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May 20, 2010

Support Goodwin Liu’s Nomination to the Ninth Circuit!

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 […]

Apr 28, 2010

NCIWR Statement in Opposition to AZ Anti-Immigrant Law

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.

Apr 27, 2010

NAPAWF Opposes Anti-Immigrant AZ Law

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 […]

Apr 26, 2010

NAPAWF Statement in Support of Goodwin Liu Nomination

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.   […]

Mar 23, 2010

We did it, but we’re not done.

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 […]

Jan 13, 2010

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.

Dec 15, 2009

NAPAWF on RH Reality Check

Check out the article here.

Dec 11, 2009

Over 380 organizations sign on to support removal of the five-year bar

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.

Nov 23, 2009

DECEMBER 2 is STOP STUPAK National Day of Action.

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 […]

Nov 19, 2009

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 […]