Published: December 20, 2017
Contact: Loretta Kane, Camino PR (917-410-7242 or

WASHINGTON — Yesterday, Congress passed tax reform legislation that includes massive tax cuts for the rich, dramatic corporate tax cuts and a repeal of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA’s) individual mandate. National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF) Executive Director Sung Yeon Choimorrow issued the following statement in response:
“We strongly condemn the passage of this harmful tax bill, which grants tax cuts to billionaires and corporations at the cost of hardworking families who are already struggling to make ends meet.

“It is cruel that in a bill intended for tax reform purposes, Republicans added yet another mechanism to dismantle the ACA and keep affordable healthcare out of reach for marginalized Americans. In addition to 13 million Americans losing health insurance, repealing the individual mandate will destabilize the health insurance marketplace and drive premiums up for individuals who face the highest need for affordable healthcare — in most instances, women of color.
“Reproductive justice cannot be achieved when systemic economic burdens are imposed on women and their families, undermining reproductive choice and the ability to raise a family in safe and stable environments. NAPAWF stands firmly against these attacks on healthcare and economic justice and will continue to fight on behalf of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) women, girls and gender nonconforming folks against these threats.”


The National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF) is the only multi-issue, progressive, community organizing and policy advocacy organization for Asian American and Pacific Islander women and girls in the U.S. NAPAWF’s mission is to build a movement to advance social justice and human rights for Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) women and girls.