NCAPA Weekly Roundup | Sept. 12 - 20, 2016

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NCAPA and National CAPACD applaud new HUD guidelines to protect LEP individuals: Last week, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued guidance that reaffirms the rights of Limited English Proficient individuals under the Fair Housing Act. NCAPA and its member National CAPACD welcomed this guidance, saying that regardless of one’s language, everyone has the right to rent or own a home.

NCAPA staff reflects on Citizenship Day: On Citizenship Day, NCAPA staff shared their personal experiences about what it means to be a citizen. NCAPA members Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC spent the day assisting those interested in naturalizing, and the National Korean American Education and Service Consortium (NAKASEC) registered voters.

NAPAWF marks anniversary of 100 Women 100 Miles: Last Friday, National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF), with We Belong Together, walked from the Supreme Court to the White House to support immigrant communities and to mark one year since their walk from a detention center in Pennsylvania to D.C.

AFL-CIO constituency groups stand with Native Americans and allies: Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA) joined AFL-CIO constituency groups to stand against the Dakota Access Pipeline.

NCAPA National Director welcomed to Joint Center board: Chris Kang joined the board for The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, a nonprofit that researches public policy issues of concern to people and communities of color.

NCAPA in the News

NBC Asian America’s Chris Fuchs wrote about HUD’s housing discrimination guidance and featured NCAPA and National CAPACD’s response.

NCAPA National Director Christopher Kang was interviewed by the Guardian’s Joanna Walters about judicial diversity following the President’s nomination of Abid Qureshi, a Muslim and Pakistani American, to become a federal judge.

In KRCU, APIAVote’s Alton Wang talked to Marissane Lewis-Thompson about how the Asian American vote could impact this Presidential election.

Epoch Times’ Denisse Moreno highlighted AAJC data and quoted AAJC’s Terry Ao Minnis in an article about the Asian American electorate.

Take Action!

Volunteer for the Asian American Exit Poll and Poll and Polling Monitoring Project. Sign up here with AALDEF.

#Fix96 and stop deportations. Immigration laws from 1996 have made is difficult to halt deportations for many immigrants and refugees. Join SEARAC’s social media campaign.

Register to vote and encourage others to register at

Sign up here to become a partner (with APALA) for National Voter Registration Day on Sept. 27.

 In Case You Missed It

Alan Yang and Aziz Ansari won an Emmy Sunday night for the “Parents” episode of the Netflix show “Master of None.” NBC Asian America’s Traci G. Lee highlighted the acceptance speech, where Yang was optimistic about the future of Asian American diversity in Hollywood.

Muslim Advocates issued a statement about attacks in recent days in Minnesota, New Jersey and New York, emphasizing that we must not let hateful rhetoric divide us and instead ensure the safety of all Americans.

Judge Jacqueline H. Nguyen, who serves on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, wrote about her immigrant background and how meaningful it is to her to be a judge presiding over naturalization ceremonies for new citizens.

Judge Denny Chin, who serves on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, reflected on his grandfather’s experience becoming a U.S. citizen and why our American principles of justice and equality make our nation great.


Monday, Sept. 19 - Wednesday, Sept. 21: National CAPACD Conference in St. Paul. Follow along with #CAPACD2016

Wednesday, Sept. 21 @ 11:00 a.m.: NAKASEC & VACOLAO press conference to announce voter engagement activities. With Virginia State Delegate Mark Keam. NAKASEC office, 7006 Evergreen Court, Suite 200, Annandale, VA.

Wednesday, Sept. 21 @ 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET: AAPCHO & Hepatitis B Foundation Webinar - Hepatitis B Storytelling Project. Please RSVP with your name and email address to Catherine Freeland at [email protected].

Wednesday, Sept. 21 & Thursday, Sept. 22 @ 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.: Asian American LEAD Open Houses for Youth: Wednesday at Mount Pleasant Library | Thursday at Northwest One Library

Monday, Sept. 26 @ 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.: APAICS 6th Annual Golf Classic. Potomac Shores, VA.

Tuesday, Sept. 27 @ 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.: Listening Session on AAPI Aging. New York.

Wednesday, Sept. 28 @ 4:00 - 6:30 p.m.: Breathin’: The Eddy Zheng Story Film Screening & Panel. Rayburn House Office Building. 

Thursday, Sept. 29 @ 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.: Listening Session on AAPI Aging. Boston.

Thursday, Sept. 29 @ 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.: SEARAC Leadership, Empowerment and Advocacy Fellowship (LEAF) Fall Social. SEARAC Office.

Monday, Oct. 10 - Wednesday, Oct. 12: 15th Annual Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement Convention in Honolulu

Thursday, Nov. 3 - Saturday, Nov. 6: NAPABA Convention in San Diego

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