 as an immigration issue,” declared Dr. Anthony Ocampo, assistant professor of sociology at Cal Poly Pomona. “Given what’s going on with Filipino nurses today, given what we know about (their) role during the AIDS epidemic, when it comes to public health we can’t disaggregate it from being an immigration issue.”
ASIAN JOURNAL: [OP-ED] STANDING UP FOR THE AAPI COMMUNITY AMID AMERICA'S LEADERSHIP CRISIS
May 21, 2020 | Contributor: Senator Kamala Harris & Assemblymember Rob Bonta
We are in a crisis — one that requires unifying leadership. But that’s not what we are getting from the president of the United States. The staggering death toll and human suffering haven’t changed Donald Trump’s lack of empathy and tendency to strike out at those who speak truth. Rather than show moral leadership and take real action to help people, Trump has resorted to race-baiting and spreading misinformation. This has helped perpetuate hate against the Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) community.
BALITANG AMERICA: FILIPINO DEMOCRATS ENCOURAGE CIVIC ENGAGEMENT AS ELECTIONS DRAW NEAR
May 19, 2020 | Steve Angeles
PALAD held its latest virtual Merienda — talking about the elections with John Santos, former Cerritos Mayor Mark Pulido and special guest LA City Council President Emeritus Herb Wesson. As Filipino health workers continue to lose their lives as they battle the pandemic, they believe the ongoing crisis can also motivate Filipinos to vote.
ASIAN JOURNAL: FIL-AM ELECTED OFFICIALS SHARE COVID-19 RELIEF OPTIONS
May 9, 2020 | Christina Oriel
From denouncing anti-Asian sentiments to explaining economic relief options, several Filipino American elected officials in California came together in a recent town hall to share resources available to the community during the coronavirus pandemic.
BALITANG AMERICA: FILIPINO ELECTED OFFICIALS COMBAT MISINFORMATION IN ASIAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY
May 5, 2020 | Steve Angeles
A power lineup of elected officials from the Democratic Party. The Pilipino American Los Angeles Democrats, or PALAD, kicked off its new weekly Virtual Merienda Series. The series, spearheaded by PALAD president and LA Public Works Commissioner Jessica Caloza, hopes to keep Filipinos engaged and updated on ongoing issues, especially with the 2020 presidential elections some 6 months away.
INQURIER.NET: FIL-AM OFFICIALS ADDRESS PANDEMIC AT VIRTUAL TOWM HALL
May 5, 2020 | Agnes Constante
Filipino American elected officials across California have been addressing the needs of their constituents and the Asian American community as the coronavirus pandemic continues. During a recent virtual town hall hosted by the Pilipino American Los Angeles Democrats to mark the start of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Filipino American politicians shared how federal and local governments have been responding to the crisis.
A young Filipino American finds community – and a political mission – by moving to Las Vegas. Now he’s at ground zero as Nevada Democrats race to fix the caucus process in their state, following this month’s high-tech debacle in Iowa.
ASIAN JOURNAL: PILIPINO AMERICAN LA DEMOCRATS WELCOME NEW BOARD
February 10, 2020 | AJ Press
With the March 3rd primary in a few weeks, the group will ramp up its efforts to get Filipino Americans in Los Angeles County to participate in the process, as well as to “ultimately unite under the Democratic Party nominee.”
ASIAN JOURNAL: NEW COMMITTEE SEEKS TO ENSURE ALL FILIPINOS ARE COUNTED IN 2020 CENSUS
October 19, 2020 | Klarize Medenilla
n an effort to combat an undercount of the Filipino community, Filipino American leaders in the Los Angeles area have established a new outreach endeavor to ensure a full count of Filipino residents in the United States in the 2020 census. On a bright morning in Unidad Park in Historic Filipinotown, the Filipino Complete Count Committee of LA County (FCCCLC) was launched on Saturday, October 12 with the comprehensive mission to increase Filipino participation for the decennial count scheduled for April 1, 2020.