This book collects the original run of essays on the 2008 presidential election written by John Delloro for the acclaimed on-line column of the Asian American Action Fund, a Democratic national political organization whose commentaries on the 2008 presidential race were awarded archival status by the US Library of Congress.
"I wrote the following essays during most of Obama’s run for the US presidency beginning in February 2008 and ending in November 2008. It was more than about an election for me but an attempt to grasp at a hope I sorely needed. When I was a young alter boy, I would pray, not so much to ask for personal peace, but to connect to something larger than myself and feel less alone. These essays serve as my prayers." John Delloro
John Delloro has spent over a decade as an organizer and labor leader in the areas of socio-economic justice and immigrant rights and as an instructor in the field of Labor Studies and Asian American Studies. He brings his unique perspective as both a professional organizer and college educator to his writings. He serves as the Executive Director of the Dolores Huerta Labor Institute, an appointee on the CA Assembly Speaker's Commission on Labor Education, co-founder and board member of the Pilipino Workers Center of Southern California (PWC), member of Legal Advisory Board of the Koreatown Immigrant Workers Alliance (KIWA) and was previously president of the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, AFL-CIO, Los Angeles Chapter. He worked as an organizer for different unions in the last dozen years (HERE 226, AFSCME, SEIU 399, SEIU `000) and teaches a class on Asian American leadership development and community strategies at UCLA and various labor studies courses at LATTC.