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👋 Good afternoon! Here's a roundup of The Yappie's Asian American and Pacific Islander political coverage that you may have missed. Support our work by making a donation and send tips to editors@theyappie.com.
🔎 DEEP DIVES
One fact check at a time: Asian Americans wage war on digital misinformation
Falsehoods and disinformation campaigns are flourishing on ethnic media platforms where Asian immigrants connect. Volunteer groups with progressive backing have stepped up to confront them—but not without controversy. 
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Resilience in community: Marshallese leaders race to fill gaps in aid amid ‘existential threats’
Despite lack of federal attention, the effects of America’s nuclear legacy, and climate disasters, Marshallese people still cling to hope for a renewed future.
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Preventing ‘double punishment’: Inside the campaign to end California’s prison-to-deportation pipeline
Nothing in California law requires local police to cooperate with ICE, but thousands of prisoners—including Southeast Asian refugees—are transferred for deportation each year. A coalition of activists aims to get the practice banned.
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When Augustine Tang’s father passed away, Augustine decided to inherit his taxi medallion—the license that let his father drive a yellow taxi cab in New York City for decades. But that medallion came with a $530,000 debt trap, years of struggle, and a 15-day hunger strike to convince City Hall that immigrant taxi drivers deserved a fair deal.
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📰 LATEST ROUNDUP
Politics: AAPIs could face worse health outcomes in a post-Roe America, lawmakers warn
Cultural stigma and language barriers already contribute to unequal access to reproductive health care. A Supreme Court decision to strike down federal protections of abortion rights could further exacerbate disparities.
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Elections: Democratic Rep. Kai Kahele announces run for Hawai‘i governor
Losing Kahele, a strong proponent for data disaggregation, will deal a blow to Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander representation in D.C.
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Press: Asian American Journalists Association announces fiscal sponsorship agreement with The Yappie
The volunteer-powered publication, which looks to “inform and empower” AAPI communities, will help advance AAJA’s strategic priorities and support student journalism.
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