Mee Moua is the president and executive director of the civil rights organization Asian American Justice Center. Moua, who was born in Laos, was the first Hmong American woman elected to a state legislature. She served two terms in the Minnesota Senate.
Mee Moua is the president and executive director of the civil rights organization Asian American Justice Center. Moua, who was born in Laos, was the first Hmong American woman elected to a state legislature.
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Honoring the Voices and Influence of the Asian Pacific American Community: A MomsRising Blog Carnival Celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage MonthMay 31, 2013
This blog carnival was updated four times on May 30, 2013. Asian-Americans are the fastest growing minority in the United States, growing by 46% between the 2000 and 2010 censuses . Also, May marks Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. In celebration of the many contributions of women, mothers and families of Asian and Pacific Islander heritage to the United States, I am pleased to introduce this blog carnival by MomsRising.org. Below you will find a series of blog posts by Asian Pacific Americans from all walks of life. Please show your support by leaving a comment or two, sharing with your...
May 29, 2013
As Asian Pacific American Heritage Month comes to an end, and summer plans kick off, we as Asian American women must take the time to reflect what’s at stake for our families in the comprehensive immigration reform bill. Last week, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted S.744 out of committee and now goes to the Senate floor. The Asian American Justice Center (AAJC) was pleased to see provisions that reduce our long backlog and allow permanent residents to petition their immediate family more quickly, also known as the “2a fix” remain in the Senate bill. The bill also sets to increase the...
December 10, 2012
This November General Election, an overwhelming 71 percent of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) voters cast their ballot for President Barack Obama – even though post-election analysis shows nearly half of AAPI registered voters remain independent or undecided with respect to their party identification. And it was immigration that emerged as one of the central issues that drew these AAPI voters to President Obama over Mitt Romney. AAPI voters made a clear choice for a candidate and administration with intentions to fix our broken immigration system despite inaction by Congress,...