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Update: NCAPA Platform available online

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Click here for 2008 NCAPA Platform 

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APRIL 8, 2008

PRESS ADVISORY

Contact: Sookyung Oh, NAKASEC, 323-937-3703,  x. 206

Across the Country, APAs Come Together and Present Solutions for a Better America

WHAT:  Press conferences in Los Angeles, Chicago, & New York on April 10, 2008 to launch the “National Council of Asian Pacific Americans 2008 Platform.”

Speakers include:
Los Angeles – Kerry Doi, Co-Chair of the National CAPACD, President & CEO of Pacific Asian Consortium in Employment; Lisa Fu, Western Organizing Director, NAPAWF;  EunSook Lee, Executive Director, NAKASEC; Craig Ishii, Pacific Southwest Regional Director, JACL

Chicago – Japanese American Citizens League (JACL), Asian American Institute (AAI), Korean American Resource & Cultural Center (KRCC), National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF), National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA)

New York – Steve Choi, Program Director, YKASEC; Miriam Yeung, Executive Director, NAPAWF; Qudsia Raja, SAALT

WHY:  In order to enrich the policy and political discussions leading up to the Fall 2008 Elections, a nonpartisan coalition of 25 national organizations that represent Americans with heritage in Asia and the Pacific Islands will be launching the “NCAPA 2008 Platform.” NCAPA, or the National Coalition of Asian Pacific Americans, was founded in 1996 and is the premier coalition that brings together Asian Pacific American communities on common issues. The platform introduces specific problems and advocates policy solutions in key areas including civil rights, economic justice, education, healthcare reform, and immigration. With the platform, Asian Pacific Americans are calling on elected officials, candidates, other policy makers and newsmakers to address America’s fastest growing minority population.