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  • Wisconsin’s Hmong community supports the President

    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.

    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.

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  • It's decision time: I'm a Democrat because my story depends on my vote

    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.

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President Obama hosts 19th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit
November 13, 2011
President Obama flew to his hometown of Honolulu, Hawaii, to host 20 other Asia-Pacific countries. Under his chairmanship, leaders agreed on measures to increase and expand economic growth, job creation, and trade and investment in the region.
POTUS meeting with Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus
September 27, 2011
The President met with members of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) for the first time. Together, they discussed health disparities and the positive impact of the Affordable Care Act.