“We do not take democracy for granted. We feel it grow in our working together—many millions of us working toward a common purpose. If it took us several decades of sacrifice to arrive at this faith, it is because it took us that long to know what part of America is ours.”
APANO will be hosting its first-ever Advocacy Summit on January 11, 2020. We invite Asian and Pacific Islander-identifying community members from around the state to share their stories so we can build a broad collective vision for APANO’s policy and political advocacy over the next two years.
Historic Wins for the API Community
A groundbreaking legislative session adjourned on June 30, and Oregon has once again showed the rest of the country what a progressive agenda that helps families can look like in the face of the Trump administration.
APANO began the 2019 legislative session with an ambitious agenda, and […]
APANO invites you to join us on Monday, February 19th for our 2018 Day of Action, a day-long event where we use our collective voices to be visible and heard at the state capitol! This is an opportunity to engage with our state’s lawmakers, network with community members from around our state, and advance meaningful […]
by Gurpreet, Community Member
As an Occupational Therapy Assistant and Sikh community volunteer, I frequently witness the effects accessible healthcare has on the mental and physical wellbeing of our community members. In the South Asian/Indian community, the effects are starkest among our elderly. Many worked in entry level jobs that paid minimum wage, and now, without […]