Press Releases and Statements

  • July 22, 2016, “National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum applauds court decision to vacate Purvi Patel’s feticide conviction”
  • July 15, 2016, “全美亚太裔妇女论坛对刑事司法体系中的种族主义表示强烈谴责”
    • This is the Simplified Chinese (简体中文) version of National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum latest press statement condemning racism within the criminal justice system.
  • July 8, 2016, “National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum condemns racism within the criminal justice system”
  • June 23, 2016, “National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum demands justice for immigrant families”
  • June 12, 2016, “National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum decries Orlando hate crime, cautions against anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim responses”
  • April 14, 2016, “National Asian Pacific Women’s Forum testifies in Congress on so-called ‘race- and sex-selective abortion’ bans”
  • April 7, 2016, “National Asian Pacific Women’s Forum commends lawsuit to stop abortion ban”
  • March 24, 2016, “National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum denounces new, racist Indiana ban on so-called ‘sex-selective abortion'”
  • March 16, 2016, “National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum supports President Obama’s U.S. Supreme Court nomination”
  • March 15, 2016, “How the ‘model minority’ myth impacts how we see the wage gap for AAPI women”
  • March 14, 2016, “National Asian Pacific Women’s Forum condemns racist Indiana ban on so-called ‘sex-selective abortion”
  • February 14, 2016, “National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum released the following statement in response to the passing of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia”
  • February 5, 2016, “National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum condemns Washington Senate committee vote on racist, baseless abortion ban”
  • February 1, 2016, “National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum, women’s reproductive rights and health advocates oppose Washington’s proposed racist abortion ban”
  • January 19, 2016, “We Belong Together Applauds Supreme Court Decision to Take Up Appeal of Case Blocking Immigration Executive Actions”
  • January 13, 2016, “NAPAWF Responds to President Obama’s Final State of the Union Address”
  • January 8, 2016, “Organizations in Atlanta Carry Message of Compassion for Central American Refugees to the Steps of the GA State Capitol Building: Immigrant Rights Groups Organize Walk to Ask President Obama to Stop the Raids on Asylum Seekers”
  • December 15, 2015, “National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum denounces 9th Cir. Court of Appeals decision on race- and sex- selective abortion ban challenge”
  • December 9, 2015, “National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum argues before 9th Cir. Court of Appeals in lawsuit against Arizona race- and sex- selective abortion bans”
  • December 9, 2015, “National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum denounces anti-Muslim sentiments”
  • December 7, 2015, “National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum, Planned Parenthood of New York City, and Sakhi for South Asian Women applaud the New York City Council resolution denouncing sex-selective abortion bans”
  • December 4, 2015, “National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum applauds House passage of bill to remove ‘Oriental’ from federal law”
  • December 2, 2015, “National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum oppose attack on Planned Parenthood, women’s health”
  • November 29, 2015, “National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum stands with Planned Parenthood”
  • November 20, 2015, “National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum speaks out on one year anniversary of President Obama’s executive action on immigration”
  • November 19, 2015, “National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum denounces so-called “American SAFE Act,” H.R. 4038″
  • November 10, 2015, “National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum condemns 5th Cir. decision to block immigration relief”
  • October 22, 2015, “National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum hunger strikes as part of “The Fast to Keep Families Together”
  • October 5, 2015, “National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum statement in response to the death of civil rights pioneer Grace Lee Boggs”
  • September 14, 2015, “National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum joins historic women’s march for immigrant rights
  • August 26, 2015, “The National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum condemns attacks on immigrant mothers and their children”
  • July 24, 2015, “National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum applauds the introduction of The Equality Act to protect LGBT Americans from discrimination”
  • July 22, 2015,  “National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum stands with Planned Parenthood”
  • July 16, 2015, “Gov. Cuomo signs trailblazing nail salon legislation to protect rights and safety of workers, consumers”
  • July 8, 2015, “National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum applauds EACH Woman Act, new federal legislation to ensure abortion coverage for every woman”
  • June 26, 2015, “National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum applauds U.S. Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, the marriage equality case”
  • June 25, 2015,”National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum applauds Supreme Court decision in Affordable Care Act case, King v. Burwell”
  • June 19, 2015, “New York passes groundbreaking nail salon legislation to protect rights and safety of workers, consumers”
  • June 18, 2015, “National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum stands with Charleston”
  • June 2, 2015, “New Bill Discriminates Against Pregnant Immigrant Women”
  • May 25, 2015, Louisiana State Senate to vote on racially biased abortion ban
  • May 18, 2015, National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum applauds Governor Cuomo’s steps to strengthen nail salon worker protections
  • May 11, 2015, National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum denounces the exploitation, unfair labor practices and health risks faced by nail salon workers: NAPAWF says some of Governor Cuomo’s solution may “hurt the immigrant women workers they claim to want to help”
  • May 8, 2015, National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum denounces the exploitation, unfair labor practices and health risks faced by nail salon workers
  • May 7, 2015, Louisiana House committee passes racially biased sex-selective abortion ban
  • March 18, 2015, Oakland City Council denounces the use of racial stereotypes to undermine women’s health access
  • March 11, 2015, Asian American Women Reject Assault on Constitutional Citizenship: National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum Condemns Amendment to Trafficking Legislation
  • March 3, 2015, National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum report reveals groundbreaking data on immigration, injustice and Asian American women
  • February 17, 2015, NAPAWF Responds to TX Judge’s Anti-Immigrant Ruling
  • January 21, 2015, NAPAWF Responds to President Obama’s State o the Union Address
  • November 25, 2014, National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum stands with Michael Brown’s family and the community of Ferguson
  • September 9, 2014, Board President David Chiu to announce resolution prohibiting abortion bans that promote racial stereotypes about Asian Americans and restrict women’s access to health care — The National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum will endorse the resolution to oppose the “wolf in sheep’s’ clothing” abortion ban.
