Kelly Hu, Yul Kwon, and Deputy Secretary of Southern Nevada Chris Lee are manning phone banks for the AAPI vote.
(Las Vegas, NV) Actress/Model Kelly Hu, Winner of Survivor: Cook's Islander Yul Kwon, and Deputy Secretary of Southern Nevada Chris Lee join local community members and volunteers at phone banks in Henderson, NV, a day before the caucuses on Friday, January 18th at Noon for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to attend this Saturday's Caucuses.
The Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community is a key electorate in Nevada and the Asian population is the fastest growing population, highest of all races, in Clark County, Nevada. There are about 130,000 Asian Americans and 17,000 Pacific Islanders in Clark County. In 2004, 75% of Clark County's AAPI registered voters turned out to vote and 77% of Nevada's AAPI registered voters turned out to vote.
"Kelly, Yul, and Chris are prominent members of the Asian American Pacific Islander community who have contributed their time to ensure that many more AAPIs will caucus this Saturday." said Daphne Kwok, APIA Vote Board Member. "We hope that our community members will join them in their efforts-- whether it's to phone bank, to caucus, or to canvass, and ensure that our voices get heard in the electoral process."
Celebrity Phone Banking
WHO: Kelly Hu, Yul Kwon, Chris Lee and volunteers
WHAT: Phone Banking to get AAPIs out to the NV Caucuses this Saturday
WHEN: Friday, January 18, 2008, Noon to 1PM
The nomination deadline for Aspire's 1st Annual Outstanding Woman of the Year Award is March 1, 2008.
Asian Sisters Participating In Reaching Excellence (ASPIRE) is looking for young Asian American women who are role models for their community and is committed to ASPIRE's mission of empowerment for their 1st Annual ASPIRE Outstanding Woman of the Year Award. The award will be presented at the 2008 ASPIRE Asian American Women in Leadership (AAWIL) Conference on April 26, 2008 at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. This year's keynote speakers include SuChin Pak, Correspondent, MTV News and Kyung Yoon, Vice Chairman, Heidrick & Struggles.
ASPIRE's Outstanding Woman of the Year award celebrates a female high school or college student of Asian American decent that is a proven leader with the initiative and determination to make a change in her community. Nomination Deadline is March 1, 2008.
"We're very excited to create this award for young Asian American women across the nation who are making a difference in their communities," said Grace Niwa, Chair, ASPIRE. "This is a wonderful opportunity for ASPIRE to share their stories by recognizing and acknowledging those that empower and inspire others to give back."
The Grand Prize Winner will receive an all-expense paid trip to Boston to attend the AAWIL Conference where she will receive the award from ASPIRE's high-profile keynote speaker, the opportunity of a lifetime to spend a day with an Asian...
REBTEL Offers Free Calling to China, Myanmar Disaster Areas through May 22.
REBTEL offers free calling to China, Myanmar disaster areas through May 22, due to the recent tragedies in both countries. This would be helpful for families, non-profits trying to contact people in those countries to distribute aid and
journalists looking to call these countries. A typical one hour call to either country would cost over $100. Rebtel works without use of a computer to make calls. Anyone can add their contact's phone numbers to the site and get a local 415 or 510 number that they use to call contacts abroad.
1. Sign up at http://www.rebtel.com/callforhelp
2. Enter your mobile number and your friend's mobile number in China or Myanmar
3. Rebtel will send a local number where you live
4. Dial the local phone number to speak with your friend in China or Myanmar
Rebtel is a global calling service for individuals and business. With Rebtel it's possible to call any phone, anywhere in the world, for just pennies per minute. Rebtel's services can be used with any mobile phone without modification or software downloads. There is no charge to set up a Rebtel account. No monthly fees, no connection fees and no hidden costs. Anyone may make a free 10 minute call to test the service. Thereafter, customers only pay for the minutes they use. Smart Calls between the 47 counties served by Rebtel are always free and only one of the two
people on a...
International Public Policy (IIPP) Fellowship
(U.S. ASIAN WIRE) April 28, 2008
Asian Pacific Americans are underrepresented in U.S. international affairs despite the many contributions they have made. To help increase diversity in this growing field, the Institute for International Public Policy (IIPP), a prestigious fellowship of the UNCF Special Programs Corporation (UNCFSP), prepares Asian Pacific Americans and other college students of color for a wide range of international careers.
Asian Pacific American Heritage Month is an opportunity to honor the global contributions of some Asian Pacific Americans and to highlight how that legacy continues in the U.S. international arena with younger generations who are IIPP fellows.
"These are enormously challenging and exciting times in international affairs and public policy," says Darryl Crompton, IIPP Director. "The contributions that Asian Pacific Americans make are crucial because diversity in the international arena is imperative."
Valued at almost $100,000, the IIPP fellowship, now entering its 14th year, is the hallmark of UNCFSP. Nearly 300 minority students have been placed in over 50 countries. Applying during the spring of their sophomore years in college, IIPP Fellows later study global issues through a well-structured curriculum. Currently, 16 percent of IIPP program participants are Asian Pacific American.
A NUMBER OF 'FIRSTS'
Overcoming post-World War II anti-Japanese sentiment and gender bias, the late Patsy...
Donations for relief efforts can be made to the American Red Cross International Response Fund and the Tzu Chi Foundation, "Support Myanmar with Love".
FLUSHING, NY Council Member John C. Liu and community members voiced concern about the recent catastrophes caused by tropical Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar and the earthquake this morning in the Sichuan Province of China.
Council Member Liu stated: "Between the Myanmar cyclone earlier this month and the earthquake today in Sichuan, the Asian community in New York has been heavily impacted. Communications are not yet fully up in the heaviest hit areas in Sichuan, but it's heartening to know that New Yorkers are stepping up with expressions of sympathy and offers of
aid relief. This is once again about people coming together to help others in need."
Assemblymember Ellen Young stated: "This is a critical time, so soon after these disasters, that people will need the most help, and it is crucial for those of us who are more fortunate to lend a hand. This country's real power lies not in its physical prowess, but in the compassion of its people. I encourage everyone to help in any way that they can."
Donations for relief efforts can be made:
American Red Cross International Response Fund
P.O. Box 4002018, Des Moines, IA 50340-2018.
Tzu Chi Foundation, "Support Myanmar with Love"
137-77 Northern Blvd. in Flushing, Queens.
Christophe Lobry-Boulanger, Director...