On A Complicated, Exciting Voting System

Emily Lai,
APANO Member and Volunteer

I am voting for the first time this year. Yay! I didn’t always feel comfortable or knowledgeable about voting, elections, and politics. Thanks to APANO, ALLY, and coalition partners like Western States Center I developed an understanding of how our lives are deeply connected to ballot measures, policies, and politicians.

For me, voting is sacred […]

By | 2016-11-18T23:23:33+00:00 October 31st, 2016|Elections, Featured, News & Events|

Measure 97 Ends a Legacy of Disinvestment

Rev. Joseph Santos-Lyons
Executive Director

The well-being of our communities is tied to how we invest and support them. Our families deserve the chance to live healthy, successful lives, yet Oregon has faced 25 years of disinvestment in our public schools, health and human services that have disproportionately affected communities of color. As the demographics […]

By | 2016-11-18T23:23:33+00:00 October 21st, 2016|Elections, Featured, News & Events|

Measure 97 Means Closing Oregon’s Educational Achievement Gap

Kathy Wai
Civic Engagement Manager, APANO

We all deserve to live in a state where all Oregonians, including APIs are able to live healthy successful lives, where we and our future generations receive quality education and services. I’ve lived in Oregon for close to 20 years. After years of struggling to afford high rent prices […]

By | 2016-11-18T23:23:33+00:00 October 21st, 2016|Elections, Featured, News & Events|

Vote With APANO

2016 is an important year for APIs: This November, we see many opportunities for investments in our families and communities, and many investments at stake. Together we have the power to make a difference in this year’s elections: Between 2000 and 2010, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPI) communities grew 61%, and the Asian American community […]

By | 2016-11-18T23:23:33+00:00 October 18th, 2016|Elections, Featured, News & Events|

Lions, Outdoor School and Parks, Oh My!

APANO has endorsed several ballot measures based on their impacts on our communities. While we have discussed our support for the Yes for Affordable Homes and Yes on Measure 97 campaigns, not everyone knows about some of the other measures we’re endorsing and why. APANO staff members Khanh Pham and Kara Carmosino had […]

By | 2016-11-18T23:23:33+00:00 October 17th, 2016|Elections, Featured, News & Events|