Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM)
The Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM) is led by its member organizations and brings leaders together across lines of race, issues and geography to multiply power. FIRM is dedicated to organizing and building grassroots power and leadership. NAKASEC serves on FIRM’s Executive Committee.
National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA)
Founded in 1996, NCAPA is a coalition of 34 national Asian Pacific American organizations around the country. Based in Washington D.C., NCAPA serves to represent the interests of the greater Asian American (AA) and Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander (NHPI) communities and to provide a national voice for AA and NHPI issues. NAKASEC is a member of the NCAPAExecutive Committee and Immigration Sub-committee.
Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Immigrant Rights Organizing Table
Following Trump’s rescinding of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in September 2017, NAKASEC co-convened the AAPI Table to share information, receive policy updates, and collaborate on community education, organizing, and collective mobilization. The AAPI Table currently consists of 23 local and national AAPI organizations.
Value Our Families Coalition
On June 14, 2018, NAKASEC, Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAAJ) and Church World Service (CWS) launched the Value Our Families (VOF) Coalition. Now with a 12-member Steering Committee, VOF’s mission is to preserve, protect, and strengthen the family-based immigration system.
NAKASEC is a member of the #DefundHate Campaign which calls on the federal government to divest our taxpayer dollars from immigration enforcement such as Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and invest in what communities really need, like education and health care.
NAKASEC is also the fiscal sponsor of the following organizations. Through this sponsorship, we are able to build deep partnerships with groups and communities with common values while also supporting their sustainability to do invaluable work.
Adoptees for Justice (AFJ)
NAKASEC co-convenes AFJ with Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Atlanta. Adoptees for Justice is an intercountry adoptee-led organization whose mission is to educate, empower, and organize transracial and transnational adoptee communities to achieve just and humane adoption, immigration, and restorative justice systems. They believe in a world where every person thrives in a safe and supportive environment in which communities of color, immigrants, and adoptees are liberated from all forces of injustice, with full citizenship for all. Their first project is to educate, organize and advocate for an Adoptee Citizenship Act that is inclusive of all adoptees. Learn more at www.adopteesforjustice.org.
Asian Pacific Family Club (APFC)
The Asian Pacific Family Club is comprised of people incarcerated at the Oregon State Penitentiary. They have been organizing since 2014 to start a “healing garden” within the prison grounds. After years of organizing and advocating for themselves, the members of the APFC were given the green light to start the project and began raising money for it. As of May 2019, APFC has started the groundwork towards their healing garden and are expected to complete it by December 2019. NAKASEC is proud to be a fiscal of the APFC and are excited to see their healing garden grow! Learn more about the project here.
Chicago Center for Leadership Transformation (CCLT)
NAKASEC is privileged to act as the fiscal sponsor for Chicago Center for Leadership Transformation, a locally rooted, nationally and globally connected learning community for political education, grassroots organizing, language and strategic communications capacity building. Visit their website at www.wearecclt.org.