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Report Shows Reality of Asian Pacific Islanders in California

Report Shows Reality of Asian Pacific Islanders in California

  Some people might view Asian Pacific Islanders in Southern California as a monolithic group.  But there are nuances that the public and policymakers need to consider with this fast-growing group of citizens, permanent residents and immigrants, according to a recent report from Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Orange County. Among the group’s findings: Asian [...]
Chicago Coalition Registers Voters, Boosts Democracy  A dozen grassroots groups in Chicago have given civic participation added energy by registering more than 11,100 voters in just one month, the organizations announced on Friday. The registration effort is part of a nonpartisan engagement program that seeks to bring more voices into the democratic process, Grassroots Collaborative, the umbrella group, said in [...]
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Calif. Law to Keep Immigrants Together  For legal immigrants in California, one day – in the eyes of federal law – can mean the difference between staying with loved ones and facing deportation.  Now, thanks to a law signed Monday by Gov. Jerry Brown, legal immigrants who have committed a minor crime will not face deportation and can stay with [...]
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Port of San Diego Acknowledges Environmental Justice  At one point in June, a draft of the Port of San Diego’s 50-year vision statement failed to fully address the importance of clean air and environmental justice in the area.  At least from the view of the Environmental Health Coalition (EHC) and many residents in Barrio Logan, National City and other areas of [...]
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Los Angeles Police to Stop Holding Immigrants for U.S.  The Los Angeles Police Department, one of the largest forces in the country, will no longer participate in a program in which an officer detains an immigrant for possible follow-up and deportation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Mayor Eric Garcetti announced on Monday.  Los Angeles police will only hold an immigrant if [...]
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Ga.’s Clayton County to Vote on Public Transit in November  An estimated 265,800 residents in Georgia’s Clayton County could regain full public bus service in the next two years should voters approve a referendum that narrowly succeeded in making its way to the Nov. 4 ballot, according to a community group and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.  County commissioners voted Saturday to approve the measure, which [...]
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Residents in Ariz. Commemorate Civil Rights Act of 1964  Residents in Arizona joined people throughout the country on Wednesday in marking the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act. They ended their multi-day commemoration with an event at a former segregated high school in Phoenix. The Wednesday evening event was held at the George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center, which once was [...]
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Kentucky Law Banning Same-Sex Marriage is Struck Down  LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A federal judge in Kentucky struck down the state’s ban on gay marriage on Tuesday, though the ruling was temporarily put on hold and it was not immediately clear when same-sex couples could be issued marriage licenses.  U.S. District Judge John G. Heyburn in Louisville concluded that the state’s prohibition [...]
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Goal of Arizona Groups: Register 110,000 Voters in 2014  Twelve Arizona community groups on Thursday pledged to boost civic participation in the state by signing up 110,000 voters for this year’s election cycle.  The announcement was made at the “State of Arizona’s Latino Vote: 2014,” a symposium that included One Arizona, the umbrella group that works with Mi Familia Vota Education Fund, Promise [...]
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NYC Group: New City ID Card Will Help ‘Empower’ People  Residents in New York City – regardless of their immigration or income status – will soon be able to receive a municipal identification card following the City Council’s approval on Thursday of the plan, The Center for Popular Democracy (CPD) reported.  Mayor Bill de Blasio introduced the idea, known as the “City ID,” and [...]
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