Hillary Clinton on Asian American Issues

11/1/16 Asia Times: “The Clinton ghosts that could haunt Asian Americans; A Hillary Clinton White House would be accompanied by a tense geopolitical backdrop, especially when it comes to Sino-US relations”
By Doug Tsuruoka
There could be a slew of implications for Asian Americans — both positive and negative — if Hillary Clinton wins the race for the White House.
With polls showing the bulk of Asian American voters swinging to the Democrats this year, their clout can only grow under a Clinton presidency.
At the same time, the issue of political donations from the Asian American community may again draw scrutiny if past scandals from the 1990s involving the Democratic Party are any guide.

11/1/16 NBC News: “Opinion: As President, I Will Stand With Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders”
by Hillary Clinton
When I heard it, I couldn’t believe it.
This past week, at a debate in Illinois between the two candidates for the U.S. Senate, Representative Tammy Duckworth — whose mother is Thai and late father was American — mentioned that her family had served in the American military since the Revolutionary War. Tammy carried on that tradition; she became a pilot for the U.S. Army, was deployed to Iraq, and lost both her legs when insurgents shot down her helicopter.
The correct answer to Congresswoman Duckworth’s comment about her family’s military service is, “Wow. That’s amazing. Thank you, and thanks to your family.”
Instead, her opponent, Senator Mark Kirk, said, “I had forgotten that your parents came all the way from Thailand to serve George Washington.”

10/10/16 FiveThirtyEight: “Asian-American Voters Are Diverse But Unified Against Donald Trump”
By Dhrumil Mehta and Jennifer Kanjana
The new National Asian American Survey shows that Asian-American registered voters are increasingly identifying as Democrats. The Democratic edge over Republicans has increased by 11 percentage points since 2012, according to the NAAS, which was released last week. The 2016 survey also found that 59 percent of respondents favor Hillary Clinton in this year’s presidential election while only 16 percent prefer Donald Trump — 26 percent are either undecided or favor a third-party candidate.1

10/5/16 Los Angeles Times: “Asian-American voters are spurning Trump — and threatening to spurn the Republican Party”
by Cathleen Decker
Asian American voters are siding strongly with Hillary Clinton in the presidential contest, as younger voters in particular abandon Donald Trump and the Republican Party, a new poll of those voters has found.
Clinton has a firm hold on 55% of Asian American voters. When those leaning toward the candidates are counted, she leads Trump by 49 points, 70%-21%.

10/5/16 NBC News: “Clinton Holds 41-Point Lead Over Trump Among Asian-American Voters: Survey”
by Charles Lam
Hillary Clinton holds a 41-point lead over Donald Trump among Asian-American registered voters headed into November’s presidential election, according to a survey released Wednesday.

10/5/16 The Hill: “Survey: Clinton dominates among Asian-American voters”
By Jesse Byrnes
Hillary Clinton is trouncing Republican presidential rival Donald Trump among Asian-American voters, according to a survey released Wednesday.
The Democrat leads Trump by 41 points, 55 percent to 14 percent, among Asian-American registered voters, according to the Fall 2016 National Asian American Survey.

10/5/16 Politico: “Clinton trounces Trump among Asian-American voters”
By Nolan D. McCaskill
Hillary Clinton holds a massive advantage over Donald Trump among Asian-Americans who are registered to vote, according to the results of a National Asian American Survey to be released Wednesday afternoon.
Clinton trounces Trump among Asian-Americans with 55 percent support to the real estate mogul’s 14 percent support. Eight percent of registered Asian-American voters favor another candidate.

8/26/16 AsianJournal.com: “Clinton bolsters Asian American support in three states”
by Klarize Medenilla
Many polls show that Asian Americans prefer Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump in this election cycle. However, the Clinton campaign is still extending its reach to the Asian American community, specifically in three critical states: Nevada, Pennsylvania and Virginia, the state which running mate Tim Kaine represents in the Senate.

