Archive for May, 2017

May 26, 2017

Appeals Court will not reinstate Trump’s Muslim Ban 2.0

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! Policy Recap Appeals court refuses to reinstate Trump’s revised travel ban Congress introduces bill […]

May 25, 2017

National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum applauds introduction of Raise the Wage Act

For Immediate Release May 25, 2017 Contact: Amy Lebowitz, Camino PR 212.255.2575 / amy@caminopr.com NEW YORK — Today, we celebrate the introduction of the Raise the Wage Act by U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT) and Senator Patty Murray (D-WA). The Raise the Wage Act will increase the federal minimum wage to $15 by 2024 and […]

May 23, 2017

American Health Care Act (AHCA), proposed 2018 fiscal budget will be devastating for women of color, says National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum

For Immediate Release May 23, 2017 Contact: Amy Lebowitz, Camino PR 212.255.2575 / amy@caminopr.com NEW YORK — Today, U.S. Senators Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) spoke at a press conference highlighting the negative impact the Republican Affordable Care Act (ACA) repeal bill, the American Health Care Act (AHCA), would have on communities of […]

May 22, 2017

Asian teen retreat for leadership development, sexual health and violence prevention

Read original article on Asian American Press. May 20, 2017 By AA News St. Cloud, Minn. (May 10, 2017) — “I’m With You: Empowering Young Asian American Women to Stop Sexual Violence” teen retreat, a project funded through a U.S. Department of State grant and administered by World Learning Inc., will educate Asian American Pacific […]

May 19, 2017

AAPI Congress speaks out to resist Trump collision with Russia

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! Policy Recap AAPI members of Congress speak out, resist Trump collision with Russian officialsAsian […]

May 12, 2017

NO Muslim Ban & anti-immigration legislation backlash

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! Policy Recap Federal Judges in Virginia hear Trump administration’s argument to reinstate Muslim ban […]

May 10, 2017

Longtime organizer Sung Yeon Choimorrow selected to serve as next Executive Director of National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum

For Immediate Release May 10, 2017 Contact: Amy Lebowitz, Camino PR 212.255.2575 / amy@caminopr.com NEW YORK — This week, the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF) announced that the organization’s current Interim Executive Director, Sung Yeon Choimorrow, will assume the role Executive Director, effective immediately. NAPAWF, the country’s only national, multi-issue, progressive organization dedicated […]

May 05, 2017

Stay informed on attacks on our healthcare and communities

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! Policy Recap House Republicans voted against healthcare for 24 million people, including women of […]

May 05, 2017

National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum denounces Islamophobia and anti-Muslim policies, exposes hypocrisy in recent executive order

For Immediate Release May 5, 2017 Contact: Amy Lebowitz, Camino PR 212.255.2575 / amy@caminopr.com NEW YORK — Yesterday, President Trump signed an executive order that eases political activity restrictions for religious and other tax-exempt organizations, as well as permits religious employers to discriminate against their employees. National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF) Interim Executive […]

May 05, 2017

National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum disappointed in GOP for attempting to roll back health care access again

For Immediate Release May 5, 2017 Contact: Amy Lebowitz, Camino PR 212.255.2575 / amy@caminopr.com NEW YORK — On Thursday, the House of Representatives voted yet again on the American Health Care Act (AHCA), an attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act. The House of Representatives voted 217 – 213 to pass the reform bill. The […]