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Legislative Highlights and Wins from 2017

APANO went into the 2017 legislative session in Salem with three priorities: 1) establish ethnic studies in K-12 classes across Oregon; 2) protect and expand reproductive health care access; and 3) fight for tenants and renters.

With the legislative session having officially ended, we are thrilled to announce that two of three […]

By | 2017-07-21T21:57:59+00:00 July 20th, 2017|Capitol, Featured, Legislative Advocacy, News & Events|

Introducing Oregon’s Nesian Youth for Change in Society (ONYCS)

by Justin Sipoloa
PI Youth Organizer

A year ago, APANO’s Pacific Islander Youth Program didn’t exist. When I started at APANO last year, it was explained that I would get to create a program for Pacific Islander (PI) youth geared towards social justice. However, when I was first introduced to the ALLY youth, it was apparent that the “PI” in […]

By | 2017-07-17T23:59:11+00:00 July 17th, 2017|Featured, Members, News & Events, Organizing|

We Made History with HB 3391!

by Kara Carmosino
Director of Programs and Strategies

Three years ago, on a blustery December day at Menucha Retreat Center, a handful of APANO members and staff were huddled over a large roll of paper with other reproductive justice leaders in Oregon. We were just beginning to […]

Cultural Work Roundup: July 2017

What’s going on in Portland in July? Lots, including the launch of APANO’s summer cultural event series, MicCheck! Spanning July through October, MicCheck! utilizes the arts to illuminate pressing issues affecting Asians and Pacific Islanders and other communities of color. Visit for the full lineup.

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By | 2017-07-04T22:37:10+00:00 July 3rd, 2017|Arts & Culture, Featured, News & Events|

Let’s Be Real—Sex-Selective Abortion Bans Are False Solutions

Over the weekend, House Republicans tried to push forward a bill banning late-term sex-selective abortions in Oregon (HB 2588), similar to bills that have passed in seven other states. HB 2588 would require a healthcare provider to refuse to provide an abortion if they think the patient is making a decision based on […]

By | 2017-07-04T00:12:02+00:00 July 3rd, 2017|Featured, Health Equity, News & Events, Policy|