8/22/16 Politifact: “Clinton says almost a half-million immigrants still eligible for DACA, particularly Asians”
By Miriam Valverde
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has presented herself as an advocate for immigrants, saying she’ll push for immigration reform within her first 100 days in the Oval Office and promising to continue the deferred deportation plans of President Barack Obama.

8/17/16 Portland OR Tribune: “Parties make their arguments to Asian Americans”
by Peter Wong
LAS VEGAS — Spokesmen for the Democratic and Republican parties, and two nominees of other parties hoping to capitalize on public discontent with presidential choices, laid out their arguments to Asian Americans as the nation’s fastest growing racial group.

8/14/16 The Root: “Bill Clinton to Asian Americans: Bigger ‘Us,’ Smaller ‘Them’; The four presidential campaigns addressed Asian-American issues Friday”
By: Richard Prince
Bill Clinton, acting as a surrogate for his wife’s presidential campaign, told Asian American journalists and voter activists Friday, “You want a president like Hillary Clinton who sees you as part and parcel of the quilt of diversity . . . We should be expanding the definition of ‘us’ and shrinking the definition of ‘them,’ not the other way around . . .

Bill Clinton to Asian Americans: Bigger ‘Us,’ Smaller ‘Them’

7/29/16 NBC News: “Asian-American Delegates Ready for ‘History to Be Made’ with Clinton as Nominee”
by Chris Fuchs
PHILADELPHIA — Hillary Clinton made history Thursday night as the first woman to accept a major party’s nomination for president in the United States, a moment that thrilled Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) delegates who packed the Wells Fargo Center.

7/27/16 NBC News: “Asian American and Pacific Islander Officials Take the DNC Stage, Celebrate ‘Firsts'”
by Chris Fuchs
PHILADELPHIA – U.S. Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA) addressed the Democratic National Convention Wednesday evening, telling delegates and attendees that America needs a president who rejects hateful rhetoric and embraces diversity as the country’s greatest strength.

7/24/16 NBC News: “For Asian-American Delegates Ahead of DNC, Clinton-Kaine Ticket Viewed Favorably”
by Chris Fuchs
PHILADELPHIA — Arriving by bus at their hotel Sunday afternoon, Asian-American delegates from Virginia were energized about a Clinton-Kaine ticket, even as U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida announced she would step down as Democratic National Committee chair at the end of this week’s Democratic National Convention.

6/1/16 The Independent: “Asian-American lawmakers back Hillary Clinton for president; The endorsement comes ahead of next week’s California primary”
by Justin Carissimo
Asian American lawmakers have endorsed Hillary Clinton ahead of the California primary.

5/24/16 Time Magazine: “Poll: Asian-Americans View Hillary Clinton Much More Favorably Than Donald Trump”
by Katie Reilly
Likely Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has a strong advantage over presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump among Asian-American voters, the fastest-growing multicultural segment in the U.S., according to a new poll.
Poll: Asian-Americans View Hillary Clinton Much More Favorably Than Donald Trump

5/23/16 Politico: “Trump polls miserably among Asian Americans”
By Hanna Trudo
Donald Trump is wildly unpopular among Asian-American voters, who are flocking to the Democratic Party, according to a new survey.
Only 19 percent of Asian Americans hold a favorable view of the presumptive Republican nominee, according to a survey of more than 1,000 registered Asian Americans conducted by three Asian-American NGOs, while 61 percent view him unfavorably.
That’s nearly the opposite of Hillary Clinton, who is viewed favorably by 62 percent of Asian Americans — one of the fastest-growing minority populations in the country — and unfavorably by 26 percent. Clinton also scores 14 percentage points higher than her Democratic opponent Bernie Sanders, who earns a 48 percent favorability rating.

4/27/16 Reuters:”Hillary Clinton is the only presidential hopeful to attend Asian American forum”
By Luciana Lopez
New York (Reuters) – U.S. Democrat Hillary Clinton is the only presidential contender scheduled to attend a reception next week organized by a leading political association of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders as she seeks to consolidate her support from minority voters.
The Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies Leadership Network, a nonpartisan group that seeks to get Asian Americans elected to political office, said on Wednesday that it had invited all presidential hopefuls to the event in Washington, but Clinton was the only one to accept.

