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At this moment, our broader Asian American movement is faced with a decision. Will we keep a privileged few among us safe through hate crime laws and increased policing or will we fight for true safety and freedom for all of us?
By 18 Million Rising Staff
Sesame Street was a staple of Grace Hwang Lynch's childhood. And her kids'. Public television programming like Sesame Street is both quintessentially American and crucial for low-income, immigrant families. Which is why Mitt Romney struck such a nerve. Read More
During every election season you hear the same catchphrases about voting, 'Every vote counts; Exercise your rights!' The sad truth during this current presidential election is that many of these rights are at stake -- voter ID laws and greater restrictions on voting are threatening the very essence of democracy. However, all of these things didn't bother my dad. My dad is one of the millions of non-voters in the U.S. He never had an interest in voting or felt any need to become more engaged with civil society. This is why I am so amazed and delighted that he decided to register for the first time a few days ago. Read More
These are twin reasons why 18MillionRising.org should be a destination -- a welcome and necessary platform -- for the 18 million people who comprise the diverse, vibrant, and rising Asian and Pacific Islander community in America. Read More
There are approximately 18 million APIAs in the U.S., representing nearly 6% of the total population and growing faster than any other racial group (!) Naturally there's been a lot of hubbub in the press lately about our growing numbers, cultural influence, and potential to shape the political landscape. But how to turn this potential into real power? Read More