Archive for December, 2010

Dec 10, 2010

Celebrate Human Rights Day by Telling Your Senators to Ratify CEDAW!

The United Nations marked Human Rights Day on December 10, 2010 by shining the spotlight on the hundreds of thousands of “largely unsung heroes,” the human rights defenders who risk dismissal, harassment, torture, jail and even death for their activities. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in a message, “Let us remember that everyone – no matter […]

Dec 10, 2010

Low-Income Health Hazards for API Women: poverty, unintended pregnancies, and poor working conditions place low-income API women in unique health dangers.

Written by our NAPAWF sister, Liezl Tomas-Rebugio, from Seattle! Socioeconomic status plays a crucial role in determining the health outcomes of individuals and communities. For poor communities, the outlook is not bright. In particular, low-income Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) women face unique challenges in their reproductive lives. When women are unable to access appropriate […]

Dec 08, 2010

There’s Still Time to Take Action for DREAM!

Ever since our last update to you, the vote for the DREAM Act in the House was postponed to TODAY! The DREAM Act is expected to come up for a vote in BOTH the House and the Senate on TODAY,Wednesday, December 8th! On Monday, the President has reached a compromised deal with Republicans to extend […]

Dec 02, 2010

Take action on the DREAM Act! It’s being voted on in the House TOMORROW, December 3, 2010!

The DREAM Act provides an opportunity for undocumented youth to become eligible for legal status by pursuing higher education and/or military service. Read NAPAWF’s statement on the DREAM Act here. Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid, has introduced the DREAM Act as a stand-alone bill during the Lame Duck session, and it is being voted on […]