Archive for February, 2017

Feb 27, 2017

Trans rights, Medicaid update, Day of Remembrance

AP(Eye) on the Hill is our weekly highlight of significant federal updates, particularly those that impact AAPI communities regarding reproductive, immigration, and economic justice. Learn about NAPAWF’s and other national AAPI groups’ federal policy work while you’re out on the ground! Federal Recap Trump administration overturns transgender student protections issued under former President Obama Trump […]

Feb 17, 2017

AP(Eye) on the Hill – February 17, 2017

AP(Eye) on the Hill is our weekly highlight of significant federal updates, particularly those that impact AAPI communities regarding reproductive, immigration, and economic justice. Learn about NAPAWF’s and other national AAPI groups’ federal policy work while you’re out on the ground! Federal Recap Fears of immigration arrests and raids rise over the nation Andrew Puzder, […]

Feb 16, 2017

AAPI women applaud lawmakers’ support for immigrant families

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 16, 2017 Contact: Amy Lebowitz, Camino PR amy@caminopr.com / 212.255.2575 Today, Senators Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nevada), and Dick Durbin (D-Illinois) announced the introduction of new legislation to rescind President Trump’s Executive Order on Interior Enforcement, which directs the Department of Homeland Security to prioritize the deportation of a […]

Feb 16, 2017

National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum applauds 16 Asian American Pacific Islander advisors to President Trump who resigned

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 16, 2017 Contact: Amy Lebowitz, Camino PR amy@caminopr.com / 212.255.2575 NEW YORK —In a strong act of resistance, 16 members of the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian American and Pacific Islanders have submitted their resignation to the President. National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF) Interim Executive Director Sung Yeon Choimorrow issued the […]

Feb 13, 2017

National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum strongly opposes Senate confirmation of Tom Price for U.S. secretary of Health and Human Services

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 9, 2017 Contact: Amy Lebowitz, Camino PR amy@caminopr.com / 212.255.2575 NEW YORK —Today the U.S. Senate announced the confirmation of Rep. Tom Price as U.S. secretary of Health and Human Service (HHS). The confirmation of Rep. Price comes on the heels of a series of confirmations that reveal a consistent disregard […]

Feb 10, 2017

AP(Eye) on the Hill – February 10, 2017

AP(Eye) on the Hill is weekly! Here we highlight significant federal updates, particularly those that impact AAPI communities regarding reproductive, immigration, and economic justice. Learn about NAPAWF’s and other national AAPI groups’ federal policy work while you’re out on the ground! Federal Recap DeVos, Sessions, and Price confirmed by U.S. Senate despite contentious hearings Coretta […]

Feb 10, 2017

Event Series to Explore ‘Asian American Feminism in the Age of Trump’

Read original article on NBC News. February 9, 2017 By Frances Kai-Hwa Wang For Julie Ae Kim, a board member of the New York City chapter of the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF*NYC), the Donald Trump presidency has been an “assault on reproductive justice, LGBTQIA equality, and gender equity.” To best defend against that […]

Feb 09, 2017

National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum disheartened at Senate confirmation of Senator Jeff Sessions for U.S. attorney general

For Immediate Release February 9, 2017 Contact: Amy Lebowitz, Camino PR 212.255.2575 / amy@caminopr.com NEW YORK — Yesterday, after a series of contentious hearings, the U.S. Senate confirmed Sen. Jeff Sessions as attorney general. Despite his long and troubling record of violating civil rights over the past 40 years, the Senate voted 52-47 on his […]

Feb 03, 2017

AP(Eye) on the Hill – February 3, 2017

AP(Eye) on the Hill is going weekly! Here we highlight significant federal updates, particularly those that impact AAPI communities regarding reproductive, immigration, and economic justice. Learn about NAPAWF’s and other national AAPI groups’ federal policy work while you’re out on the ground!   Federal Recap Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act of 2017 returns to the House of […]

Feb 01, 2017

National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum denounces President Trump’s Supreme Court nomination as an affront to democratic principles

For Immediate Release February 1, 2017 Contact: Amy Lebowitz, Camino PR 212.255.2575 / amy@caminopr.com NEW YORK — Yesterday evening, President Trump announced Judge Neil Gorsuch as his U.S. Supreme Court nominee to fill the vacancy left by the late Justice Scalia in February 2016. President Obama announced his nominee, Judge Merrick Garland, back in March. […]