  • September 8, 2014, NAPAWF denounces Obama’s decision to delay administrative relief for immigrants
  • September 3, 2014, President Obama selects longtime NAPAWF member as EEOC Chair, Jenny Yang appointed as first Asian American EEOC Chair
  • June 30, 2014, NAPAWF disappointed in U.S. Supreme Court Hobby Lobby ruling
  • June 26, 2014, NAPAWF – Chicago Chapter Leader Sarah Macaraeg’s Statement at Local Town Hall Against Police Brutality
  • June 1, 2014, NAPAWF Celebrates LGBT Pride Month
  • April 16, 2014, Ninth Circuit Decision on Health Care Shows Congress Must Act
  • March 27,2014, SD Governor signs bill that discriminates against Asian women
  • October 4, 2013, Judge’s misguided decision on Arizona abortion law hurtful to Asian American Pacific Islander, African American women
  • June 11, 2013, NAPAWF Applauds Obama Administration’s Decision to Make Plan B One-StepTM Available Over the Counter for all Ages
  • May 29, 2013, NAPAWF Joins ACLU, NAACP to Challenge AZ Abortion Restriction
  • April 10, 2013, NAPAWF Applauds the President for Budget Progress, but Urges More
  • February 28, 2013, NCIWR Statement on the Passage of the Violence Against Women Act
  • January 30, 2013, NAPAWF Urges Immigration Policy Reform Efforts
  • January 23, 2013, Virginia’s Anti-Asian Abortion Ban Defeated
  • January 11, 2013 , The National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF) Applauds 
Governor Cuomo’s State of the State Address
  • January 10, 2013, API Women Call on Congress to Pass VAWA
  • November 30, 2012, NAPAWF Statement on the Fiscal Cliff
  • June 25, 2012: NCIWR Statement on US Supreme Court’s Decision on Arizona’s SB1070
  • May 31, 2012: NCIWR Statement on PRENDA House Vote
  • May 30, 2012: South Asian Women’s Organizations Oppose PRENDA
  • May 30, 2012: Asian & Pacific Islander Organizations Oppose PRENDA
  • February 16, 2012: NAPAWF Opposes Abortion Ban Targeting Asian American Women
  • January 10, 2012: NAPAWF Statement on Rules Change to Keep Families Together
  • December 6, 2011: Testimony of Miriam Yeung, NAPAWF Executive Director at Hearing on H.R. 3541
  • December 6, 2011: Testimony from the Reproductive Justice Community of H.R. 3541’s Subcommittee Hearing
  • August 9, 2011: NCAPA Statement to ICE Announcement on Secure Communities
  • May 6, 2011: NAPAWF Statement on House Vote on H.R. 3
  • March 3, 2011: NAPAWF Statement on Eliminating Title X Funding Vote
  • December 20, 2011: NAPAWF Statement in Opposition of H.R.3, also known as the Smith Bill
  • November 17, 2010: NAPAWF Statement in Support of CEDAW Ratification
  • November 16, 2010: WOCUHR Testimony before the IOM Committee on Preventive Services for Women
  • July 29, 2010: NAPAWF Statement in Support of AZ Law Injunction
  • April 28, 2010: NCIWR Statement in Opposition to Anti-Immigrant AZ Law
  • April 27, 2010: NAPAWF Statement in Opposition to Anti-Immigrant AZ Law
  • April 26, 2010: NAPAWF Statement in Support of Goodwin Liu Nomination
  • April 20, 2010: NAPAWF Statement on Equal Pay Day
  • March 23, 2010: NAPAWF Statement on the President Signing Health Reform Bill
  • March 21, 2010: NAPAWF Statement on House Health Reform Vote
  • March 17, 2010: NAPAWF Statement on APIs and the 2010 Census
  • December 9, 2009: NAPAWF Statement on Defeat of Nelson Amendment
  • November 24, 2009: NAPAWF Statement on Stupak Amendment
  • November 15, 2009: Kiran Ahuja Appointed to Lead the White House Initiative on Asian American and Pacific Islanders
  • November 13, 2009: Victory! CDC Removes Mandatory HPV Vaccination Requirement for Immigrant Women
  • March 27, 2009: NAPAWF Is Everywhere!
  • January 29, 2009: Obama Signs Ledbetter, Restores Anti-Wage Discrimination Protections
  • September 29, 2008: NCIWR Statement on HPV Vaccine Mandate for Immigrants
  • May 1, 2008: NAPAWF Supports “May Day” 2008
  • April 3, 2008: NAPAWF Supports South Asian Immigrant Workers
  • March 17, 2008: NAPAWF Releases National Action Agenda on Anti-Trafficking Activism
  • March 15, 2008: NAPAWF Denounces Ad Campaign for “Chinese Laundry” Fusion Restaurant
  • March 7, 2008: Celebrating International Women’s Day!
  • November 2, 2007: NCIWR Statement on the Failed DREAM Act

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