Archive for March, 2017

Mar 30, 2017

Conservative lawmakers and Mike Pence force their anti-abortion agenda and repeal Title X rule — jeopardizing reproductive health for AAPI people

For Immediate Release March 30, 2017 Contact: Amy Lebowitz, Camino PR 212.255.2575 / amy@caminopr.com NEW YORK — On Thursday, March 30, the Senate voted (51-50) on House Joint Resolution 43 to repeal a federal rule preventing states from discriminating against reproductive health care providers such as Planned Parenthood when distributing Title X funding. The Title X […]

Mar 30, 2017

Fierce Advocate Spring 2017

IN THIS ISSUE: Letter from the Interim Executive Director Not Your Model Minority, Women’s March on Washington NAPAWF on the Hill Fighting Invisibility, Closing the Wage Gap International Women’s Day #TrumpGlobalGag Sex as Resistance, AAPI (Un)Happy Hour Asian American Feminism in the Trump Era Welcome New Staff! Stay Tuned: Power Up! Letter from the Interim […]

Mar 29, 2017

National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum Denounces Arkansas’ Decision to Pass Racist “Sex-Selective” Abortion Ban

For Immediate Release March 29, 2017 Contact: Amy Lebowitz, Camino PR 212.255.2575 / amy@caminopr.com NEW YORK — Today, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed into law House Enrolled Act 733, a sex-selective abortion ban. This is the first state sex-selective ban to pass in 2017. The law uses the language of non-discrimination to target and limit […]

Mar 29, 2017

8 Especially Devastating Bills Introduced Under Trump That You Should Know About

Read original article on Bustle. March 15, 2017 By Mehreen Kasana Much of the day-to-day focus on Donald Trump revolves around his contentious personality, uncensored and often poorly-spelled tweets, and controversial soundbites from various interviews with the press. Once that coverage is aired for public consumption, the internet takes on the responsibility of turning those […]

Mar 28, 2017

National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum observes ‘Equal Pay Day,’ demands representation of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

For Immediate Release March 28, 2017 Contact: Amy Lebowitz, Camino PR 212.255.2575 / amy@caminopr.com NEW YORK — Next week, the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF) will stand in solidarity with other gender and economic equity organizations across the country to observe Equal Pay Day. Women on average earn only 80 cents to every […]

Mar 24, 2017

National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum applauds fierce congressional allies fighting against Affordable Care Act (ACA) repeal

For Immediate Release March 24, 2017 Contact: Amy Lebowitz, Camino PR 212.255.2575 / amy@caminopr.com NEW YORK — On Friday, March 24, House Republican leaders pulled out the American Health Care Act (AHCA) right before its scheduled vote. The bill, now considered a “humiliating defeat” by The New York Times, faced rising political and public opposition following […]

Mar 24, 2017

Trump’s effort fails, GOP pulls bill to repeal ACA

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 House Republicans pull Affordable Care Act Repeal Bill before House vote admist […]

Mar 22, 2017

National Asian Pacific American Women’s Condemns Arkansas sex-selective abortion ban, resists misinformation about AAPI families

For Immediate Release March 22, 2017 Contact: Amy Lebowitz, Camino PR 212.255.2575 / amy@caminopr.com NEW YORK — Today, the Arkansas legislature voted to pass HB 1434, the first sex-selective abortion ban of 2017. It will likely go to Gov. Asa Hutchinson by the end of the month, where he can either veto the bill or […]

Mar 20, 2017

Increased spending on “the wall,” “Muslim Ban 2.0” deemed unconstitutional

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 White House releases budget proposal with major cuts to social & human […]

Mar 17, 2017

Reproductive Justice Advocates Urge Senate Judiciary Panel to Block Confirmation of U.S. Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch

For Immediate Release March 14, 2017 Contact: Wilmarie Rios Jamie, NLIRH 202.754.8811 / wilmarie@latinainstitute.org Washington, D.C. — Today, the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH),  In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda and National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF), along with 43 reproductive justice organizations, sent a letter to the […]