NCAPA Weekly Roundup | July 11 - 18, 2016

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News and Updates

NCAPA condemns police violence against minority communities: On Friday, NCAPA released a statement in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, mourning the recent deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, as well as that of the other African Americans who disproportionately face police brutality. Read our complete statement here.

NCAPA and member organization NAPABA applaud hearing for two AAPI judges: On Wednesday, July 13, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing discussing the nomination of Asian American judges Lucy Koh and Florence Pan to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals and the District Court of the District of Columbia, respectively. NCAPA urges the prompt hearing for Supreme Court and other pending AAPI nominees. Read NAPABA’s statement.

NCAPA celebrates Senate passage of Congressional Gold Medal for Filipino World War II veterans: This week, the Senate approved legislation awarding Filipino World War II veterans the Congressional Gold Medal, finally recognizing their service to this country, and condemning the Rescission Act of 1946, which led to the denial of these veterans’ rightfully deserved benefits. Read our statement and NaFFAA’s statement.   

NCAPA and member organization APIAHF (Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum) send President letter on health care access and DACA: On Monday, July 11, APIAHF, along with 360 other organizations, released a letter addressed to the President calling on improving access to affordable health care for participants in the DACA program. Read the letter here.

NCAPA in the News

APIAVote’s Christine Chen was quoted in a Washington Post article about why Asian Americans have the lowest voter registration rate.

Take Action!

New: Sign on here to become a partner with the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA) for National Voter Registration Day on September 27.


  • Register to vote and encourage others to register at

  • Sign on to Support APIs4BlackLives – MN State of Solidarity:

  • Urge North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory to veto a House Bill that would give police more power to further withhold footage of officers here.

  • Get involved with the Letters for Black Lives Project in discussing anti blackness within the AAPI community here.

In Case You Missed It

NBC Asian America’s Minh Nguyen writes about how Asian American TV stars Aziz Ansari and Michelle Ang have been nominated for the 2016 Emmy Awards.

CNN contributor Jeff Yang writes on the divides between Asian Americans on Black Lives Matter and how the “Letter for Black Lives” helped change his mother’s opinion.

NBC Asian America’s Minh Nguyen also highlighted the more than 30 Asian Americans who will be in the Olympics.


JACL Kakehashi Project application period open:  The Kakehashi Project allows youth to travel to Japan with all expenses paid for about 8 days. The project allows youth to establish cross-cultural relationships with those in Japan. There are three trips to Japan yearly during the fall, winter and spring. The application for the winter and spring trips is due Oct. 1, 2016. You can learn more about the Kakehashi Project here.

USCIS Filipino World War II Veterans Program applications open: Translations about the parole program are now available in Tagalog. Go to to learn more.

Candidates needed for Appointments Project: The White House Presidential Personnel Office is continuing to develop slates for principal, assistant to principal, and functional positions. NCAPA and APAICS work with PPO in diversity outreach and are seeking individuals who are interested in agency appointment positions for various levels, roles and background experience. Please help us to identify ideal candidates for appointment who are AAPI. Once candidates complete the online application at, they should fill out this form, which will go to NCAPA and APAICS:



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