TACL Political Internship Program Celebrates 25 Years of Empowering Taiwanese American Youths


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 about TACL’s core tenets of Leadership, Identity, Networking, and Citizenship while engaging in a 9-week internship at a polit
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TACL Delegation Visits Taiwan


TACL Delegation Visits Taiwan: The OCAC Trip By: JC Chang, TAP-LA President 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 tr
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CHAPTER UPDATE: TAP-Atlanta’s 1st Family Picnic


CHAPTER UPDATE: TAP-Atlanta’s 1st Family Picnic By: Michael Wang, TAP-Atlanta President 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 child
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TACL Celebrates Pride


TACL Celebrates Pride By: Jeff Shieh, TACL Director of Civic Engagement 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. We celebrate the many LG
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IN THE COMMUNITY: Our TA Story


IN THE COMMUNITY: TAF Launches “Our TA Story” By: Pamela Hung, TACL President & Jacqui Wu Hsieh, TACL Treasurer 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 of Taiwanes
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TA Heritage Week Campaign


TA Heritage Week Campaign By: Pamela Hung, TACL President 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 Weekend. To ce
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CHAPTER UPDATE: Taiwanese American Cultural Festival by TAP-SF


Chapter Update: TAP-SF’s Annual Taiwanese American Cultural Festival By: Vivian Liu, TAP-SF Incoming President 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 to ex
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TACL 2017 Winter Convention in Seattle


TACL 2017 Winter Convention in Seattle 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 hosted in Seattle from January 13-16, with ov
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TACL Condemns President Trump’s Executive Orders on Immigration and Pledges Alongside 200+ Asian American Organizations to Resist Discriminatory Actions


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