This week's round up of member news and events
NCAPA MEMBERS IN THE NEWS
White House releases Visa Modernization Task Force report: The White House report released Wednesday details the interagency effort to develop recommendations to streamline the legal immigration system. The Administration also announced that certain family members of Filipino veterans will be eligible to seek parole to take care of the aging veterans. Read the NCAPA statement. Members AAJC,NaFFAA, NAPABA and SAALT also issued statements commending the report and acknowledging more work needs to be done for comprehensive immigration reform.
#MakeProgress Summit: The Make Progress National Summit was held on July 16 with speakers in attendance including House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez and Vice President Joe Biden, as well as panels featuring top activists of progressive issues such as gun control, immigration, grassroots organizing, and others. The summit also featured various distinguished AAPI speakers, such as William Chiang from APALA.
NCAPIP report analyzes AAPI Affordable Care Act data: NCAPIP’s full report analyzes data on demographics, health insurance, education, language, nativity and employment to show the impact of the ACA on our communities. For instance, their policy brief highlights the lack of in-language resources available to LEP communities, particularly Asian Indian and Pakistani Americans. Download the policy brief.
NCAPA brown bag discusses South Asian civil rights: NCAPA held its second installment of the brown bag series on July 14 on Arab, Muslim, Middle Eastern and South Asian civil rights. Lakshmi Sridaran of SAALT and Navdeep Singh of SALDEF engaged the interns in attendance in discussions on the constitutionality of racial profiling practices, accountability measures and the importance of intersectional coalition building. RSVP for the next brown bag sessions.
Reflections on the Hirono-Heller amendment: NCAPA interns Angie Tran and Tiffany Chen had the opportunity to attend the Senate session to hear the deliberation and voting of the All Students Count Act. Read their reflections here.
- APALA: Education Scholarship Fundraiser
- APIASF: AANAPISI Scholarship Program
- CAAM: Memories to Light Campaign
- JACL: Mike M. Masaoka Congressional Fellowship, Daniel K. Inouye Fellowship, Norman Y. Mineta Fellowship
- NAKASEC: Summer Campaign Fellow in Annandale, Va./Washington, D.C.
- NAPABA: Policy & Programs Director in Washington, D.C., McGuireWoods/NLF Undergraduate Internship Program. Applications for Fall 2015 are due July 24. Applications for Spring 2016 are due Nov. 20.
- SEARAC: California Director in Sacramento
- Tuesday, July 21 @ 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.:NAPABA Intern Scavenger Hunt in D.C.
- Wednesday, July 22 @ 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.: NCAPA Brown Bag - "Dreams Deported" Book Launch at NEA
- Friday, July 24 @ 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.: APAICS Reception & ‘Delano Manongs’ Film Screening in D.C.
- Monday, July 27 @ 6:30 p.m.: APIAVote YouthVote Briefing in D.C.
- Monday, July 27: NAKASEC & partners Dream Riders Across America Launch in D.C.
- Tuesday, July 28 @ 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.:NAPAWF Briefing on AAPI Women & Immigration Reform in D.C.
- Tuesday, July 28 @ 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.: NCAPA Brown Bag - Historic Preservation with JACL at AAJC's conference room
- Tuesday, July 28 @ 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.: SALDEF/SikhLEAD Langar on the Hill in the Rayburn Foyer on Capitol Hill
- Thursday, July 30 @ 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.: SEARAC 40 & Forward Reception in Minneapolis
- Wednesday, Aug. 5:AAPA 2015 Annual Convention in Toronto
- Thursday, Aug. 6 - Sunday Aug. 9: 2015 National NQAPIA Conference: Thriving Together in Chicago
- Saturday, Aug. 8: Sixth Laotian National Conference Workshop in Providence, RI
- Thursday, Aug. 13 - Sunday, Aug. 16:APALA 13th Biennial Convention in San Diego
- Saturday, Sept. 26 - Sunday, Sept. 27: Center for APA Women National Leadership Summit and 20th Anniversary Reception in Redmond, Wash. NCAPA Partners use Discount Code - 2015NCAPA - for 10% discount.
- Tuesday, Sept. 22 - Thursday, Sept. 24: CNHA Native Hawaiian Convention in Honolulu
- Monday, Sept. 28 - Wednesday, Sept. 30: National CAPACD 15th Annual Convention in D.C.
OTHER COMMUNITY EVENTS
- Monday, July 20 @ 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.: Congressional Briefing on How Care Coordination Improves the Health of Seniors. Dr. Tran, NCAPIP, on panel. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Tuesday, July 21 @ 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.: Kaya Leadership Program - Developing a Plan for Personal Growth & Professional Development
- Thursday, July 23 @ 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.:Social Security at 80 - Public Policy Discussion at Capitol Visitor Center
- Thursday, July 23 @ 5:00 PM: AFL-CIO reception and discussion Kent Wong’s Dreams Deported
- Thursday, July 23 - Saturday, August 1: Asian American International Film Festival in NYC
- Friday, August 7 - Monday, August 10: NAAPIMHA’s 2nd Annual Friends DO Make a Difference Mental Health Summit. Applications due Sunday, July 19.