FCC Consumer Guides in Four AAPI Languages – Now Available Online!

Subject: FCC Consumer Guides in Four AAPI Languages – Now Available Online!

The Federal Communications Commission’s top consumer guides are now available in Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese and Tagalog to better serve Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities. Developed at the suggestion of several AAPI advocacy groups, these translated materials are provided to help consumers understand their rights and protections under telecommunications laws and FCC policies.  

Consumer guides address topics that range from understanding your phone bill to stopping unwanted calls, and from wireless technologies to frauds, scams and alerts. They are available on FCC.gov via the following links:

消費者指南 (Chinese)

소비자 안내서 (Korean)

Người tiêu dùng Hướng dẫn (Vietnamese)

Consumer Mga Gabay (Tagalog)

Please help us spread the word about these newly translated materials and share ideas about how to let others know about them. Email us at outreach@fcc.gov

Small Business Development Workshops in San Deigo, CA!

Small Business Workshops happening in San Diego, CA!

Veterans Scholarship Program & Veterans Emergency Grant Program

The Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarship Program & The Wells Fargo Veterans Emergency Grant Program

Wells FargoWells Fargo has been helping military members and veterans succeed financially for more than 160 years.

They continue to develop resources to serve the needs of the military and veteran segment. They recognize that transitioning service members have unique needs. They want to address those needs to help them transition more effectively to civilian life. This is now part of a growing, comprehensive spectrum of services and resources they provide directly to empower our service members, veterans and their families.

Despite federal education benefits for veterans, unmet financial need often derails educational progress.

The Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarships will fill gaps for veterans and the spouses of disabled veterans after military benefits and other grants and scholarships have been utilized. Wells Fargo’s ongoing emergency grant program will help veterans already enrolled in postsecondary education meet their household expenses, helping ensure that they are able to stay in school without creating undue financial hardship for themselves or their families.

Please share with members of your network that may be a fit for the programs.

The Scholarship Program deadline to apply is February 29, 2016. 

View the WF Veteran Scholarship Flyer PDF >>

Urge Governor to Return $331 Million to Homeowners

Return $331 Million in Misappropriated Funds to Help 800,000 California Homeowners in Distress



In 2012, California Attorney General Kamala Harris negotiated a settlement with many of the banks to help homeowners struggling as a result of the financial crisis. $350 million was supposed to go to assistance programs for California homeowners.

In 2013, Facing a huge deficit, Governor Brown took the money to balance the budget. Now that the state is projected to see major surpluses, we want the money to be used for its original intended purpose.

On June 12th 2015, the California Superior Court ordered the Governor to return $331 million he illegally took from a homeowner and renter fund. The fund could help millions of homeowners, future homeowners and present renters. However, the state legislators still need to work with the Governor to pass legislation to re-appropriate the money.

Help us by showing the state legislators you want this done. Many legislators are already supporting the return of the money.

More about the issue:

NY Times

SF Chronicle