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|

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 discuss the statewide bill that would become the […]

Statewide Ethnic Studies Bill Passes!

On Monday, June 19th, the Oregon State Senate voted to pass HB 2845, which would establish statewide Ethnic Studies Standards for Oregon K – 12 Schools. We could not be happier or more proud: this bill is the result of years of membership engagement, especially by our youth members. ALLY (Asian Leaders for the Liberation of Youth), […]

By | 2017-06-21T00:14:13+00:00 June 20th, 2017|Capitol, Featured, News & Events|

My Reproductive Health Equity Story

by Lena Wood
APANO Member

My name is Lena Wood and I work as a certified nurse-midwife in NE Portland, Oregon. I am a Korean-American adoptee and the mother of an 18-month old who was conceived unintentionally despite using birth control during my midwifery training. I have a background in elementary education and have volunteered as a […]

By | 2017-04-15T04:35:50+00:00 April 17th, 2017|Capitol, Featured, Health Equity, News & Events, Policy|

Thank You Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley

On Tuesday evening, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren tried to read a letter from the late Coretta Scott King about Attorney General Nominee Jeff Sessions but was prevented from doing so by Senate Major Leader Mitch McConnell.

In the letter, King writes, “Mr. Sessions has used the awesome powers of […]

By | 2017-02-09T00:38:27+00:00 February 9th, 2017|Capitol, Featured, News & Events|