Archive for June, 2015

Jun 30, 2015

Indian Americans Applaud Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

Read original at India West. By GIOVANNI ALBANESE, Jr., India West Staff Many members of the Indian American and larger Asian American community have spoken with optimism in response to the June 26 ruling by the United States Supreme Court to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide. “As Americans, we must always strive to live up to […]

Jun 26, 2015

National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum applauds U.S. Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, the marriage equality case

For Immediate Release June 26, 2015 Contact: Lauren Gray (212-255-2575/ NEW YORK — Today, the Supreme Court of the United States issued its decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, requiring states to issue same-sex marriage licenses as well as recognize out-of-state same-sex marriage licenses. National Asian Pacific American Women ‘s Forum executive director Miriam Yeung […]

Jun 26, 2015

After Ruling Obama Says ACA ‘Here to Stay’

Read article at WeNews By Eryn Ashleigh, WeNews correspondent (WOMENSENEWS)– President Barack Obama led a national outpouring of relieved reaction to news on June 25 that the Supreme Court upheld a key section of the Affordable Care Act. “The Affordable Care Act is here to stay,” the president told CNN Thursday in a televised address. […]

Jun 25, 2015

National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum applauds Supreme Court decision in Affordable Care Act case, King v. Burwell

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  June 25, 2015 Contact:  Lauren Gray 212-255-2575   NAPAWF says today’s decision is “aligned with justice for our communities” NEW YORK — Today, the Supreme Court announced its decision in King v. Burwell to uphold the Affordable Care Act’s provision of federal tax credits, or “subsidies,” which help offset health insurance […]

Jun 24, 2015

Groundbreaking nail salon legislation passed in New York

Read article at SheKnows by Avital Norman Nathman, SheKnows New NY nail salon law will protect both workers and consumers A recent New York Times article exposed the ugly underside of the nail salon industry in New York City. After the report went viral, many called for change in this industry that heavily exploits its […]

Jun 22, 2015

A Major Win for Nail-Salon Workers

Read article in New York Magazine By Ashley Weatherford Date: June 19, 2015 Last month, Governor Cuomo vowed to protect salon workers in the wake of a New York Times‘ exposé, which unearthed illegal, unsafe, and inhumane working conditions. Today the New York State Assembly moved to support that vow, passing sweeping legislation to protect workers in nail salons. […]

Jun 19, 2015

New York Acts to Protect Nail Salon Workers

Read article at Time by Dan Kedmey, Time “This bill improves safety, helps protect workers who experience wage theft and ensures fair working conditions” The New York State Assembly passed new licensing rules for nail salon workers on Friday, to the delight of labor advocates who say the bill will help reduce the number of unlicensed, […]

Jun 19, 2015

New York passes groundbreaking nail salon legislation to protect rights and safety of workers, consumers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 19, 2015 Contact: Lauren Gray 212-255-2575 National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum says bill protects nail salon workers from exploitation and “improves safety” in industry where lack of access to licensing has “driven down labor standards” NEW YORK — Today, the New York State Assembly passed legislation A. 7630A/ S. 05966 to […]

Jun 19, 2015

National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum stands with Charleston

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 18, 2015 Contact:  Leng Leng Chancey 404-630-0482   New York– In response to the massacre of nine people in the historic Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC., Miriam Yeung, Executive Director of the National Asian Pacific American’s Women’s Forum (NAPAWF), released the following statement: “We are horrified and profoundly saddened […]

Jun 16, 2015

Thank you and Welcome – Summer 2015

Thank you! We would like to say farewell to Jes Rooks, our Deputy Director of Systems and Sustainability. Jes was an integral part of NAPAWF and she continues to be a strong supporter and ally of our movement. We also want to thank Nhia Lee, our Office and Logistics Coordinator, for his passion for social justice […]