FILIPINO AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

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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.

PHILIPPINE POST: GRASSROOTS EFFORT TO GET OUT THE VOTE FOR FIL-AM HISTORY MONTH LAUNCHED

October 9, 2020

The Philippine Post reprinted PALAD's second round of candidate and ballot measure endorsements. The article is on Page 10.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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BALITANG AMERICA: [VIDEO] FIL-AM DEMOCRATS HOST “WEEKEND OF ACTION” TO ENCOURAGE VOTER ENGAGEMENT

September 21, 2020 | Steve Angeles

Fil-Ams joined together with other Asian American groups in support of the Biden-Harris ticket. They insist the AAPI vote can bring in crucial swing votes in the November election.

PHILIPPINE POST: PALAD BARES MORE CANDIDATE, BALLOT MEASURE ENDORSEMENTS

September 4, 2020

The Philippine Post reprinted PALAD's second round of candidate and ballot measure endorsements. The article is on Page 11.

PHILIPPINE POST: LA DEMOCRATS SAY KAMALA HARRIS IS READY TO LEAD AS VICE PRESIDENT

August 14, 2020

The Philippine Post reprinted PALAD's statement on Joe Biden's Vice Presidential pick released on August 11, 2020. The article is on Page 10.

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BALITANG AMERICA: [VIDEO] PALAD 2020 ENDORSEMENTS MEETING

August 12, 2020 | Steve Angeles

About 30 candidates took to the virtual campaign trail, hoping to court the endorsement of one of Los Angeles County’s longest running Democratic clubs, including from the Filipino-American community.

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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.

US ASIAN POST: PALAD 2020 CANDIDATE ENDORSEMENTS

August 7, 2020

The US Asian Post reprinted PALAD's press release of 2020 Candidate Endorsements from August 3, 2020. The article is in the Fil-Am News Section on page 2.

PHILIPPINE POST: PALAD ENDORSEMENTS FOR 2020 

August 7, 2020

The Philippine Post reprinted PALAD's press release of 2020 Candidate Endorsements from August 3, 2020. The article is in the Community Section on Page 11.

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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.

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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CNN: 'THEY WANT TO BE COURTED'

February 14, 2020 | Fredreka Schouten

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.

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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.”

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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. 

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