TACL Political Internship Program: 25th Anniversary Banquet

July 27th, 2017

Come join TACL on August 5, 2017, as we celebrate the 25th year of the Political Internship Program. This year we are honored to have the honorable State Treasurer John Chiang (a Taiwanese American!) as our keynote speaker. Since the founding of our program in 1992, we have graduated 200+ college students who have learned

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TACL Delegation Visits Taiwan: The OCAC Trip

June 23rd, 2017

Earlier this month, 38 representatives from LID Camp, LYF Camp, PIP, TAP chapters and TACL National traveled to Taiwan as part of the first-ever TACL National Delegation by invitation of the Overseas Community Affairs Council of the Taiwan Government. During the 6-day trip, the Delegation participated in formal workshops and lectures centered on Taiwan-US relations and

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Chapter Update: TAP-Atlanta’s 1st Family Picnic

June 21st, 2017

TAP stands for Taiwanese American…. PARENTS??!!! That’s right! TAP-Atlanta has un-officially launched the first ever Taiwanese American Parents event with a picnic. It was a beautiful day filled with games, food, and the sweet sweet cries of babies. HOW DO YOU HOST A TAP FAMILY PICNIC? Invite your normal crowd and allow them to bring pets and children

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TACL Celebrates Pride

June 21st, 2017

Taiwanese American Citizens League (TACL) is proud to celebrate Taiwan for its recent court ruling and establishing the path to becoming the first country in Asia to recognize the right of same-sex couples to legally marry.  TACL also affirms its mission to enhance the quality of life for all Taiwanese Americans, including those who identify as LGBTQ.

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In the Community: TAF Launches “Our TA Story”

June 21st, 2017

I love hearing my mom’s stories about her childhood in Taiwan: buying “ba bu” candy from the man on the tricycle, getting that ugly haircut that was required of all teenage girls in school, sneaking out to dance parties to meet boys because gatherings of any sort was illegal back in the days.  These treasures

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TA Heritage Week Campaign

June 21st, 2017

There is an increasing public recognition that the month of May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, but did you know that Taiwanese American Heritage Week is also celebrated in May? Since 1999, Congressman David Wu of Oregon and the co-chairs of the Congressional Taiwan Caucus have supported the celebration of Taiwanese American Heritage Week starting each Mother’s Day

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Chapter Update: TAP-SF’s Annual Taiwanese American Cultural Festival

June 21st, 2017

Every year, TAP-SF holds the Taiwanese American Cultural Festival in San Francisco’s famous Union Square. This year’s festival was extra special, as it has been 25 years since the festival started in 1992. The festival was on May 13 and the city of San Francisco proclaimed it as Taiwanese American Day! Over 10,000 people came

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TACL 2017 Winter Convention in Seattle

February 28th, 2017

Twice a year, board members from TAP and TACL programs around the nation convene for a weekend to develop leadership skills, explore Taiwanese American identity, and discuss how to engage as citizens of our communities. The weekends also feature social events that strengthen our friendship/network across the country. TACL’s Winter 2017 Convention, “Power Up!” was

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TACL Condemns President Trump’s Executive Orders on Immigration and Pledges Alongside 200+ Asian American Organizations to Resist Discriminatory Actions

February 5th, 2017

On Friday, January 27th, 2017, President Trump issued an executive order that suspended immigrant and non-immigrant entry into the United States from seven Muslim-majority countries: Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen – for 90 days; suspended all refugee admissions through the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program for 120 days; and suspended admission of Syrian

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TACL Stands with the AAPI Community: Watters and Fox News’ Tongue-in-Cheek “Humor” is a Cloak for Racism

October 7th, 2016

In a recent Fox News segment, “Watters’ World,” host Jesse Watters conducted “man on the street” interviews with individuals in New York City’s Chinatown. While “Watters’ World” is known for its attempts at comedy, the interviews in this particular segment consisted of questions that TACL, like many other groups, condemns as racist and offensive. Attempts

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