Hillary Clinton is the only presidential hopeful to attend Asian American forum

4/20/16 press release: “AALDEF Exit Poll: Chinatown Voters Support Clinton, Trump in NY Presidential Primaries; 65th AD Special Election Results”
New York, NY — Asian American voters in New York’s Chinatown strongly supported Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in the April 19 presidential primary elections, according to preliminary results of a bilingual exit poll conducted by the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF).

4/7/16 NBC News: “Clinton Adviser: ‘Our Campaign Is Leading the Way’ On Asian-American Outreach”
by Alice Rhee
Mini Timmaraju, the women’s outreach director for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, says her journey to political activism and advocacy can be traced back to her curiosity with Gandhi and to members of her family in her native India who were involved in politics.

3/24/16 NBC News: “Clinton Campaign Names New Asian American and Pacific Islander Outreach Director”
by Chris Fuchs
The campaign for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton announced Thursday that it was appointing Jason Tengco to serve as its new Asian American Pacific Islander outreach director, the campaign told NBC News.

2/21/16 NBC News: “Asian-American Organizers Say Their Votes Helped Clinton Secure Nevada Win”
by Emil Guillermo
Asian-American voter turnout provided Hillary Clinton the margin of victory over Sen. Bernie Sanders at Saturday’s Democratic caucus in Nevada, Asian-American organizers for Hillary Clinton told NBC News.

1/28/16 NBC News: “National Asian American and Pacific Islander PAC Endorses Clinton for President”
by Frances Kai-Hwa Wang
The Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) political action committee CAPA21 formally endorsed Hillary Clinton for president today, citing her track record on AAPI community issues and staff appointments. CAPA21 is the first major AAPI political action committee to make an endorsement in the 2016 presidential race.

1/7/16 San Francisco Gate: “Hillary Clinton to stump for Asian American votes in SoCal”
San Gabriel, Calif. (AP) — Hillary Clinton is traveling to Southern California Thursday to rally Asian American and Pacific Islander supporters.
Clinton will visit the San Gabriel Valley, a suburban enclave about 10 miles east of the city of Los Angeles that is home to more than a half million Asian Americans, many first-generation immigrants.
Clinton is expected to launch the grassroots Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders for Hillary.

1/7/16 U.S. News and World Report: “Hillary Clinton is courting voters in the Asian-American community, slamming rhetoric of GOP rivals”
By Christine Armario, Associated Press
San Gabriel, Calif. (AP) — Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton Thursday courted Asian-American voters, telling members of the nation’s fastest growing racial minority that she disagrees with the “hateful rhetoric” of her Republican challengers.

8/25/15 NBC News: “Hillary Clinton Goes After Asian-American Vote with New Outreach Director”
by Amna Nawaz

In an effort to target, mobilize, and win the fast-growing Asian American-Pacific Islander (AAPI) electorate, Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign will announce today that Lisa Changadveja has been named the AAPI Outreach Director for Hillary for America.

According to the campaign, Changadveja was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, the daughter of Thai immigrants, and has a long history with Clinton campaigns.

She first joined Hillary Clinton’s 2007 presidential campaign team, mobilizing voters in Nevada, Ohio, and Indiana. In 2013, Changadveja served as the AAPI and LGBT Director for Ready for Hillary, an independent super PAC created to help launch Clinton’s 2016 presidential run.

The Asian-American electorate, one of the fastest-growing and expected to double by 2040, has leaned heavily-Democratic in recent presidential election cycles, though the voting bloc was almost evenly-split between Republican and Democratic candidates during the 2014 midterms. One recent study found that Asian Americans are the least likely of all groups to be contacted by political parties.

Changadveja joins a roster of recent AAPI hires to the Clinton campaign, including Vice Chair Huma Abedin, Senior Policy Adviser Maya Harris, Finance Director Dennis Cheng, Surrogate Outreach Coordinator Michelle Kwan, Director of Women’s Outreach Mini Timmaraju, Northeast Political Director Lyle Canceko, and Director of Delegate Operations David Huynh.


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