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Please Join KAYA-LA this Friday to Support Dr. Jennifer Ong for CA State Assembly

Southern California Supporters Helping Shape History in California To Elect the First Filipina American to Serve in the CA State Assembly (A first generation immigrant from humble beginnings and the only Asian female candidate who qualified for the November 2012 elections for the Ca State Assembly)

ADVANCING JUSTICE ANNOUNCES FREE LEGAL ASSISTANCE FOR DEFERRED ACTION RELIEF FOR ELIGIBLE UNDOCUMENTED YOUTH

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, August 15, 2012 CONTACTReena Arya Staff Attorney, Immigrants’ Rights Asian Law Caucus (415) 848-7710 reenaa@asianlawcaucus.org   ADVANCING JUSTICE ANNOUNCES FREE LEGAL ASSISTANCE FOR  DEFERRED ACTION RELIEF FOR ELIGIBLE UNDOCUMENTED YOUTH  WASHINGTON – The Asian American Center for Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice)-Asian American Institute (AAI), Asian American Justice Center (AAJC), Asian Law Caucus…
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USCIS BEGINS ACCEPTING REQUESTS FOR CONSIDERATION OF DEFERRED ACTION FOR CHILDHOOD ARRIVALS

Press Release Aug. 15, 2012   USCIS BEGINS ACCEPTING REQUESTS FOR CONSIDERATION OF DEFERRED ACTION FOR CHILDHOOD ARRIVALS Agency successfully meets 60-day implementation date   WASHINGTON—Today, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it will begin accepting requests, effective immediately, for consideration of deferred action for childhood arrivals. On June 15, Secretary of Homeland…
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Live Blog from Washington, D.C. policy and political briefings, June 21-22

Filipino American Briefings in Washington, D.C.

White House Initiative on AAPIs to Host 1st Briefing on Filipino Americans in Washington, D.C.

Dear KAYA Community, KAYA is proud to announce that over 100 Filipino American leaders will attend the first White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders briefing on Filipino Americans next week. KAYA will host a series of briefings in Washington, D.C. See full list of events below. In solidarity, –KAYA National Leadership Team…
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KAYA Candidate Rob Bonta Advances to November Election for CA State Assembly District 18

Press Release Thursday, June 21, 2012 Contact: Erin Pangilinan National Communications Director 510-673-5448 erin@kayagrassroots.org KAYA Candidate Rob Bonta Advances to November Election for CA State Assembly District 18 San Francisco – KAYA is proud to announce that Rob Bonta has advanced to the November ballot and can be the first Filipino American candidate elected to…
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Sat May 19 – KAYA-LA – Filipinos for Obama Mobilization Day

KAYA-LA Filipinos For Obama Mobilization Day Saturday, May 19, 9AM-1PM 8337 Telegraph Rd., Suite 214, Pico Rivera, CA 90660 RSVP on facebook here  

Thank President Obama for Nominating Lorna Schofield

KAYA is proud to announce that President Obama has nominated Lorna Schofield to the federal bench, who could be the first Filipino American federal judge. See press release here. Click to thank President Obama for nominating Lorna Schofield, who could be 1st Filipino American federal judge.

KAYA-Los Angeles Chapter Launch Thursday 4/26!

KAYA Los Angeles (KAYA-LA) Chapter Launch Thursday, April 26th 6-9PM 1267 West Temple St Los Angeles, CA 90026 RSVP here    

Filipinos For Obama 2012 Campaign Launch!

History of FFO Originating in the San Francisco Bay Area, Filipinos For Obama (FFO) sought to create a national voter mobilization for then 2008 Presidential candidate, Barack Obama. In a few short months, FFO reached out to approximately 25,000 voters throughout the country and had the highest voter-to-voter contact among Asian American and Pacific Islander…
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KAYA Summer Recap 2016

Where did the Summer go? Moving Forward and Getting Involved! By Paulo Pontemayor, Interim KAYA National Chairman   Like many things, time flies when you’re having fun. KAYA: Filipino Americans for Progress has had a busy summer which causes us to ask ourselves—“Where did summer go?” As the interim chair of KAYA: Filipino Americans for…
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KAYA at the DNC 2016

DNC Convention Day 1 is About the New Family Values: Reaction from KAYA  

Recent Press Releases

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DNC Convention Day 1 is About the New Family Values: Reaction from KAYA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: April Siruno July 26, 2016 press@kayagrassroots.org DNC Convention Day 1 is About the New Family Values: Reaction from KAYA PHILADELPHIA, PA — KAYA: Filipino Americans for Progress was in Philadelphia on Monday, July 25, 2016 for the first day of the Democratic National Committee’s 2016 National Convention, where former Secretary Hillary…
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Itliong-Vera Cruz Middle School

Back in 2013, KAYA SF Bay Area chapter let folks know that Alvarado middle school in Union City would change its name to honor Larry Itliong and Philip Vera Cruz. And on December 18th 2015 the name was changed to Itliong-Vera Cruz Middle School. This is the first school in the nation to honor Filipino…
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Third Annual KAYA National Filipino American Town Hall

The third annual National Filipino American Town Hall was hosted on Oct 2, 2015 at the Southeast Asian Resource Action Center in Washington D.C.. The National Filipino American Town Hall is an annual event coordinated by KAYA that brings together leaders from across the country to discuss issues affecting the community and ways to mobilize…
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KAYA Leadership Program Summer Recap

We had a hugely successful KAYA Leadership Program this summer! From the happy hour kick-off in June to the last session in August, interns and professionals were engaged throughout the summer in informative sessions focused on community activism, Filipina leadership, personal and career development, and public service. Each KLP session averaged 40-50 participants. One participant…
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Honoring Filipino Veterans

KAYA-DC came out in full force on Thursday, July 30, to support #Recognize Filipino WWII Veterans, a Teach-In sponsored by Filipino Veterans Recognition and Education Project (FilVetsREP). Ben de Guzman, FilVetsREP Executive Committee Member, KAYA-DC member, and former KAYA National Policy Director, gave participants a presentation on the history of Filipino WWII veterans and their…
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KAYA Statement on Passing of Senator Daniel K. Inouye

Download press release here For Immediate Release Press Release December 18, 2012 Contact: Erin Pangilinan 510-673-5448 erin@kayagrassroots.org     KAYA Statement on Passing of Senator Daniel K. Inouye Washington, DC – This week, KAYA mourns the loss of the late United States Senator Daniel K. Inouye of Hawaii. Senator Inouye was Hawaii’s first Congressman, the…
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