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2018 14 Apr APAICS Mourns the Loss of Former Sen. Daniel Akaka

The Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) mourns the loss of former U.S. Senator from Hawaii Daniel Akaka, who passed away last Friday at the age of 93. Senator Akaka made history by becoming the first Native Hawaiian elected to the U.S. House...

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2018 28 Feb Meet Aruna Miller

As part of APAICS' "Meet a 2018 AAPI Candidate" series, we would like to introduce Aruna Miller of Maryland. Read below!   Aruna Miller Running for: U.S. Congress, MD-6 Party: Democrat Ethnicity: Indian American Website: www.arunamiller.com   Indian-American politician Aruna Miller is a Congressional candidate running in the 6th District of Maryland. Miller,...

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2018 26 Feb “Hold these Truths” Play & Reception

Reeling from the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, and driven by fear and prejudice, America placed its own citizens of Japanese ancestry in internment camps. A play for our times, Hold These Truths tells the true story of Gordon Hirabayashi, the American son of...

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2018 02 Feb 75th anniversary of the founding of the 442nd RCT

February 1, 2018 marks the 75th anniversary of the establishment of the Japanese American 442nd Regimental Combat Team.  On January 22, 1943, the War Department authorized the activation of the Japanese American Regimental Combat Team.  It was to be composed of the 442nd Infantry Regiment, the 522nd Field Artillery...

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2018 30 Jan AAPI Candidates Running in the CA-39 Race

A number of Asian American candidates are running in the race to replace Congressman Ed Royce (R-CA) in California’s 39th district in Orange County, CA. Ed Royce, currently the Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, announced last month that he would retire from Congress. Former...

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2018 26 Jan Jill Otake nominated for federal judge in Hawaii

The Trump administration has nominated Assistant U.S. Attorney Jill Otake as the new federal district judge for Hawaii. Otake was one of three people recommended by U.S. Sens. Mazie Hirono and Brian Schatz to replace outgoing Chief Judge Susan Oki Mollway, who became a senior judge,...

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2018 24 Jan Meet Suneel Gupta

As part of APAICS' "Meet a 2018 AAPI Candidate" series, we would like to introduce Suneel Gupta of Michigan. Read below! Suneel Gupta Running for: U.S. Representative, Michigan District 11 Party: Democrat Ethnicity: Indian American Website: suneelgupta.com   Suneel Gupta is a candidate for Michigan’s 11th Congressional District. He has been hailed as...

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2018 22 Jan Meet Hiral Tipirneni

As part of APAICS' "Meet a 2018 AAPI Candidate" series, we would like to introduce Dr. Hiral Tipirneni. Read below!   Hiral Tipirneni Running for: U.S. Representative, Arizona District 8 Party: Democrat Ethnicity: Indian American Website: hiralforcongress.com   Dr. Hiral Tipirneni is a Democratic candidate for the U.S. Representative, District 8 special election.  Hiral...

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