Five things you can do to make Filipino Americans visible on election day PLUS the Filipino American Candidates and FWN Members in this election cycle who are making a difference in our communities.
As Filipinos in the United States, we are at a crossroads. The San Francisco Bay Area is home to nearly a quarter of the entire population of Filipino Americans in the United States. Unfortunately, according to FAJ's recent Filipino Electorate Project, it seems that only about 50% of the eligible voting population in the Bay Area's counties are registered to vote. What is interesting, however, is the high percentage of those registered to vote are naturalized citizens. Let's change that.
Filipina Women’s Network Members: Join us in celebration of Women's History Month on Thursday, March 31st in San Francisco. We will honor this year's theme Working to Form a More Perfect Union: Honoring Women in Public Service and Government with a dynamic FWN100™ speaker panel moderated by Denise Miles, U.S. FWN100™ '09, Senior VP/Manager, Strategic Partnerships Government and Community Relations, Wells Fargo. This event is FREE for FWN Members. RSVP Required. No registrations at-the-door. Limited Seating Available. RSVP NOW!
Former Rep. Velma Veloria (U.S. FWN100™ '07) will be one of the speakers at the national Women’s History Month event hosted by the Washington Supreme Court Gender and Justice Commission on March 4. The theme this year is: “Working to Form a More Perfect Union: Honoring Women in Public Service and Government.”
Recent Pew research shows that Asian Americans are enthusiastic users of the Internet and rely on broadband more so than other groups. When it comes to broadband adoption, 97 percent of English-speaking Asian Americans use the Internet compared to 78 percent of blacks, 81 percent of Hispanics, and 85 percent of Whites. Embracing policies like Title II will only lead to the deterioration of a resource that has become indispensable to so many people.
The Internet is an essential tool especially for those who live in remote areas where educational and professional opportunities may not be as widely available as in other parts of the country. Broadband is an important resource for people in rural areas to excel through online education and career development programs. When overbearing regulations threaten access to Internet innovations, those who rely on that access the most also stand to lose the most.
News story from AsianJournal