Tuesday, October 06, 2009

NYC Chinatown could get 1st Chinese rep on council

This is good, immigrants are getting more active in their local politics. One of the biggest Chinese communities in the U.S. will finally have an elected representative. - - Donna Poisl


NEW YORK — Chinatown is likely to get its first Chinese-American representative on the City Council, and a Taiwanese immigrant is headed for citywide office — a dramatic change for the nation's largest city, which had no Asian-Americans in elected office just eight years ago.

For the first time in its 150 years, the downtown Manhattan neighborhood, which is one of the biggest Chinese communities outside Asia, could be represented by a Chinese-American.
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