PHILADELPHIA — As Asian American elected officials and community leaders take the stage here this week at the Democratic National Convention, the formidable presence and political force of Asian American voters on the nation’s electoral decision-making process can no longer be ignored. Measured by the growing Asian electorate — which is projected to double from almost 6 million in 2016 to 12.2 million in 2040 — and the increasing number of Asian American congressional candidates, Asian voters can now shape and influence the elections, according to the Asian American Pacific and Islander (AAPI) Vote.
PHILADELPHIA -- They call it the Urban Agenda. Mayors from across the country rallied at the Democratic National Convention last week and touted their ambitious campaign to rehabilitate America's inner-city communities and help bridge the deep divide between police and black citizens. Using the heading "The 2016 Compact for a Better America: A Call to Action," the mayors are facing an uphill struggle: to persuade a Republican-controlled Congress to pay attention to a myriad of problems plaguing the nation's metro areas, and, most important, fund programs to revitalize crumbling neighbourhoods.
News Americas, PHILADELPHIA, PA, Tues. July 26, 2016: Mexican-American Actress Eva Longoria took to the stage of the Democratic Convention 2016 Monday night and had a strong message for Donald Trump: “We didn’t cross the border, the border crossed us.” Citing history, the South Texas-born Longoria reminded delegates and Americans that Texas used to be part of Mexico.
News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Weds. July 27, 2016: Fifty-seven U.S. mayors yesterday signed an open letter urging the Presidential candidates of both the Republican and Democratic Parties to commit to supporting immigration reform, including a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, in the first 100 days of the next Presidency.
News Americas, PHILADELPHIA, PA, Tues. July 26, 2016: Karla Ortiz looks like just an unassuming 11-year-old, but the American-born daughter of undocumented immigrants left many at opening night of the Democratic Convention in Philadelphia in tears as she shared her personal immigration story.
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has pulled 5 points ahead of Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton in a four-way race for the White House, a new CNN/ORC Poll shows.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Miami; 20, 2016) -- In her bid to become Miami-Dade County’s first female mayor, Raquel Regalado has earned the endorsement of the men and women of the Dade County Police Benevolent Association. The PBA joined other labour unions, organizations and clergy Thursday to show wide support for Raquel Regalado at a press conference Thursday morning. Observers note that it is the largest coalition of organizations supporting a political candidate in recent memory.
Today, Hillary for America Senior Policy Advisor Maya Harris released the following statement: "The shooting of Charles Kinsey in North Miami shows that we still have work to do to strengthen the relationship between police officers and the communities they serve, and reduce the use of excessive force.
Washington, D.C.—"It was announced today that Miami-Dade County is the recipient of $2,357,143.00 for the Low or No Emission Bus and Bus Facilities grant program. This grant, which the County was awarded through a competitive process, will provide our community with funding to purchase or lease zero-emission and low-emission transit buses, as well as acquire and construct facilities to maintain these vehicles. I am pleased the County received this money to provide our residents with energy efficient and modern public transportation to make their lives easier."
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. July 21, 2016: The Republican Party’s anointed Presidential candidate, Donald J. Trump, is set to take the stage tonight in Cleveland, Ohio as the GOP’s convention wraps up. But outside of his racist comments about Latin American immigrants, particularly Mexicans, his campaign and its website has failed to outline his foreign policy agenda in detail regarding, how if elected, he will deal with the US’ neighbours – Latin America and the Caribbean.
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