NYC’s Chinatown Finally Represented By An Asian-American In State Assembly


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    NYC’s Chinatown Finally Represented By An Asian-American In State Assembly

    Yuh-Line Niou (D) has officially started her historic term as the first Asian-American representative of New York City’s Chinatown in State legislature.

    The Taiwanese immigrant was sworn in Wednesday as assemblywoman of the 65th Assembly District, which encompasses lower Manhattan. She had won the general election with more than three-quarters of the vote.

    “Oftentimes the immigrant or Asian-American perspective is left out, whether it’s about poverty or labor or small business,” she explained to The Village Voice.

    Adding that along with Assemblyman Ron Kim, “it’ll be very powerful to have our experiences as first-generation kids in the assembly.”

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/yuh-line-niou-chinatown-new-york-assembly_us_586fafe9e4b043ad97e2fd93


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