Archive for March, 2016

Mar 29, 2016

What They’re Saying – AAPI Community

Read original post on the White House blog. By Alissa Ko March 28, 2016 9:10AM Summary: Here’s why so many members of the AAPI community, like the majority of Americans, support the President’s nomination of Chief Judge Garland to the Supreme Court. National Council Of Asian Pacific Americans National Director Christopher Kang:  “Chief Judge Garland’s […]

Mar 25, 2016

Insulting New Abortion Law Forces Women to Pay for Fetus Funerals

Read original at Broadly. by Callie Beusman On Thursday, Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed one of the most extreme anti-abortion bills in the country into law. In addition to some of the typical restrictions now favored in large swaths of the South and Midwest—medically unnecessary requirements that force clinics to shut down, for example—the bill, […]

Mar 25, 2016

69 Leading Civil Rights, Advocacy, And Faith Organizations Call Out Hateful Rhetoric In Wake Of Belgium, Turkey Tragedies

Read Original at Media Matters. Media Matters joins 68 civil rights, advocacy and faith organizations to denounce anti-Muslim and anti-refugee hate from public figures in the wake of terrorist attacks in Belgium and Turkey. In the aftermath of the Brussels attack, right-wing media figures exploited the tragedy to promulgate anti-Muslim and anti-refugee sentiment. Conservative media scapegoated the entire Muslim community by […]

Mar 25, 2016

Reaction to Indiana’s new abortion restrictions

Read original article on the Indy Star. by Dwight Adams 7:54 a.m. EDT March 25, 2016 An expansive and controversial bill on its way to Gov. Mike Pence’s desk seeks to set more restrictions on abortion in the state — already one of the most restrictive in the nation. Wochit Gov. Mike Pence signed into […]

Mar 24, 2016

National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum denounces new, racist Indiana ban on so-called ‘sex-selective abortion’

For Immediate Release March 24, 2016 Contact: Lauren Gray I Camino PR (212) 255-2575 / lauren@caminopr.com Gov. Pence signs problematic bill into law NEW YORK — Today, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence signed into law House Enrolled Act 1337, which contains a ban on so-called “sex-selective” abortions among other harmful provisions. National Asian Pacific American Women’s […]

Mar 24, 2016

Nearly 70 Leading Civil Rights, Advocacy, and Faith Organizations Call Out Hateful Rhetoric In Wake of Belgium and Turkey Tragedies

Read original at Muslim Advocates. Muslim Advocates and Media Matters for America led a diverse coalition of civil rights, advocacy, and faith groups to stand in solidarity with Belgium and Turkey after the tragic attacks of this week. In an open letter, calling for unity, the groups condemn the divisive rhetoric by public figures who have quickly targeted all Muslims simply because […]

Mar 24, 2016

On AAPI representation, understanding the wealth gap, and how the model minority hurts us

Read original article on Medium. Johanna Hester March 22, 2016 A response to The Center for American Progress’s article “Race and Beyond: Confronting the Racial Pay Gap.” As the conversations around racial and economic justice heightens, a focus on the impact of gender on existing wealth gaps should also be closely examined. However, when conversations […]

Mar 24, 2016

Indiana’s Anti-Abortion Bill: A Blueprint for Attacks on Rights Nationwide

Read original article on truth-out.org. Wednesday, 23 March 2016 By Katie Klabusich, Truthout Indiana residents are calling on their governor to veto a sweeping anti-abortion bill passed earlier this month by the state legislature. Led by the group Indy Feminists, dozens of Indianans delivered a petition addressed to Gov. Mike Pence with over 2,700 signatures […]

Mar 22, 2016

SCOTUS Ruling on Texas Abortion Case Means Impact on Asian-American Women

Read original article on NBC News. MAR 22 2016, 8:44 AM ET by JANINE WOLF Over 266,000 Asian-American and Pacific Islander women of childbearing age in Texas could have their access to abortion affected by a Supreme Court ruling expected in June. Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt — the first abortion case the Supreme Court […]

Mar 17, 2016

NAPAWF is turning 20!

Come celebrate 20 years of fierceness, fighting, and raising the voices of AAPI women and girls. When: April 28, 2016 from 6-9pm Where: AFL-CIO, Gompers Room 815 16th St. NW, Washington DC 20005 Heavy hors d’oeuvres and Open Bar More information here.