Archive for July, 2015

Jul 29, 2015

National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum applauds the introduction of The Equality Act to protect LGBT Americans from discrimination

For Immediate Release July 24, 2015 Contact: Lauren Gray ( 212-255-2575)   NEW YORK — Yesterday, lawmakers introduced The Equality Act, federal legislation that would extend LGBT Americans the same level of protection from discrimination guaranteed to other groups under the Civil Rights Act of 1964. If passed, this would ensure LGBT Americans protection from […]

Jul 23, 2015

National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum stands with Planned Parenthood

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 22, 2015 Contact: Lauren Gray 212-255-2575 NAPAWF stands with Planned Parenthood, “a critical resource for women in the Asian American community” NEW YORK — Yesterday, the Center for Medical Progress released an undercover video depicting a conversation with a Planned Parenthood physician. This is the second undercover video released by […]

Jul 16, 2015

Gov. Cuomo signs trailblazing nail salon legislation to protect rights and safety of workers, consumers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 16, 2015 Contact: Lauren Gray 212-255-2575   National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum says new law creates “pathway out of the shadows” for nail salon workers NEW YORK — Today, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law first-of-its-kind legislation to raise labor standards in New York’s nail salon industry. […]

Jul 14, 2015


Date: July 28, 2015 Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Room: Cannon 121 *Lunch will be provided*   *Please RSVP to Shivana Jorawar at*   Asian Americans are currently the fastest-growing demographic group in the United States and, with a population of over 9 million, Asian American women cannot be ignored. As a predominantly […]

Jul 13, 2015

The EACH Woman Act Grants Access to Abortion Care, Regardless of Income, Insurance or Residence, Empowering Low Income Women

Read article at Latin Post July 11, 2015 By Nicole Akoukou Thompson, Latin Post   Earlier this week, House Democrats introduced the Equal Access to Abortion Coverage in Health Insurance Woman Act. The pioneering legislation endeavors to weaken the long-standing Hyde Amendment, allowing government-funded health plans to pay for abortion services. The National Latina Institute for […]

Jul 10, 2015

Pro-Choice Advocates Go on Offense With Congressional Call to End Hyde Amendment

Read article at RH Reality Check July 8, 2015 by Emily Crockett, Federal Policy Reporter, RH Reality Check Members of Congress for the first time are pushing comprehensive legislation to overturn the Hyde Amendment and ensure that every woman has access to insurance coverage of abortion care, regardless of which state she lives in, what type […]

Jul 10, 2015

It’s Time To Dismantle The Law Preventing Millions of Women From Getting Abortions

Read article at July 9, 2015 By Julie Zeilinger Though Roe v. Wade made abortion legally accessible more than 40 years ago, women’s reproductive rights remain disturbingly precarious in the United States. A whopping 282 abortion restrictions have been enacted since 2010 — 51 of them in the first half of this year alone, according to […]

Jul 08, 2015

National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum applauds EACH Woman Act, new federal legislation to ensure abortion coverage for every woman

For Immediate Release  July 8, 2015 Contact: Lauren Gray ( 212-255-2575) NAPAWF says Medicaid coverage of abortion health care “more crucial than ever” for low-income members of AAPI community WASHINGTON, D.C.  — Today, U.S. Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA 13th District) introduced the Equal Access to Abortion Coverage in Health Insurance (EACH) Woman Act to increase […]