Archive for November, 2009

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 […]

Nov 19, 2009

National Low-Income Immigrant Rights Conference

Title: National Low-Income Immigrant Rights ConferenceLocation: Arlington, VALink out: Click hereDescription: Hosted by the National Immigration Law Center, this conference brings together community leaders, organizers, attorneys, and advocates from around the country to share information and experiences and to develop strategies around some of the core issues affecting low-income immigrants.Start Date: 2009-12-06End Date: 2009-12-08

Nov 19, 2009

Victory! CDC removes mandatory HPV vaccination requirement for immigrant women

November 13, 2009 The National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF), the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH), and California Latinas for Reproductive Justice (CLRJ) commend the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for taking the critical final step in removing a mandatory vaccination requirement for immigrant women and girls to receive the HPV vaccine. […]

Nov 12, 2009

NAPAWF Statement on Passage of the House Health Care Reform Bill

November 9, 2009 The National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF) applauds the House of Representatives for passing a historic health care reform bill on Saturday, November 7, that includes major gains for Asian and Pacific Islander (API) women and girls.  With the House’s reform, insurance companies would no longer be able to discriminate based […]

Nov 05, 2009

Welcome to the new website!

It’s been a long time coming and we hope you find it useful! This site has been completely overhauled to reflect the suggestions and requests that came directly from our members. Some of this website’s exciting new features include: An Action Center that makes it easy to join a campaign, find upcoming events, renew your […]

Nov 05, 2009

First National Asian Pacific American Worker Right’s Hearing

NAPAWF is proud to cosponsor APALA’s First National Asian Pacific American Workers’ Rights Hearing.  For more information, click here.  To RSVP, email Anna Stuart.

Nov 04, 2009

NAPAWF DC office-warming

Location: NAPAWF DC office | 1322 18th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036 Date & Time: November 6, 2009, 5:30 – 7:30PM Help NAPAWF warm up its new DC office! We’re now in Dupont! All members, friends and allies are welcome!

Nov 03, 2009

Women of Color United for Health Reform Activates Over a Thousand Women Across America to Call Congress

Washington, DC – On October 27th, Women of Color United for Health Reform, a national coalition led by the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum, the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, and the Black Women’s Health Imperative, held a National Call-In Day for women of color to urge passage of real health reform. Over […]

Nov 02, 2009

NAPAWF Commends the Obama Administration for Ending HIV Travel Ban

November 2, 2009 Washington, DC – Today, the Administration took the final step in lifting the 22-year ban on travel and immigration by HIV-positive individuals by publishing the final rule to remove the ban in the Federal Register. Last Friday, the President signed the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Extension Act of 2009 into law and […]