Statewide Ethnic Studies Bill Passes!

On Monday, June 19th, the Oregon State Senate voted to pass HB 2845, which would establish statewide Ethnic Studies Standards for Oregon K – 12 Schools. We could not be happier or more proud: this bill is the result of years of membership engagement, especially by our youth members. ALLY (Asian Leaders for the Liberation of Youth), […]

By |2017-06-21T00:14:13+00:00June 20th, 2017|Capitol, Featured, News & Events|

My Reproductive Health Equity Story

by Lena Wood
APANO Member

My name is Lena Wood and I work as a certified nurse-midwife in NE Portland, Oregon. I am a Korean-American adoptee and the mother of an 18-month old who was conceived unintentionally despite using birth control during my midwifery training. I have a background in elementary education and have volunteered as a […]

By |2017-04-15T04:35:50+00:00April 17th, 2017|Capitol, Featured, Health Equity, News & Events, Policy|

Thank You Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley

On Tuesday evening, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren tried to read a letter from the late Coretta Scott King about Attorney General Nominee Jeff Sessions but was prevented from doing so by Senate Major Leader Mitch McConnell.

In the letter, King writes, “Mr. Sessions has used the awesome powers of […]

By |2017-02-09T00:38:27+00:00February 9th, 2017|Capitol, Featured, News & Events|

In These Troubling Times, Minoru Yasui Inspires

Minoru Yasui, the pioneering Japanese American lawyer, received a special mention by Oregon governor Kate Brown in her inaugural address on Monday, January 9th.

Speaking to members of Oregon’s state legislature, Governor Brown said:

“Born in Hood River a little […]

By |2017-01-12T22:40:20+00:00January 12th, 2017|Capitol, Featured, News & Events|

2017 APANO Advocacy Trainings

Join APANO as we prepare for our 2017 Day of Action in the capitol! On Monday, February 20, APANO will bring together Asian and Pacific Islanders from across Oregon to meet in Salem and talk with their elected officials about the issues that impact them. To […]
By |2017-01-26T21:52:16+00:00January 6th, 2017|Capitol, Featured, Legislative Advocacy, News & Events, Training|
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