For Immediate Release
May 19, 2022
EMILYs List to Host AAPI Women Leading the Way in Partnership With NAPAWF, AAPN, and APALA to Celebrate AAPI Heritage Month
WASHINGTON, D.C. – EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, will host AAPI Women Leading the Way to celebrate AAPI Heritage Month, in partnership with the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF), the Asian American Power Network (AAPN), and the Asian Pacific Labor Alliance (APALA), AFL-CIO.
This virtual event will highlight the incredible work of our partners in supporting AAPI women’s rights and civic leadership and will discuss: voting rights, disinformation, reproductive rights, and targeted violence against the AAPI community.
The AAPI Women Leading the Way event will feature remarks from EMILYs List President Laphonza Butler, U.S. Rep. Grace Meng, and Philadelphia Councilmember Helen Gym. The event will also include a panel featuring Isra Pananon Weeks (National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum), Vivian Chang (Asian Pacific Labor Alliance), Nadia Belkin (Asian American Power Network), and Manufou Liaiga-Anoa`i.
WHAT: AAPI Women Leading the Way
WHO: Laphonza Butler, President of EMILYs List, will be joined by Rep. Grace Meng (NY-06), Philadelphia Councilmember Helen Gym, Isra Pananon Weeks (NAPAWF), Vivian Chang (APALA), Nadia Belkin (AAPN), Manufou Liaiga-Anoa`i
WHEN: May 25 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. EST
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