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October 2016

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Advocates Monthly: OCA Celebrates National Voter Registration Day Nationwide


Across the country, advocates came together to celebrate the growing civic power of AAPIs and register new voters. Here are a number of pictures from around the country!



Kelly Xu Tian of the OCA National Center



OCA - Utah Member Karen Kwan in a Multicultural Voter Outreach Video

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OCA Youth and OCA - WHV Board Members register voters



OCA Members George Mui and Lisa Wong at a voter registration table in Cleveland




A Message in Hindsight - Not One More


By Banny Chen, Cousin of Pvt. Danny Chen

Five years ago, I finally graduated from high school and went on to start my first semester of college. It was a difficult time in college, trying to make new friends when my friends from high school went off to other colleges. Also struggling to keep up with course work, like chemistry and biology, that high school didn't exactly prepare me for. It was a difficult time but the most difficult part in my first semester of college was dealing with my cousin's death.




Interested in Professional Development? Check Out These OCA Events in Detroit, LA, Chicago, DC, and Phoenix!


Friday, October 21st, 2016 | Noon-5:00PM | B3 - Answering the Call for Entrepreneurship & Leadership

Glen Oaks Country Club - Club Room

30500 W 13 Mile Road

Farmington Hills, MI 48334

Sponsored by GM and Southwest Airlines

Registration Link


Tuesday, October 25th, 2016 | 7:00PM-9:00PM | B3 - Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the Digital Age

The Redbury Hollywood - Library & Terrace level

1717 Vine Street

Los Angeles, California 90028

Sponsored by NBCUniversal and Southwest Airlines

Registration Link


Saturday, October 29th, 2016

Microsoft Technology Center 200

E. Randolph Chicago, IL 60601

Sponsored by Allstate, UPS, and Southwest Airlines

Topic and registration page coming soon


Friday, November 4th, 2016 | 9:00AM-3:00PM | AAPI Women LeadHERship Summit

AARP Conference Center

601 E Street NW

Washington, DC

Sponsored by UPS, AARP, and Southwest Airlines

Registration Link


Friday, February 3rd, 2017 | 8:30AM-4:00PM | Breaking the Bamboo Ceiling

Old Main at ASU

400 East Tyler Mall

Tempe, Arizona 85287

Sponsored by State Farm (AsiaNET), Arizona State University (ASU), and Southwest Airlines

Registration Link



Supreme Court Fails to Reconsider DACA+/DAPA Case

On Monday, the Supreme Court denied the President's request for a rehearing on his immigrant relief programs that would have expanded the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA+) program and created the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) program. This decision follows a 4-4 decision this past June that upheld a lower court's stop to the programs.




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Eligible for SNAP? Get Low-Cost Internet Access from AT&T


Access from AT&T is now available if you or another person in your household participates in the government's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP. For those who enroll, AT&T will deliver an Internet speed of 10Mbps, 5Mbps, or 3Mbps-whichever is the fastest available at their address. Customers assigned a speed tier of 10Mbps or 5Mbps will pay $10 per month, and those assigned 3Mbps will pay $5 per month.


Qualifying households will not be required to pay installation or Internet equipment fees to participate in Access from AT&T, which will last a total of 4 years. Participants who enroll in service in the final year will receive the discounted rates for 12 months. Other eligibility requirements apply.


There is no doubt that we are moving rapidly toward a fully-connected future. Technology will likely change our daily lives in the next decade in even more striking ways than it did in the last. We know that Access from AT&T will help bridge the digital divide by allowing more those who are currently disconnected- including students, seniors and veterans - to more easily search for jobs, complete education courses, and connect with family and friends.


For more information about the program please go



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