We See Your Divisive Tactics, GOP

We See Your Divisive Tactics, GOP

February 9, 2018
Congratulations to community health centers for the great victory on Friday when Congress passed legislation to fix the Health Center funding cliff. Health Centers can now count on two years of extended funding. It would have been better to have longer stability for these health centers, which are the mainstay primary care for underserved populations, including undocumented immigrants.

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PIVOT Endorses Dr. Mai Khanh Tran for Congress in California's 39th District

PIVOT Endorses Dr. Mai Khanh Tran for Congress in California's 39th District

February 5, 2018
PIVOT is extremely pleased to announce its support for Dr. Mai Khanh Tran in her race for California’s Congressional District 39. Dr. Tran is not a career politician, and her path reflects that of so many immigrants and refugees to this country, those who have overcame great odds to succeed and then to give back.  

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PIVOT Disappointed About Temporary Funding Solution

PIVOT Disappointed About Temporary Funding Solution

January 22, 2018
PIVOT, the nation’s first progressive Vietnamese network, expressed deep concern that Congress today passed a temporary funding bill that does not include the following: a permanent solution to regularize the status of certain immigrant youth (sometimes called DREAMers); funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP); and critical funding for community health centers (Federally Qualified Health Centers rely on this appropriated funding to serve low-income and vulnerable populations).

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The United States of America

The United States of America

January 13, 2018
By Dr. Tung Nguyen, as published in The Huffington Post

On the occasion of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, I have been thinking about what it means to be an American. We are clearly a divided country, and it is important for us to work together to sustain what, in my opinion, has been the most important social undertaking ever conducted. Can a country that arose out of revolution against oppression not regress into it? Can people of different races and ethnicities co-exist without killing each other? Can human beings truly have an equal society? Can we celebrate what makes each of us unique and yet maintain respect for or even support each other’s humanity? These questions have not been resolved. Really, they can never be resolved because such a society will have to be constantly evolving. But are we still trying?

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PIVOT Candidate Endorsement for Hoan Dang for Montgomery County (MD) Council

PIVOT Candidate Endorsement for Hoan Dang for Montgomery County (MD) Council

January 7, 2018
We are very pleased to report that the PIVOT Board has, on the recommendation of the Candidate Support Committee, unanimously voted to endorse Hoan Dang in his candidacy for an at-large position on the  Montgomery County, MD Council.  Hoan’s campaign Web site is at: http://votedang.com/.  You are strongly encouraged to donate whatever you can at the ActionNetwork website

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Five PIVOT Resolutions for You in 2018

Five PIVOT Resolutions for You in 2018

January 2, 2018
This past year, Vietnamese progressives felt bruised, assaulted, and downright insulted by attacks on our most cherished values and policies. We were defeated in many ways. (See #taxscam #refugeeban #transgendermilitary #enddeportations). Yet, we also triumphed in others (See #metoo #YesBeeCan #KathyTran #norefugeebanever). Here are some tips to help you amp up your activism in 2018.

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PIVOT End of Year Letter

PIVOT End of Year Letter

December 30, 2017
In Vietnamese culture, the end of the year is a good time to sweep out all of the bad from the
current year so the next year will be better. In American culture, it is the time to compile top 10
lists. As PIVOT is very much Vietnamese and American, we end this year first with a top 10 list
of bad things that happened this year and what PIVOT has done and will do to fight against
them.

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Short-Term Continuing Resolution Falls Short

 Short-Term Continuing Resolution Falls Short

December 22, 2017
Much has happened in the last 24 hours, with Congress passing a very short-term continuing resolution through January 19.

While we are glad to see that the continuing resolution at least included the minimal funds necessary to maintain certain critical health services, such as the Children's Health Insurance Program, we seek more long-term solutions for supporting community health centers.

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PIVOT Bay Area Holiday Party

PIVOT Bay Area Holiday Party

December 16, 2017
Even though the PIVOT family of progressive activists formed only this year, and even though many of us have collaborated just by email and phone, we are deeply bonded by our dream to engage and empower Vietnamese Americans for a just and diverse America. It was so wonderful to (finally) meet members from all across the country at the Bay Area holiday party last night.

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