NAPAWF supports Professor Goodwin Liu’s nomination to serve as a federal appellate court judge on the Ninth Circuit. Anti-choice Senators have indicated that they are gearing up for a fight to oppose his confirmation. As Senator Sessions (R-AL) said, “We’ll not confirm somebody like that.” Come again? Professor Liu has an impressive academic and legal [...]
Arizona Law Hurts Women And Families – Today, the National Coalition for Immigrant Women’s Rights released a statement condemning the anti-immigrant Arizona law. You can read the statement here. To learn more about the coalition and immigrant women, please click here.
On Friday, Governor Jan Brewer of Arizona signed a rabidly anti-immigrant bill that would require law enforcement officials to question people about their immigration status if the officer has a “reasonable suspicion” that the person is in the U.S. illegally. We believe that this new law legalizes and encourages racial profiling. “This bill is an [...]
April 26, 2010 Washington, DC – In late February, President Obama nominated Goodwin Liu to the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Liu, currently a professor at the University of California – Berkeley’s Boalt Hall School of Law, would be the youngest judge on the court by 16 years, if confirmed by the Senate. [...]
Today, the President signed the historic health reform bill. This is truly a momentous day–and it would not have happened without the voices of API women and girls. Thanks to your support, your letters, your emails, your calls, and your legislative visits, the health insurance industry that has not worked for our communities will be [...]
Women of Color United for Health Reform and Raising Women’s Voices Letter to Congressional Leadership
NAPAWF, in our role as co-convener of Women of Color Unite for Health Reform, co-wrote a letter to Congressional leadership, urging them to develop final legislation that will improve women’s health services, cover more people, make coverage more affordable and fair, and address health disparities.
Check out the article here.
Senator Menendez is expected to offer an amendment to the Senate’s health reform bill that will remove the five-year waiting period for legal immigrants to access Medicaid. You can see the letter of support and endorsing organizations here.
NAPAWF, along with 20 other allied organizations who care about including women in comprehensive health reform, will be in Washington, DC, on December 2 to send the message to Congress that API women need health care reform that includes the full spectrum of reproductive health care. Our legislators need to hear what women in this [...]
Fierce Sister Kiran Ahuja Appointed to Lead the White House Initiative on Asian American and Pacific Islanders
With great pride and much excitement, NAPAWF is ecstatic to announce the latest appointee from the Obama Administration. Our very own Kiran Ahuja has been named Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Asian American and Pacific Islanders! Last month, President Obama signed an Executive Order reinstating the Initiative, which will work to “improve [...]