San Francisco’s “Broom Closet” Apartments

San Francisco’s “Broom Closet” Apartments by vanessa chan NOTE: Originally published on untapped sf. on August 3, 2012. This article has been re-posted with the permission of the author. It’s a small world we live in. Urban dwellers in San Francisco may

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San Francisco’s “Broom Closet” Apartments

San Francisco’s “Broom Closet” Apartments by vanessa chan NOTE: Originally published on untapped sf. on August 3, 2012. This article has been re-posted with the permission of the author. It’s a small world we live in. Urban dwellers in San Francisco may

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Ranked Choice Voting, a system worth fighting for

Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) or “Instant Run-Off Voting” as it’s sometimes called, is currently under fire in San Francisco.  Two charter amendments are currently working their way through the Rules Committee of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.  Recently I

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Ranked Choice Voting, a system worth fighting for

Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) or “Instant Run-Off Voting” as it’s sometimes called, is currently under fire in San Francisco.  Two charter amendments are currently working their way through the Rules Committee of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.  Recently I

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re: “Redistricting worries San Francisco’s gay leaders”

On July 1st, 2011 the San Francisco Examiner published an article entitled “Redistricting worries San Francisco’s gay leaders.” In response to that article, Benjamin Leong & Carlo De La Cruz Co-Chair & Political Awareness Chair of the Gay Asian Pacific

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re: “Redistricting worries San Francisco’s gay leaders”

On July 1st, 2011 the San Francisco Examiner published an article entitled “Redistricting worries San Francisco’s gay leaders.” In response to that article, Benjamin Leong & Carlo De La Cruz Co-Chair & Political Awareness Chair of the Gay Asian Pacific

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Redistricting: What It Is and Why You Should Care

By Carlo De La Cruz & Ana Duong San Francisco – Quiz of the day: In 2001 California had two Asian American elected officials representing California on the State wide or Federal level—Mike Honda (D-San Jose)  & Robert T. Matsui (D-Sacramento) .

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Redistricting: What It Is and Why You Should Care

By Carlo De La Cruz & Ana Duong San Francisco – Quiz of the day: In 2001 California had two Asian American elected officials representing California on the State wide or Federal level—Mike Honda (D-San Jose)  & Robert T. Matsui (D-Sacramento) .

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modern day barriers to voting

Looking back over the 2010 Elections, I can’t help but count myself lucky to have had the opportunity to shape and re-launch the Voter Rights Project at the Asian Law Caucus. The right to vote is a fundamental right guaranteed to all citizens of

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modern day barriers to voting

Looking back over the 2010 Elections, I can’t help but count myself lucky to have had the opportunity to shape and re-launch the Voter Rights Project at the Asian Law Caucus. The right to vote is a fundamental right guaranteed to all citizens of

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Notes from my father: Thoughts on Feb. 11 Egyptian Revolution

Notes on the Egyptian February 2011 Revolution Hundreds of thousands of people celebrate in Tahrir Square when Hosni Mubarak’s resignation is announced (Image Source:  Wikimedia Commons) Today I woke up to the news that the Hosni Mubarak regime is finally

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Notes from my father: Thoughts on Feb. 11 Egyptian Revolution

Notes on the Egyptian February 2011 Revolution Hundreds of thousands of people celebrate in Tahrir Square when Hosni Mubarak’s resignation is announced (Image Source:  Wikimedia Commons) Today I woke up to the news that the Hosni Mubarak regime is finally

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Why Asians (and Other Minorities) Must Get Involved in CA Redistricting

NOTE: Originally published on New America Media on January 24, 2011. This article has been re-posted with the permission of the authors. By Eugene Lee and Deanna Kitamura, the Asian Pacific American Legal Center LOS ANGELES—California has started a new

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Why Asians (and Other Minorities) Must Get Involved in CA Redistricting

NOTE: Originally published on New America Media on January 24, 2011. This article has been re-posted with the permission of the authors. By Eugene Lee and Deanna Kitamura, the Asian Pacific American Legal Center LOS ANGELES—California has started a new

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Portraits of Civil Rights

When I first joined the Caucus as an intern for the Communications & Development department, one of my first tasks was to create a portrait series of the clients we serve in each of the Caucus’ programs. Here is a

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Portraits of Civil Rights

When I first joined the Caucus as an intern for the Communications & Development department, one of my first tasks was to create a portrait series of the clients we serve in each of the Caucus’ programs. Here is a

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Gawad Kalinga: Building Dreams

