INQUIRER.NET: Fil-Am leaders weigh-in on pandemic’s impact on immigrants
“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.”
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.
Did you know there are over 400,000 Filipino Americans in Los Angeles County, the highest concentration of Filipinos outside of the Philippines? Our time is now to make our voices heard at the ballot box. Below are friendly reminders for this year’s Presidential Primary Election on March 3 to make sure you are ready to cast your vote. #IWillVote #BobotoAko
On January 23, 2020, members of PALAD elected a new Board of Directors. PALAD, under its new Board leadership, is gearing up to mobilize and empower the Filipino American community to participate in the primary process and ultimately unite under the Democratic Party nominee.
ASIAN JOURNAL: PILIPINO AMERICAN LA DEMOCRATS WELCOME NEW BOARD
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.”
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.