Women’s History Month is an opportunity to focus on the many women who have immigrated here and forged the nation we know today, including the first female U.S. Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright; Dr. Rita M. Rodriguez, the first woman to teach at Harvard Business School; and Maya Lin, the architect of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. While the achievements of these women are significant, women’s history also includes the unnamed women who advanced the course of our country.Read More
During a Gotta Vote bus tour stop at the Schofield Oriental Market, a grocery store and gathering place for the Hmong community in Wausau, Thomas, OFA's Hmong vote director, says his community—more than 50,000 strong in Wisconsin—stands with President Obama.
"We are very supportive of the President," says Thomas. "We are the middle class and the lower class, and what the President has done for the last four years has greatly benefited the community. We need him to continue."
Like so many others we've met on the Gotta Vote bus, Lee says the Affordable Care Act has had a major impact on his family. "I have three kids who have graduated from high school and went on to college, and now my health insurance does cover my children. That has been very good for my family."
So Lee has been doing his part to get out the vote across the state, educating Hmong Americans about voter registration and early voting and recruiting members of the community to volunteer at the local field office—whatever it takes for Wisconsin to be blue on November 6.
My brother and I both can identify with President Obama and Democrats, because the President and this party are open to and work toward diverse interpretations of the American Dream.Read More
The story of how President Obama and the Democratic Party improved the prospects for my future—and the future of AAPIs and immigrants as a whole—is one that I want to be part of my own personal narrative. This is the only storyline that will cut through the uncertainty. Now, more than ever, it’s AAPI Decision Time.Read More