Cool Kid Jason Fong creates political blog on immigration issues

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Our ABC7 Cool Kid for Thursday, Jan. 14, is Jason Fong, who created a blog to address issues involving immigrants and the Asian-American experience. (KABC)

Our ABC7 Cool Kid for Thursday, Jan. 14, is Jason Fong, who created a blog to address issues involving immigrants and the Asian-American experience.

Fong said one comment from a presidential candidate was all it took for him to head down his path of writing.

"Jeb Bush's controversial comments referring to Asian Americans as 'anchor babies.' And I just wanted to give Asian Americans a chance to present our own stories," he said.

He started a website, jasonfongwrites.blogspot.com, which provides information on the latest issues and a voice.

"I don't expect to change everyone's mind because people are really stuck in what they believe, but hopefully if it gets them asking questions then that's all I can hope for," he said.

He's also encouraging people to use #MyAsianExperience on Twitter as a way to stir action.

"Beyond which party and which political preferences you have, I just think it's really important for us to get involved in the political process," he said.

Jason hopes by turning around words that can hurt, he can provide a place to help people through his blog.

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