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Wishing Health & Prosperity with Health Care Coverage: NAPAWF Advocacy Day

The New Year is a time for family, as an Asian American I am lucky enough to have two new years to celebrate. This year I celebrated Lunar New Year with over 50 sisters from across the country at the White House. My sisters and I are a part of National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF). NAPAWF is the only multi-issue AAPI women's organization intent on building the grassroots movement to advance social justice and human rights for API women and girls. 


Share Your Health Care Story! How Has Health Reform Benefited You or Your Family?

Share Your Health Care Story! How Has Health Reform Benefited You or Your Family?

 

We would like to highlight the experiences of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders across the country who have benefited from the Affordable Care Act through stories and photos. How has this law helped you or your family?

Examples can include:


Neugebauer (TX-19) ID'd as 'Baby Killer' Shouter

From the following article at Huffington Post:

"In the heat and emotion of the debate, I exclaimed the phrase 'it's a baby killer' in reference to the agreement reached by the Democratic leadership," Neugebauer said. "I deeply regret that my actions were mistakenly interpreted as a direct reference to Congressman Stupak himself."


Is Obama's health care summit a brilliant chess move?

Until the Red Sox finally won a World Series in 2004, growing up a Red Sox fan was an exercise in eternal optimism and disappointment. Every year I thought "THIS time it will be different", but just when the Red Sox seemed poised to take it home, they would snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.


Don't Panic Be Heard, Let Congress Know We Want Health Care Reform

I spoke today with an aide for Rep. Mike Quiqley (IL). He stated that Congress is still hoping to hear what comes out of committee before making a final decision about health care reform. I did ask about the recent loss in Massachusetts and how that might effect the process, he stated that they were not concerned about it and it didn't effect how Quiqley or Congress would conduct business.


The "I-word" in Health Care Reform

Whenever the word immigrant is mentioned during health care reform it stirs up heated emotions.  On the extremely conservative end, it immediately ignites a controversial topic that undocumented immigrants do not belong in this country and should be deported.  At the other end of the spectrum, liberals argue that immigrants are the backbone to our country and that their work ethic helps drive the U.S economy. 


White House Web Chat with Valerie Jarrett on Health Care Reform


AAA-Fund Health Care Blogathon Winners Announced

Cross-posted from AAA-Fund:

The votes are now in, and we are proud to announce AAA-Fund’s 2009 Blogathon winners!

Before going further, we congratulate all of our finalists for their insight and eloquence:  Cameron Feng, Jenny Jiang, Rose Wei, Micah Weinberg.


John Cho to Judge OFA Health Reform Video Challenge

Last month, Organizing for America launched the Health Reform Video Challenge - a contest to make the best thirty second ad for heatlh care reform.  The deadline for submission is October 18, less than two weeks away, and the winning ad will be aired nationally.  Anyone can participate - just go to http://my.barackobama.com/VideoChallenge for details and how to enter.