NCAPA Weekly Roundup | Nov. 6-13, 2015

This week's round up of NCAPA news and events.

News and Updates

NCAPA urges Supreme Court to review President’s executive immigration action: NCAPA and several member groups were disappointed with this week’s decision from the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit to block President Obama’s executive immigration action. The following NCAPA member organizations released responses: AAJC, NAKASEC,OCA, NAPABA, SAALT and APALA.

NCAPA requests federal funding for programs impacting AANHPI communities: NCAPA sent a letter to Congressional leaders highlighting top priorities as Congress works on appropriating federal funding on programs related to language access and diversity.

Supporting language access in the Affordable Care Act: NCAPA,  APIAHF and AAPCHO submitted comments this week to the Department of Health and Human Service’s Office for Civil Rights on the proposed rule to implement Section 1557 of the ACA regarding nondiscrimination. This would establish provisions to ensure language assistance services are provided to AANHPI communities

Mee Moua named among most powerful women in Washington: President & CEO of AAJC Mee Moua, a NCAPA board member, was named as one of the most powerful women in Washington in Washingtonian.

CNHA applauds FCC action to reduce phone rates for inmates: The Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement thanked FCC commissioners for taking the first steps in reducing phone fees and rates for inmates, so that they are able to reconnect with families and have access to other services important to rehabilitation.

Kathy Ko Chin writes on obesity epidemic: In The Hill, APIAHF’s Kathy Ko Chin wrote about treating obesity in AANHPI communities, low activity rates in our communities and how projects like the APIAHF-funded Project I-CAN focuses on physical activity for AANHPI children.



Letter to AG Lynch to investigate potential profiling of Asian American scientists: Sign ons due by 12pm MONDAY, Nov. 16.

NCAPIP: Tomorrow (Sat, Nov. 14) is World Diabetes Day.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.

 APPEAL: Promote the #GreatAsianAmericanSmokeouton Thurs, Nov. 19 to raise awareness about the smoking rate in AANHPI communities in coordination with the American Lung Association’s Great American Smokeout effort.

APIASF: “We Are Not The Same” or #NotTheSame celebrates the unique stories of AAPI students and challenges stereotypes. Become a partner and send your logo to [email protected].

WHIAAPI: #ActToChange addresses bullying in the AAPI community and provides tools to prevent this problem. NCAPA and more than 20 members supported the campaign. Take the pledge and participate in a live event in LA on Nov. 21.


Other Announcements

Appointments Project: Help NCAPA and APAICS 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


NCAPA Events


Friday, Nov. 13 @ 3:40 p.m. ET: NAPAWF’s Miriam Yeung to speak at White House for summit Advancing Equity for Women and Girls of Color. Tune in:


Saturday, Nov. 14: APIASF Jump Start College Tour in Dallas


Saturday, Nov. 14:APAICS Inaugural Young Leaders Summit in Salt Lake City


Saturday, Nov. 14: CAAM Muslim Youth Voices Panel & Shorts in Philadelphia


Tuesday, Nov. 17:NAPAWF Webinar: Patel v. Indiana and Reproductive Justice


Wednesday, Dec. 2: AAPIs Behind Bars Congressional Briefing


Wednesday, Dec. 2:APAICS Holiday Reception at National Association of Broadcasters in D.C.


Thursday, Dec. 3: APIAVote 50+ AAPI Electorate Briefing in D.C.


Thursday, Dec. 3:APIAVote Taste of Democracy Reception in D.C.


Sunday, Dec. 6: SAALT Dosas & Mimosas Brunch in Oakland


Other Community Events


Tuesday, Nov. 17 @ 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.: CAPAC Press Conference on the Wrongful Targeting of Chinese American Scientists as Chinese Spies at H-137 (Capitol). Please RSVP to [email protected]


Friday, Nov. 20: March for Immigrant Families and an End to Deportations. March from Arlington to White House (Press conference at 11:30 a.m.) Contact Emily Kessel for details.


Friday, Nov. 20: 3rd National Disability Forum


Saturday, Nov. 21:Act to Change Live Event in Los Angeles


Wednesday, Dec. 16: Center for LGBTQ Studies Kessler Award Lecture & Reception (Recipient Richard Fung) in New York


Opportunities for Students


APIASF: Scholarship Opportunities

JACL: Kakehashi Project (For March trip)


Job and Internship Openings


APIAHF (Oakland):

Finance & Administrative Systems Associate

Accounting Manager

Accounting Specialist


APIAVote: Internship Program in D.C.


NAPABA: McGuireWoods/NLF Undergraduate Internship Program in D.C. (Spring)



Economic Justice Program Coordinator in D.C.

Reproductive Justice Program Director in D.C.

Field Organizer in Atlanta


External job (including Hill) opportunities:

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