NCAPA Weekly Roundup | Jan. 4 - 11, 2016

Read on for the latest news, job opportunities and events from NCAPA!

News and Updates

Welcoming NCAPA’s new executive committee: Please welcome new NCAPA chair Quyên Dinh, the first Southeast Asian American to hold the position! We also welcome Kathy Ko Chin and Michelle Kauhane to the executive committee and thank Gregory Cendana, Mee Moua, and Miriam Yeung for continuing to serve. Read the full statement.

NCAPA supports veto to preserve affordable health care access: On Friday, President Obama vetoed H.R. 3762 which would have repealed critical provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Read our statement of supportfor the veto, and also read APIAHF’s statement on the ACA repeal.

NCAPA supports federal recognition of Native Hawaiians: In late December, NCAPA submitted a comment letter to the U.S. Department of the Interior supporting a proposed rule to recognize a pathway to a government-to-government relationship between Native Hawaiians and the U.S. In addition to CNHA, APIAHF and National CAPACD submitted comments. Read more.


SEARAC, NAKASEC, NQAPIA and SAALT denounce ICE raids: Many members within NCAPA’s immigration committee joined in condemning raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) that target Central American children and families who came to the United States to seek protection from life-threatening violence in their home countries.


APALA lauds President Obama's initiatives to address gun violence: APALA supports President Obama's announcement on executive actions to reduce gun violence to make our communities safer. Read more.


NCAPA stands against anti-Muslim hate, xenophobia and bigotry: NCAPA organizations have united together against anti-Muslim hate, and have released statements in solidarity. Read them all here, and if you haven’t already, please send your statements to us.


Take Action!

#StateofRace Twitter Town Hall: Join the conversation tomorrow, Tuesday, Jan. 12 at 3:00 p.m. with @NCAPAtweets, @apiahf, @adv_project and @Demos_Org to discuss the #StateofRace prior to the State of the Union address.

APIASF - “We Are Not The Same” or #NotTheSame celebrates the unique stories of AAPI students and challenges stereotypes.

NAKASEC - Adoptee Defense Fund: Sign a petition to support Korean adoptee Adam Crasper who now faces deportation.

NCAPA - Support as an individual or organization an independent investigation on potential profiling of Asian American scientists:

NCAPIP - Screen at 23 focuses on the importance of screening for diabetes in the Asian American community, as our communities are at risk for type 2 diabetes at the body mass index of 23.

Find Your Park - Share your National Park Story:

Other Announcements

Appointments Project: The White House Presidential Personnel Office (responsible for presidential appointments)  is continuing to develop slates for principal, assistant to principal and functional positions. NCAPA and APAICS continue to work with PPO in diversity outreach and are seeking individuals who are interested in an appointment positions for various levels, roles and background experience for agencies (e.g. speech writers, digital background, policy, etc.). Please help us to identify ideal appointment candidates who are AAPI. Once candidates complete the online application at, they should fill out this form, which will go to NCAPA and APAICS:

NAPABA Pro Bono General Counsel Program: This program provides AAPI organizations pro bono legal advice and counsel that they cannot afford. Get the application for organization and application for attorneys.


SABA North America: Request for Convention Programming Ideas


Job and Internship Openings


AAJC: Summer 2016 Law Clerks

APAICS: Summer 2015 Internship

APIAHF (Oakland):

Finance & Administrative Systems Associate

Accounting Manager

Accounting Specialist

APIAVote: Internship Program in D.C.

APIASF: Development Manager in D.C.

HND/HAP: Policy Director in St. Paul, MN


Economic Justice Program Coordinator in D.C.

Reproductive Justice Program Director in D.C.

Field Organizer in Atlanta

OCA : Summer Internship

SAALT: Community Partnerships Coordinator in Takoma Park, MD or New York, NY

SALDEF: SikhLEAD Congressional Internship Program (Deadline: Jan. 31)


Higher Education Policy Advocate in D.C.

Boys & Men of Color Coordinator in Sacramento


External job (including Hill) opportunities:


Scholarship/Training Opportunities


APIASF: Scholarship Opportunities (Deadlines coming up)

APIASF: Volunteer to be Scholarship Program Reader

JACL: Kakehashi Project (For March trip)

JACL: Teacher Training Workshops for Summer 2016

JACL/OCA Leadership Summit: JACL application available here

SEARAC: Leadership and Advocacy Training (LAT)

SEARAC: Leadership, Empowerment, and Advocacy Fellowship (LEAF)

NCAPA Events


Friday, Jan. 22 - Saturday, Jan. 23: APAICS Regional Leadership Academy - SoCal


Saturday, Feb. 26 - Tuesday, March 1: JACL/OCA Leadership Summit


Other Events


Wednesday, Feb. 10: D.C. Mayor’s Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs Lunar New Year Social


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