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Posted by Balu on December 25, 2008 at 07:59:01:

Asian American Action Fund Online Newsletter
Volume 8, Number 29, December 24, 2008
www.aaa-fund.org and www.aaa-fund.com
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CONTENTS:
1. Judy Chu for Congress
2. Golfing With the Prez
3. Hey There, Good Lookin
4. Shinseki, Jpz. Am's, and WII Veterans
5. Dandekar: Person of the Year
6. Hilda Solis' Lessons for As. Am's
7. Honda Lauds Obama Cabinet Picks
8. Sonal Shah Controversy
9. Advantage: Franken
10. Facebook Us!
11. Advertise with AAA-Fund
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The Board of the Asian American Action Fund
wishes everyone a wonderful holiday season
and a happy new year. We look forward to
working with each of you to support the Obama
Administration and encourage more Asian
Americans to get involved in politics on the
local, state and national levels.

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1. Judy Chu for Congress

It's official: AAA-Fund Honorary Board member
Judy Chu is running for Congress. If elected,
she would become the first Asian American
Congressmember to represent Southern California
since 1998.

More: http://www.aaa-fund.com/?p=1278

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2. Golfing With the Prez

Talk about a dream assignment: golfing in
Hawaii with the President-elect of the United
States. Who got the job? None other than Eugene
Kang, one of the first Asian Americans to serve
on the President-elect's campaign staff. Check
out this nifty NY Times pic here.

Who says politics can't be fun?

http://www.aaa-fund.com/?p=1275

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3. Hey There, Good Lookin

In this month's issue of Asian Fortune,
AAA-Fund Executive Director Gautam
Dutta is featured as an instrumental
force behind AAA-Fund, 'a major
difference-maker on the state,
local and national levels in the
Nov.4 elections.'

More: http://www.aaa-fund.com/?p=1251
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4. Shinseki, Jpz. Am's, and WII Veterans

For all Asian Americans and Pacific
Islanders, it was both poetic justice and a
major milestone when President-elect
Obama named Japanese American General Eric
Shinseki as Secretary of Veteran's Affairs
on the anniversary of the bombing of
Pearl Harbor.

More: http://www.aaa-fund.com/?p=1249

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5. Dandekar: Person of the Year

Asianweek columnist Phil Tajitsu Nash just
profiled a number of AAA-Fund leaders,
including Rep. Mike Honda, Yeni Wong,
and Bel Leong-Hong. We join Phil in
congratulating Iowa State Senator
(and AAA-Fund Honorary Board member)
Swati Dandekar, who was named 2008 APA
Person of the Year.

More: http://www.aaa-fund.com/?p=1274

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6. Hilda Solis' Lessons for Asian Am's

The announcement of Congresswoman Hilda
Solis as President-elect Obama's choice
for US Secretary of Labor not only testifies
to the growing strength of the Latino
community but provides a valuable lesson
for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.

More: http://www.aaa-fund.com/?p=1273

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7. Honda Lauds Obama Cabinet Picks

'I am so pleased that President-elect Obama
has named two Asian Americans to his cabinet,
Dr. Steven Chu as Secretary of Energy, and
retired Army Gen. Eric Shinseki as Secretary
of Veterans Affairs. I'm glad that the new
Administration is demonstrating its commitment
to not only diversity, but also to science.'

More: http://www.aaa-fund.com/?p=1264

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8. Sonal Shah Controversy

Although it started with good intentions,
has the Sonal Shah saga become a
political witchhunt?

Join the debate at: http://www.aaa-fund.com/?p=1263

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9. Advantage: Franken

The Democrats may get to 59 U.S. Senate
seats after all. AAA-Fund endorsee
Al Franken, who is locked in a bitter
recount against GOP Sen. Norm Coleman,
just got a huge boost.

More: http://www.aaa-fund.com/?p=1258

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10. Facebook Us!

Join AAA-Fund on Facebook! Find
APIA politicians, organizers,and
events in your area! Advertise
your events and campaigns on our
group page. Expand AAA-Fund's national
network by helping us recruit more
supporters and strengthen our
connections. We're just one click away:
http://tinyurl.com/8h9ybz

Official Facebook group name:
'Asian American Action Fund'

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11. Advertise with AAA-Fund

AAA-Fund is now sharing blog and
website space with sponsors.

The Asian American community has
some of the fastest growing, highest
income, and highest educated populations.
Since April, AAA-Fund Blog's readership
has doubled this summer alongside
increasing visitors on AAA-Fund Website.
As the AAA-Fund Blogteam heads to the
Democratic National Convention this
August with its credentialed pass for
live coverage, we expect our Blog
readership to explode at an
unprecedented rate.

Advertise on AAA-Fund Blog or
Main Website and target a
large political and Asian American audience.

Click here for more information on
advertising with AAA-Fund:
http://tinyurl.com/a72u4b