Archive for January, 2017

Jan 31, 2017

National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum applauds reintroduction of the EACH Woman Act and abortion access for AAPI communities

For Immediate Release January 31, 2017 Contact: Amy Lebowitz, Camino PR 212.255.2575 / amy@caminopr.com NEW YORK — Today, U.S. Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) and Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) reintroduced the Equal Access to Abortion Coverage in Health Insurance (EACH) Woman Act alongside Pro-Choice Caucus Chairs Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Louise Slaughter (D-NY) and other members […]

Jan 30, 2017

National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum condemns executive orders and stands with immigrant families, communities

For Immediate Release January 26, 2017 Contact: Amy Lebowitz, Camino PR 212.255.2575 / amy@caminopr.com NEW YORK — The National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF) strongly denounces the Trump administration’s divisive anti-immigrant orders announced this week. Outlined in the executive orders are plans to increase deportation and detention of immigrants, defund sanctuary cities, reinstate the […]

Jan 30, 2017

‘Proud to Be Trump’s Worst Nightmare’, Says Protestor at Women’s March

Read original post on India West. January 25, 2017 By Sunita Sohrabji SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – More than three million people marched at 600 events across the nation Jan. 21, the day after President Donald Trump was sworn into office, in one of the largest protests in U.S. history. Indian American Seattle city councilwoman Kshama […]

Jan 30, 2017

National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum Statement Opposing H.R. 7 and the Codification of the Hyde Amendment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 25, 2017 Contact: Amy Lebowitz, Camino PR 212.255.2575 / amy@caminopr.com WASHINGTON — The National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF) is disappointed by the U.S. House of Representatives vote on Tuesday to pass H.R. 7, the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act.” In an attempt to make permanent the Hyde Amendment, […]

Jan 25, 2017

Trump Wants To Cut Funding For Programs Protecting Women From Violence

Read original article on Refinery29. By Sarah Jacoby January 23, 2017 As part of the new administration’s planned budget overhaul, the Trump team plans to cut funding for some crucial government-funded programs, reports The Hill. Among those that may be slashed is the relatively small — yet essential — group of 25 grant programs set […]

Jan 23, 2017

At Women’s March, Asian-American Demonstrators Work to Channel Anger into Action

Read original article on NBC News. By Emily Tan January 23, 2017 10:50 AM EST An estimated 3 million people expressed their disapproval of Donald Trump and his administration on Jan. 21, taking to the streets of cities all over the world. For Ann Tran, a student at Bryn Mawr College and one of an […]

Jan 23, 2017

Trump administration calls to eliminate Violence Against Women Grants

For Immediate Release  January 23, 2017 Contact: Amy Lebowitz, Camino PR 212.255.2575 / amy@caminopr.com NEW YORK — As part of the Trump administration’s plans to shrink government spending, a blueprint for budget cuts would eliminate Department of Justice funding for Violence Against Women Grants. Sung Yeon Choimorrow, interim executive director of National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum […]

Jan 23, 2017

From the Women’s March on Washington: Guiding Vision and Definition of Principles

Read original blog post on San Diego Free Press. January 17, 2017 By San Diego Free Press OVERVIEW & PURPOSE The Women’s March on Washington is a women-led movement bringing together people of all genders, ages, races, cultures, political affiliations and backgrounds in our nation’s capital on January 21, 2017, to affirm our shared humanity […]

Jan 18, 2017

Building the AAPI women’s movement for justice

Read original article on The Huffington Post. By Sung Yeon Choimorrow Interim Executive Director at National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum When people from across the country gather in D.C. this week for the Women’s March on Washington, Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) women will be there in full force, marching to demonstrate our […]

Jan 12, 2017

National Asian Pacific Women’s Forum to march for women’s rights, social justice at Women’s March on Washington

For Immediate Release January 12, 2017 Contact: Amy Lebowitz, Camino PR 212.255.2575 / amy@caminopr.com AAPI activists will gather in D.C. from across U.S. NEW YORK — Next week, National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF) will convene a contingent of Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) women and girls from across the country to join the […]