Category: D.C./Virginia Chapter

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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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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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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WHITE HOUSE INTERNSHIPS FOR SPRING 2013

Spring 2013 White House internship program application now open.   Application Deadline: September 23, 2012    As White House Interns, young men and women from across the country dedicate their time, talents, energy, and service to better the White House, the community, and the nation. While their tasks vary by department, all interns are united…
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Gregory Cendana – DNC Delegate 2012 – Washington, D.C.

Gregory Cendana Washington, D.C. Gregory Cendana was elected (beating out Marion Barry) to represent Washington, D.C. at the Democratic National Convention 2012. Cendana is the first Asian American elected to the DNC representing Washington, D.C., since Betsy Kim as well as the first Filipino American elected to the DNC representing Washington, D.C. “I’m excited about…
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Angela Lagdameo – DNC 2012 – Maryland

Angela Lagdameo DNC Delegate Maryland Congressional District 7 She was also named as one of 10 top Filipino American leaders in the Filipino American Youth Leadership Program (FAYLP). Lagdameo is a Senior Analyst at the Office of Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley.  Founded Maryland Democratic Party’s Asian American/Pacific Islander Leadership Council. She has been recognized with…
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