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Democratic Presidential Candidates Answer Questions on the Asian American Community in Virtual Town Hall Meet

The remaining 2020 Democratic presidential candidates recently addressed issues concerning the Asian American and Pacific Islander community on Twitter in the first AAPI Virtual Town Hall Meeting.

Hosted by APIAVote, the online event tackled questions from NBC journalists and Asian American advocacy groups, which included the National Council of Asian Pacific Americans, AAPI-Data, and the Asian American Journalists Association.

Major AAPI Orgnization Endorses Joe Biden and The Yang Gang Are LIVID

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A super PAC that aims to mobilize Asian American and Pacific Island (AAPI) voters has come out in support of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.

“We believe that Joe Biden is the best candidate to defeat Trump and lead our country,” Shekar Narasimhan, chairman of the AAPI Victory Fund, said in a statement. “Out of all the presidential candidates, he has the most experience and cares deeply about AAPI issues.”

Signed Andrew Yang Sweatshirts Sell for $1,000 With New Creative Director Donald Glover

Andrew Yang managed to pull in some cash at his fundraiser with Donald Glover hours before the sixth Democratic presidential debate in Los Angeles on Thursday night.

Located on Fairfax Avenue, the pop-up store — which also marked Glover’s official endorsement of the Asian American candidate — sold campaign merchandise such as “$1K” sweatshirts, MATH (“Make America Think Again”) hats and limited-edition posters.

Alyssa Milano Pulls Out of Andrew Yang’s Campaign After Staffer is Accused of Sexual Misconduct

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Editor’s Note: The headline on this post originally said Alyssa Milano accused the staffer on Andrew Yang’s campaign of sexual misconduct. It has been changed to clarify that the actress was merely highlighting the allegations made by a different staffer on Yang’s campaign.

Update [3:30 p.m. PST]: A staff member on Andrew Yang’s campaign has reached out to us to clarify that the firing of the staff member occurred before Alyssa Milano’s tweets.

Kamala Harris Drops Out of 2020 Presidential Race

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After several months of struggling in the polls, Senator Kamala Harris has officially dropped out of the 2020 presidential race, stating that the campaign no longer had the financial resources necessary to continue.

Harris’ poll numbers have steadily declined, including in the senator’s home state of California, as she experienced trouble growing her core group of supporters ahead of the June debates.

Andrew Yang Gets Completely Ignored for the First 32 Minutes of the Democratic Debates

Andrew Yang’s loyal band of followers, the “Yang Gang,” has pointed out that their candidate was ignored for over 30 minutes before being asked a question during the most recent Democratic presidential primary debate in Atlanta.

The 44-year-old entrepreneur-turned-presidential candidate was forced to wait roughly 32 minutes before he was given a chance to speak by the moderators. Twitter users pointed out that while fellow candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren was called to speak when she raised her hand, Yang was ignored when he attempted to do the same.

Andrew Yang Once Chewed Me Out During a Job Interview and Changed My Life Forever

It’s the summer of 2007, I’m sitting inside my room on campus with the A/C on full-blast. I had just finished my freshman year at UC Irvine. Back then, it was known as a “safety school” before rapidly moving up the UC ranks in recent years. 

I was born and raised in San Francisco to parents who immigrated from mainland China in the 1980s. Like many hopeful immigrant Asian parents, they took one look at me when I came out of my mother’s womb and said to each other in Cantonese: