National Asian Pacific American Political Almanac, Fourteenth Edition (2011-2012)

Speaking out for personal justice

Editor(s): Don T. Nakanishi and James Lai

Paperback - $15.00

ISBN-13: 978-0-934052-45-0

Product Details: 260 pages, 5.5 inches (width) x 8.5 inches (height)

Categories: Activism; Asian American; Asian American Studies; Chinese; Civil Rights; Demographics; Education; Filipino; Health and Health Practices; Indian; Japanese; Korean; Law and Politics; Pacific Islander; Pacific Islander Studies; Population and Census; Vietnamese


Description

Published since 1976, the National Asian Pacific American Political Almanac has received rave reviews from elected officials, community leaders, social services providers, librarians, journalists, researchers, students, and others interested in the growing political participation of the nation’s 17 million Asian Pacific Americans.

Features resources including:
- A political directory containing the largest, record-setting number of Asian Pacific American elected and major appointed officials and judges in U.S. history: Over 3000 in 38 states, the federal level, American Samoa, Guam, and Northern Mariana Islands
- Current data on Asian Pacific American voting trends, census, and exit polls
- A national listing of Asian Pacific American political and civil rights organizations
- Commentaries by top political scientists and community leaders from across the nation on President Obama's first term, expectations for the 2012 presidential election, and major political forecast

Table of Contents

  • You Matter - A Message from the Nielson Company
  • A Glowing Political Presence: The Participation and the Representation of Asian Pacific Americans in American Politics Don T. Nakanishi
  • Editor's Note: Right Here, Right Now James S. Lai
  • A Tribute to Matthew "Matt" Kipling Fong John Chiang
  • UCLA Asian American Studies Center
  • Resource Guide
    • Issue Focus: "Given that President Barack Obama has publicly declared himself to be the first Pacific President, and by extension arguably the closet Asian American President in U.S. history, what major policy area(s) would you like him to address that will greatly impact the diverse Asian American community?
      • Living Up to the Promise of a Pacific Presidency with Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders in California Richard Calvin Chang
      • Asian Americans to President Obama: Move Beyond the Promises and Deliver on Immigration and Integration Chung-Wha Hong
      • Health Care Reform: Victory but the Fight has just begun Kathy Lim Ko
      • Environmental Justice and the Asian American Floyd Mori
      • Strengthening the AAPI Community Through Small Business Rudy Pamintuan
      • Disaggregated Data and Community-Based Organizations-School Partnerships: Two Untried Policy Strategies that Target the Achievement Gap of Asian American Students Phitsamay Uy
    • Indian Americans Coming of Age in Politics Kathy Kulkari
    • A New Gateway: Asian American Political power in the 21st century James S. Lai
    • UCLA AASC: 2011 Statistical Portrait of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and other Pacific Islanders UCLA Asian American Studies Center
    • The Asian American Vote: A Report on the AALDEF Multilingual Exit Poll in the 2010 Midterm Election Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund
    • National Asian Pacific American Political Organizations
    • State and Local Asian Pacific American Organizations
  • Political Directory
    • Key Federal, State & Municipal Elected Officials Representation by States: Aggregate Totals
    • Federal Officials
    • Judicial Appointees
  • Elected and Major Appointed Officials (By state or territory)

Previous editions also available:

- 13th Edition (2007-2008); Co-published with the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies
- 12th Edition (2005-2006); Co-published with the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies
- 11th Edition (2003-2004)
- 10th Edition (2001-2002)
- 9th Edition (2000-2001, Special Election Edition)

Out of Print Editions

- 8th Edition (1998-1999)
- 7th Edition (1996)
- 6th Edition (1995)
- 5th Edition, titled National Asian American Roster (1984)
- 4th Edition, titled National Asian American Roster (1982)
- 3rd Edition, titled National Asian American Roster (1980)
- 2nd Edition, titled National Asian American Roster (1979)
- 1st Edition, titled National Asian American Roster (1978)

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