Archive for November, 2015

Nov 30, 2015

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 29, 2015 Contact: Loretta Kane (917-410-7242 or Loretta@caminopr.com) NEW YORK — In response to the recent shooting at Planned Parenthood Rocky Mountain (Colorado), National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum Executive Director Miriam Yeung issued the following statement: “The National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF) stands with Planned Parenthood staff, volunteers […]

Nov 20, 2015

National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum speaks out on one year anniversary of President Obama’s executive action on immigration

For Immediate Release: November 20, 2015 Contact: Lauren Gray 212-255-2575 lauren@caminopr.com   NAPAWF says reform delays “put our families at risk day after day” NEW YORK – Today marks the one-year anniversary since President Obama took executive action on immigration, laying the foundation to grant work permits and protections from deportation to undocumented immigrants. Unfortunately, […]

Nov 19, 2015

National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum denounces so-called “American SAFE Act,” H.R. 4038

For Immediate Release: November 19, 2015 Contact: Leng Leng Chancey 202-4701-3170 x 08 llchancey@napawf.org NAPAWF says it “will not take a back seat and allow Islamophobia to drive the conscience of this nation” NEW YORK – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the so-called American SAFE Act. (H.R. 4038), which would prevent all refugees […]

Nov 10, 2015

National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum condemns 5th Cir. decision to block immigration relief

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 10, 2015 Contact: Lauren Gray 212-255-2575 lauren@caminopr.com   NAPAWF says decision will force 5 million people to “live in the shadows” NEW YORK – Yesterday, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the ruling in Texas v USA to block President Obama’s executive action for immigration. NAPAWF Executive Director Miriam […]

Nov 06, 2015

Asian American women’s reproductive rights are being targeted, says advocate

Read original post at NY Times: Women in the World by WITW staff Asian American women are being targeted by anti-abortion activists, argues Miriam Yeung of the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum, in an opinion piece for the Washington Post. Citing the cases of Purvi Patel — currently serving a 20-year sentence for fetal homicide in an Indiana […]

Nov 06, 2015

National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum alumni appointed to high-profile White House positions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 5, 2015 Contact: Ben Roussel 212-255-2575 ben@caminopr.com   Former executive director and board chair tapped to lead Office of Personnel Management and White House Initiative on Asian American and Pacific Islanders Washington, D.C. — Yesterday, National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF) former Executive Director Kiran Ahuja was appointed chief-of-staff for […]

Nov 05, 2015

How Asian American women became the target of anti-abortion activism

Read Original Post at Washington Post By Miriam Yeung November 4, 2015   Across the country, Asian women’s reproductive rights are being challenged and their family-planning decisions are being policed. Purvi Patel, a 33-year-old Indian-American woman, is sitting in an Indiana prison serving a 20-year sentence for fetal homicide. Last spring, she becamethe first woman […]