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Political Reality of Being a Minority in America

By Larry Ho, co-founder of 80-20 Political Action Committee

Having lived in the US for over 68 years since 1950, being a co-founder of 80-20 (the Asian American Political Action Organization), and participated in various past federal, state and local election campaigns, I am now at a point in life that I am retired from my job, from active civic and political activities, and professional involvement in various academic and non-profit ventures except my passion to serve in voluntary and supporting role for the good of the community and country I love and to which I am grateful. I am not and have no intention to be a threat to anybody or any organization. There are no hidden agendas in my writing this article below.

Prof. Ho (first from left) at a book release party in Lexington, Mass.
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Council President Wu on Planned Boston Common Rally on 8/19

Boston, August 16, 2017, — The organizers of the Free Speech Rally in Boston Common said earlier today they have received a permit for holding the rally in Boston Common on August 19.

Multiple media outlets have confirmed that the permit is for 12 PM to 2 PM for the Free Speech Rally, which features some speakers from the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, VA last week.

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Petition to Stop MA House Bill H3361 Gained over 1,000 Supporters

Boston, August 12, 2017, — A petition titled “Stop Bill H3361. Stop Identity Profiling” was started on change.org recently. Over 1,000 supporters have signed this petition against MA House Bill H3361, which would dis-aggregate the Asian American population by requiring identifications of five top Asian ethnic groups in government surveys and data collection.

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Mass Pike Tenants Seek Resident and Community Control

Boston, July 14, 2017, — Tenants from Mass Pike Towers, a 200-unit low-income housing development in Boston Chinatown, staged a protest today with supporters to highlight an ongoing dispute over the tenant association’s right to purchase the tenants’ homes according to a 2000 agreement between Trinity Financial and the Mass Pike Towers Tenant Association.

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Jim McGovern and Michelle Wu Named to Receive Roosevelt Awards

Boston – The Massachusetts Democratic Party has named Congressman Jim McGovern and Boston City Council President Michelle Wu as this year’s recipients of the Party’s Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Awards. Bestowed annually upon two distinguished Democrats, the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Awards are the highest honors presented by the Massachusetts Democratic Party. Congressman McGovern and Councilor Wu will be honored at the Party’s Annual Roosevelt Award Dinner on Wednesday, May 31st at the Omni Parker House in Boston.

Wu is running for reelection as Boston City Councilor at large.
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Asian American Coalition for Education Marks 135th Anniversary of Chinese Exclusion Act

Livingston, New Jersey, May 6, 2017 — In remembering the 135th anniversary of the Chinese Exclusion Act, the Asian American Coalition for Education (AACE) issued the following statement, calls upon all Asian American individuals, organizations and elected officials to jointly condemn and reject all race-based discriminatory policies and practices of any type, including illegal use of race in college admissions:

Wall Street Journal reported AACE’s complaint against Harvard University in 2015.
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President Trump Is Invited to Attend the 7th Asian American Day

By Xinming Li, bostonese.com

Boston, March 30, 2017, — Mr. Ye Edward Huang, President of Asian American Association of Boston, sent a letter to President Trump on Tuesday inviting him to attend the Seventh Asian American Day event on Sept. 9, 2017 in Boston.

Group picture of volunteers and performers from The Sixth Asian American Day.
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Michael Flynn Resigns from Trump’s Cabinet

Feb. 13, 2017, — Less than a month on the job, National Security Adviser Michael Flynn has resigned amid allegations he inappropriately talked about U.S. sanctions with a Russian official, and later allegedly misled then-Vice President-elect Pence about the conversations. Flynn spoke with the Russian ambassador in December 2016.

Flynn during a TV interview (file photo).
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Inauguration Speech by President Trump

Chief Justice Roberts, President Carter, President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, fellow Americans and people of the world, thank you.

We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our country and restore its promise for all of our people. Together we will determine the course of America and the world for many, many years to come.

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Last Press Conference by China’s Foreign Ministry of 2016 Focuses on Syria, US-Russia-China Relations

(The following is transcript of China’s Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying’s regular press conference in Beijing on December 30, 2016)

Q: According to media reports, the Syrian government and the opposition signed three documents yesterday, namely a nationwide ceasefire deal, a list of control mechanisms to ensure the ceasefire and a statement to begin peace talks. The Syrian military declared that the ceasefire will be officially starting from the zero hour of December 30 local time. What is China’s comment?

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