Archive for January, 2016

Jan 26, 2016

NAPAWF urges TN legislation to oppose HB 1600, which jails moms and pushes drug treatment out of reach

Read original sign-on letter that urges TN legislation to oppose HB 1600, which jails moms and pushes drug treatment out of reach. Lawmakers should oppose Senate Bill 1629/House Bill 1600 and instead create effective, evidence based policies to support the health of women, their children and our communities! January 26, 2016 Dear Tennessee General Assembly, On […]

Jan 22, 2016

Stand Against Racism, Protect Asian-American Women’s Health

Read original article posted in Gotham Gazette by Margaret Chin and Miriam Yeung, Jan 22, 2016 New York City has the opportunity to support Asian-Americans and women’s health by opposing deceptively named, so-called “sex-selective abortion bans.” These attacks on a woman’s right to choose are wolves in sheep’s clothing. At a glance, such bans might […]

Jan 20, 2016

We Belong Together Applaud’s Supreme Court Decision to Take Up Appeal of Case Blocking Immigration Executive Actions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 19, 2016 Contact: Marzena Zukowska 708.990.0389, marzena@domesticworkers.org WASHINGTON — Today the U.S. Supreme Court announced its decision to take up the appeal of Texas v. United States, in which lower courts blocked some of President Obama’s most notable executive actions on immigration, which would allow close to 5 million members of the undocumented […]

Jan 13, 2016

NAPAWF Responds to President Obama’s Final State of the Union Address

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lauren Gray, Camino Public Relations (212) 255-2575 lauren@caminopr.com NEW YORK –– In response to President Obama’s State of the Union address last night, Miriam Yeung, executive director of the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF), released the following statement: “President Obama’s final State of the Union address celebrated his accomplishments […]

Jan 12, 2016

State Reponds to Purvi Patel’s Appeal on 20-Year Sentence for Feticide and Neglect

Read original article on india.com. By Editorial @indiacom, January 12, 2016 1:35 AM Last month, the State of Indiana responded to an appeal filed on behalf of Purvi Patel, a 35-year-old woman who was found guilty of feticide and neglect in a controversial Spring 2014 ruling. The State stood firm on its earlier conviction,arguing there […]

Jan 12, 2016

Advocates Call ICE Raids ‘Classic Reproductive Oppression’

See original article on RH Reality check. By Tina Vasquez, Immigration Reporting Fellow, RH Reality Check January 11, 2016, 6:16 pm Reproductive justice organizations on Monday joined immigrant rights groups in calling on President Obama to stop the nationwide raids on Central American families. Beginning January 2 as part of a new Department of Homeland Security (DHS) […]

Jan 08, 2016

Organizations in Atlanta Carry Message of Compassion for Central American Refugees to the Steps of the GA State Capitol Building

WE BELONG TOGETHER PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 8, 2015   Media Contact: Marzena Zukowska, Earned Media Strategist e: marzena@domesticworkers.org c: 708.990.0389   Immigrant Rights Groups Organize Walk to Ask President Obama to Stop the Raids on Asylum Seekers What: Atlanta solidarity walk asking President Obama to show compassion towards Central American asylum seekers and […]