NCAPA Weekly Roundup | No Place for Hate

Weekly Roundup | No Place for Hate

Aug. 9 - 15, 2017



Advocates, including representatives from the National Korean American Service & Education Consortium (NAKASEC), march on Aug. 15 to defend DACA.(Photo: CASA) 

Today is the DACA Day of Action to commemorate the 5th anniversary of the implementation of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), a program that has helped hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants who came to this country as children go to work, school, and contribute to the economy. But now, the DACA program is under a looming threat from 10 state governments across the U.S. who want the program rescinded.
Beginning today through Sept. 5, advocates, including NCAPA’s immigration committee, will be fighting to preserve DACA. The National Korean American Service & Education Consortium (NAKASEC), an NCAPA member, and their partners will have a 22-day presence in front of the White House. Tonight, join them for a 5:30 p.m. prayer and vigil at Murrow Park (18th and H Streets, NW, DC). Learn more on how to join and take action.


In the aftermath of the white supremacist gathering in Charlotteville, many across the country condemned the terror and violence and mourned Heather Heyer’s death. Alarmingly, it took President Trump two days to condemn the white supremacists behind the attacks, saying that “racism is evil.” Acts of hate have no place in our country. These events show us we must continue working together for a more equitable and inclusive nation, and vigils planned across the country give us hope that positive changes can happen. For ideas on how to take action in your community and on a national level, scroll to the “Take Action” section, find an event near you and visit the Indivisible guide.


NCAPA and Members Condemn Terrorism and Hate by White Supremacists

We extend our thoughts and prayers to the lives lost, to those injured and to their loved ones, following the terrorism, hate and violence in Charlottesville. Many NCAPA members issued statements, including Asian Americans Advancing Justice, Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA), Japanese American Citizens League (JACL), National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA), National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF), National Federation of Filipino American Federations (NaFFAA), OCA - Asian Pacific American Advocates, Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF) and South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT).

NCAPA Immigration Committee Holds Webinar on Protecting DACA

NCAPA immigration committee’s recent webinar focused on the mobilizing the AAPI community around Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), the 2017 DREAM Act and how to protect immigrant rights during the current political environment. Watch and share the webinar here.

NCAPA Members Condemn Minnesota Mosque Attack

NCAPA members Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC and the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) issued statements condemning the attack as an act of terrorism and hate against a religious group. The bombing took place on the fifth anniversary of the Oak Creek Massacre.

OCA, APALA, and SEARAC Applaud Bipartisan Introduction of the Pretrial and Safety Act

U.S. Senators Kamala Harris (D-California) and Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) introduced the Bail Reform Bill, or the Pretrial and Safety Act, a bill that would help reform the criminal justice system through modifying the bail system, which disproportionately impacts low-income people of color. NCAPA member organizations OCA-Asian Pacific American Advocates, Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA) and Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC) supported the legislation.


Add Your Name: Asian Americans Against White Supremacy

Sign the pledge from Asian Americans Advancing Justice to stand up for democracy and reject white supremacy.

Tell Congress: America Needs Our Immigrants

Sign the Asian Americans Advancing Justice petition to tell your member of Congress to oppose the RAISE Act, which would separate families and cut in half the number of green cards available each year.

Speaking Your Truth to Power During August Recess

It’s important for legislators to hear from their constituents in order to understand the perspectives and priorities of the people that they represent in Congress, and accurately reflect those views in their votes. Take advantage of members of Congress who are home for August recess to let them hear from you on the issues you think are important! Find a town hall near you.

Download the Immigrant Know Your Rights Smartphone App

NCAPA member, the National Korean American Service & Education Consortium (NAKASEC), has designed and translated a smartphone app for immigrants and community members who are in crisis or have been approached by police or ICE. The multilingual app currently supports Korean, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, and English.  Click here to download this helpful app!

Track hate incidents and view their databases

South Asian Americans Leading Together | Asian Americans Advancing Justice | OCA National | Southern Poverty Law Center | Muslim Advocates

 ICYMI: AAPIs in the News

We Must Stand Up for Dreamers and #DefendDACA (Vanita Gupta, President and CEO of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights)

Trump’s Immigration Plan Would Have Kept Out My Father (William Gee Wong, New America Media)


NCAPA is hiring a new National Director! (Deadline: Sept. 7)

NAPAFASA Program Manager (Deadline: Aug. 25)

AAPCHO Hep B Fellow (Deadline: Aug. 31)

2017 AAPA Leadership Fellows Program (Deadline: Sept. 1)

Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC Manager of Digital Strategies (Deadline: Sept. 8)

NAKASEC: National Immigrant Rights Campaigns Coordinator,  VA Civic Engagement Coordinator

APIAHF: Digital Communications Specialist, Monitoring & Evaluation Director,
Experience Assistant

APAICS Communications Associate

APIASF: Communications Assistant, Gates Millennium Scholars Director, Gates Millennium Scholars Program Assistant  

NAPAWF: Chicago Organizer, NYC Senior Organizer, Georgia Senior Organizer

National CAPACD: Director of Development, Business Operations Coordinator

SEARAC Operations Manager

NAPCA (Seattle): Project Director – Senior Community Service Employment Program,  Accounts Payable Accountant

Become an APIAVote Volunteer

More Opportunities (including Hill positions)

NCAPA Events

Tuesday, Aug. 15 – Wednesday, Sept. 6: NCAPA member National Korean American Service & Education Consortium (NAKASEC) and their partners Korean Resource Center, Hana Center and the Franciscan Action Network are organizing a 22-day DREAM Action and Vigil in front of the White House.

Wednesday, Aug. 16 - Sunday, Aug 20: 2017 APALA Convention. Orange County, CA.

Thursday, Aug. 17, 7:00 p.m.: APALA Charlottesville Solidarity Walk and Vigil. Anaheim, CA.

Tuesday, Aug. 22 - Thursday, Aug. 24: 3rd Annual NHOA Business Summit Conference. Honolulu, HI.

Thursday, Aug. 24 - Tuesday, Aug. 29: Join AAPCHO at the NACHC Community Health Institute and Expo 2017. San Diego, CA.

Monday, Sept. 11 - Wednesday, Sept. 13:  2017 Building CAPACD Convention. D.C.

Friday, Sept. 29 - Saturday, Sept. 30: APIASF Summit: Elevate. D.C.

Wednesday, Sept. 27 - Friday, Sept. 29: APIAHF VOICES Convention - UNITE. FOCUS. ACT. D.C.

Thursday, Nov. 2 - Sunday, Nov. 5  2017 NAPABA Convention  (Early bird deadline: Aug. 25)


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