Sep 29, 2009

Be a Part of the National Movement

Dear NAPAWF members, This is the last of the Immigration Is HERstory and Our Story Campaign email series, but it certainly will not be the last opportunity to engage in comprehensive immigration reform. As CIR continues to gain momentum, NAPAWF will keep sending action alerts to inform you of opportunities to ensure justice for API […]

Sep 21, 2009

Lifting Our Voices

Dear NAPAWF members, In just one week over 45 members completed NAPAWF’s Immigration Community Survey.  Throught these responses, we’ve found: 53% were born in the United States. Those who were not, were born in Canada, Colombia, England, Hong Kong, Japan, Kuwait, South Korea, and Vietnam. NAPAWF members and their families came to the U.S. as […]

Sep 02, 2009

Where Is Our Media Visibility?

Dear NAPAWF members, Last Thursday, DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano and key White House officials met with advocates, labor organizations, faith leaders and other stakeholders to discuss the progress of immigration reform. The meeting was an important opportunity for proponents of immigrant justice to voice central concerns about the state and movement of CIR, and garnered […]

Aug 19, 2009

Take Local Action Now!

Dear NAPAWF members, Thank you for keeping the momentum for immigrant justice going! There has been an overwhelming number of responses to the immigration community survey and some very powerful stories shared. The survey will remain open until Aug. 31, at which point we will report back with stats and findings. Be sure to take […]

Aug 18, 2009

Lifting Our Voices

Dear NAPAWF members, In one week, over 45 members have completed NAPAWF’s Immigration Community Survey. Have you? If not, please take a few minutes right now to fill out the survey. Of the responses so far, we’ve found: 53% were born in the United States. Those who were not, were born in Canada, Colombia, England, […]

Aug 11, 2009

Take action! Tell Congress to Support Health Care Reform on Aug. 19!

Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders Support Quality Affordable Health Care The Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AA and NHPI) communities need quality affordable health care. One in six Asian Americans and one in four Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders are uninsured. Even with coverage, AA and NHPIs experience disparities in health […]

Aug 10, 2009

Sign-on Letter to the CDC Urging Publication of Final Rule

August 10, 2009 Thomas R. Frieden, MD, MPH Director Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 1600 Clifton Road Atlanta, GA 30333 RE: HPV Vaccination Mandate for Immigrant Women and Girls Dear Dr. Frieden: The undersigned, over ­­140 immigrants’ rights, women’s rights, public health, medical, and reproductive justice organizations write to urge the CDC to […]

Aug 05, 2009

Stories of Our Communities

Dear NAPAWF members, Last week we introduced you to NAPAWF’s inaugural “Immigration is HERstory and Our Story” campaign by connecting you to the National August Week of Action. It’s been very exciting to hear from NAPAWF sisters interested in getting involved. Please continue to contact us with any questions or for more information about the […]

Aug 03, 2009

Immigration is HERstory and OUR Story

It’s time to mobilize for immigration reform! Dear NAPAWF members, The time is now! Congress has announced plans to introduce a comprehensive immigration reform (CIR) bill by Labor Day. This gives us roughly three months to mobilize around this critical issue. Immigration is a major platform area for NAPAWF because immigration policies affect so many […]

Jun 16, 2009

Lona’s health care story

I find it ironic that as a student studying health promotion and education that I cannot do as I teach because I lack health insurance coverage. I figured that as a young health person with my knowledge level, I could forgo health insurance until I graduated and obtained a real job. Well, I was wrong. […]