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‘I’ve had enough’: 17-year-old high school senior on why he’s running for Ohio’s House of Representatives

  • Sam Cao, a senior at Mason High School in Ohio, is running to be the nation’s youngest legislator in history.
  • Currently 17 years old, Cao is eligible and on the ballot as he will be 18 by the general election as the Ohio Constitution requires.
  • If elected, Cao would serve as Ohio’s District 56 representative, a position that has been held by Rep. Paul Zeltwanger (R, OH-54) since 2015.
  • In an interview with NextShark, he shares details about his grassroots campaign and why he is running on a platform of “urgency” and “sustainability.”
  • Cao assures that his age is a strength, citing anti-Asian hate, fascism and the prospect of not having a future as his motivations for running in this cycle.

Sam Cao, a senior at Mason High School in Ohio, is running to be the nation’s youngest legislator in history at 17 years old.

If elected, Cao would serve as the District 56 representative in the Ohio House of Representatives, a position that has been held by Rep. Paul Zeltwanger (R, OH-54) since 2015. 

National Asian Pacific American museum moves closer to reality as House passes commission bill

Asian Pacific American museum
  • The House of Representatives unanimously passed H.R.3525, a bill that would establish a commission to review the development of the proposed National Museum of Asian Pacific American History and Culture.
  • The commission would be tasked to determine the potential costs involved in building the new museum as well as its possible location and whether it would be a part of the Smithsonian Institution.
  • Rep. Grace Meng (D, NY-6) who proposed the bill last year, highlighted the contributions of the AAPI community during the floor debate.
  • The bill is now headed to the Senate for its concurrence.

The House of Representatives has unanimously approved a bill that would help determine the feasibility of creating a national Asian Pacific American museum in Washington, D.C.

On Tuesday, members of the lower house passed H.R.3525, a bill that would establish a commission to review the development of the proposed National Museum of Asian Pacific American History and Culture. 

Delaware Rep. Gerald Brady says he won’t run for re-election after using anti-Asian slur in email

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State Rep. Gerald Brady (D-DE) said he is not running for re-election next year after someone sent his private email containing an anti-Asian slur to the media last week.

The details: In his statement on Monday, Brady explains his recent actions make it difficult to provide the kind of representation all residents of the 4th District expect and deserve, according to WHYY.

Asian American Congresswoman Makes History By Wearing Korean Hanbok to Swear In

Rep. Marilyn Strickland (D-Wash.) makes history as the first Korean American politician to appear in a traditional Korean outfit Hanbok during her swearing-in ceremony.

The 58-year-old politician won the November 2020 election and made history as one of the first three Korean American women to win an election to the House, according to The Hill. Strickland also became the first African American member to represent her state of Washington at the federal level.

First-Time Candidate Becomes Only Openly Gay Member of Hawaii’s House of Representatives

Adrian Tam

Hawaii has elected its only openly gay Asian American member for the House of Representatives, defeating the state’s chapter leader of the far-right extremist group, the Proud Boys.

Big win: Adrian Tam, a 28-year-old first-time candidate of the Democratic Party, won the November election with a 63% vote against Nicholas Ochs, according to NBC News.

Pramila Jayapal Becomes the First South Asian American to Preside Over the U.S. House of Representatives

Washington’s Seventh district representative, Pramila Jayapal, has become the first South Asian American to ever preside over the United States’ House of Representative.

Jayapal shared the big news on her Twitter on Tuesday where she said she was “beyond proud to serve in the most diverse Congress in our nation’s history and to hold the gavel today.”