NCAPA Weekly Roundup | June 13 - 19, 2015

This week's roundup of NCAPA news and events.


  • Showing solidarity with Charleston community: NCAPA organizations expressed heartbreak and condolences to Charleston following the killing of nine people at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church on Wednesday. Read members' statements and posts on social media:
  • AAPI Lifeline Teleconference: On Wednesday, members from NCAPA, NAPABA, OCA, and AAJC participated in a teleconference detailing the benefits of Lifeline, a program that provides discounted phone services to qualified low-income consumers. AAJC President Mee Moua and Legislative Director to Rep. Doris Matsui, Kyle Victor, spoke in the teleconference, detailing the changes implemented to the program since 2012, as well as its effect on AAPI communities. Learn more about the Lifeline program here.
  • New York passed nail salon safety legislation: The New York State Assembly today passed legislation that will protect nail salon workers' and consumers' rights. N.Y. Gov. Cuomo is expected to sign the legislation into law. Read NAPAWF's statement.
  • NCAPA members celebrate the third anniversary of DACA: On June 15, OCA, AAJC and other members celebrated the third anniversary of President Obama’s Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Read statements released by OCA, AAJC,NAKASEC and SAALT commemorating the success of DACA in continuing to improve the lives of many Asian immigrants. 
  • AAJC kicks off summer webinar series: AAJC had their first webinar of the summer this week on immigration enforcement. If you missed it, you can view it here.
  • SAALT: Program Associate in Takoma Park, MD (Priority deadline: Tuesday, June 30)
  • Friday, June 19 @ 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.:  Deferred Action for the Filipino Community Forum in Oxon Hill, Md. (Flier attached)
  • Thursday, June 25: Voting Rights Rally in Roanoke, Va.

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