November 6, 2014

We Will Not Be Silent

“Your silence will not protect you” - Audrey Lorde

In this Election, we lived by these words as so many have spoken out for dignity and justice. I am proud to serve the vibrant and growing APANO family, 5,000 Asians, Pacific Islanders and allies, who believe in a world where all people have the rights, recognition and resources to thrive. We reject the fear and division, and call forth our humanity as we work for social justice. As we reflect on the election results, the wins and the losses, we are preparing APANO to strengthen our community organizing, to build our capacity to advocate, and to win campaigns on issues we care about.

With peace and gratitude,

Rev. Joseph Santos-Lyons
Executive Director

ps - check out election results on OPB and OregonLive