Gawad Kalinga: Building Dreams By Carlo De La Cruz Note: Originally published in Balikbayan Magazine in the February – March 2010 Issue. Gawad Kalinga (GK) is a Philippine based NGO that strives to create homes and sustainable shelters for the poorest of

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Gawad Kalinga: Building Dreams

Gawad Kalinga: Building Dreams By Carlo De La Cruz Note: Originally published in Balikbayan Magazine in the February – March 2010 Issue. Gawad Kalinga (GK) is a Philippine based NGO that strives to create homes and sustainable shelters for the poorest of

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Census: Asian Undercount Would Mean Billions of Dollars Lost for California

Re-posting a video featuring footage from one of the Census 2010 workshops I conducted for the South East Asian community as part of the ‘Count Me In Campaign’ for the 2010 Census. Originally posted by New America Media California lost

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Census: Asian Undercount Would Mean Billions of Dollars Lost for California

Re-posting a video featuring footage from one of the Census 2010 workshops I conducted for the South East Asian community as part of the ‘Count Me In Campaign’ for the 2010 Census. Originally posted by New America Media California lost

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AAPIs Needed for California’s New Redistricting Commission

Note: Originally posted on APAs for Progress.  This article has been re-posted with the permission of the authors. Every ten years, we draw new district maps for Congress, the California legislature, county boards of supervisors, and city councils. These maps show the

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AAPIs Needed for California’s New Redistricting Commission

Note: Originally posted on APAs for Progress.  This article has been re-posted with the permission of the authors. Every ten years, we draw new district maps for Congress, the California legislature, county boards of supervisors, and city councils. These maps show the

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Sep 24th, 2009 UC Berkeley Walk Out

We have to change the language of the university from an economic exchange into the language of public good.  This is a million voices crying out.

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Sep 24th, 2009 UC Berkeley Walk Out

We have to change the language of the university from an economic exchange into the language of public good.  This is a million voices crying out.

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departing gk

After our last site visit we stayed in Naga city at the regional GK office. From there we took day trips to the nearby GK sites, many of which were some of the first GK sites we visited at the

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departing gk

After our last site visit we stayed in Naga city at the regional GK office. From there we took day trips to the nearby GK sites, many of which were some of the first GK sites we visited at the

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GK Libmanan

Simply one of the most beautiful communities I’ve ever seen, interacted with, been a part of–if even for only one week. Camarines Sur’s Governor LRay Villafuerte funded the creation of two bed & breakfast units, to be turned over to

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GK Libmanan

Simply one of the most beautiful communities I’ve ever seen, interacted with, been a part of–if even for only one week. Camarines Sur’s Governor LRay Villafuerte funded the creation of two bed & breakfast units, to be turned over to

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Ocampo Site

After Bongliw our next GK site was Ocampo. Ocampo is the largest GK village in CamSur, a 5 hector plot contained 143 houses, a sibol school, community house, model house, office. With 143+ families living in the village, the total

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Ocampo Site

After Bongliw our next GK site was Ocampo. Ocampo is the largest GK village in CamSur, a 5 hector plot contained 143 houses, a sibol school, community house, model house, office. With 143+ families living in the village, the total

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Last Photos from Bongliw

Our first task was to assist the roofing of a BahayKubo. It was nice working with Bamboo and Nipa, before the project I’d never seen how the construction of a BahayKubo took place. Family Day: A day for the GK

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Last Photos from Bongliw

Our first task was to assist the roofing of a BahayKubo. It was nice working with Bamboo and Nipa, before the project I’d never seen how the construction of a BahayKubo took place. Family Day: A day for the GK

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Interviews & Portraits

During our trip Alvin and I conducted interviews with the “beneficiaries” of the GK homes. At our first site we interviewed all ten houses, along with each interview I asked to take a simple family portrait. The following photos are

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Interviews & Portraits

During our trip Alvin and I conducted interviews with the “beneficiaries” of the GK homes. At our first site we interviewed all ten houses, along with each interview I asked to take a simple family portrait. The following photos are

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Philippine Summer

As many of you know I’ve spent the last month in the Philippines, with Gawad Kalinga in the Bicol- Cam Sur region. I’m back in Manila now, spending the remainder of my time in the Philippines with my parents. Typically

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Philippine Summer

As many of you know I’ve spent the last month in the Philippines, with Gawad Kalinga in the Bicol- Cam Sur region. I’m back in Manila now, spending the remainder of my time in the Philippines with my parents. Typically

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