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That was no heckler in San Francisco: Yelling “Stop deportations,” an undocumented Asian American stands up and Obama stands down
Posted by Amok in Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) blog, news, politics, race on November 25th, 2013
I’ve played basketball at the Chinese Rec Center in San Francisco’s Chinatown as a kid, but this was a one-on-one game no one would have expected.
An undocumented Asian student in America, Ju Hong, 24, a Dream activist, was one of those with an invite to the special presidential event.
Hong was supposed to be merely ornamental, not a catalyst.
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How you can help the Philippines in the best possible way: Get money to people in position to aid the needy victims of the super typhoon
Currently, I am in Asia on an assignment, but not in the Philippines. Feeling so close, yet so far. So what I’m doing is considering what I can do personally, if not professionally. We all feel the human tug of compassion. Maybe more than a tug for some.
That’s why I turn to CRS.
This group works with people on the ground and is very efficient in how they do things. They also work with diverse groups of people. Not just Catholics. If you’re wondering how to give, I use this group to get money to the Philippine on an ongoing basis. An Asian American heads it up. And the organization is extremely accountable. No overpaid people here.
It’s hard to make sure money and aid will get to the Philippines without being shaved down by admin costs. If you’re looking for a charity with a great efficiency rating, Catholic Relief Services is worth looking into.
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