It’s time to get real. I’m a 20-something, second-generation, first-born Asian American/Pacific Islander (AAPI) woman. My parents never went to college. When it was time for me to fly the coop and obtain that “American Dream”, I did what I thought was a good idea. I took out both private and federal loans. Fast forward a few years and today I’ve racked up a sizable amount[...]
Almost overnight, the race for New Jersey’s Senate seat has become the highest profile and, arguably, most important race in the country in 2013. With Senator Frank Lautenberg passing away on Monday and Governor Chris Christie calling for a special primary election in August, what was going to be a 12 month, slow-developing, contest is now a 67-day, all-out sprint.
The bottom line is that Newark Mayor Cory Booker is[...]
For a few years now, I’ve been saying that no Republican Candidate of Color has won a race among voters of color. Susanna Martinez, Marco Rubio, and their ilk have not been able to win a majority of people of color in their states. Instead, they’ve won by garnering enough support from conservative Whites to overcome what are usually very low levels of support among the[...]
Hit With The Sequester, Young Voters May Give An Encore Performance
Young voters played a significant role in Obama’s 2012 victory, helping him sweep all four battleground states—Florida, Ohio, Virginia and Nevada—with 60% of the youth vote. Nationwide, voters under the age of 30 made up a large share of the overall electorate, representing 19% of all voters, an increase from their share in 2008.