2019 Legislative Recap

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 […]

By |2019-07-31T17:34:50+00:00July 2nd, 2019|Advocacy, Capitol, Featured, Legislative Advocacy, Policy|

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+00:00July 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+00:00June 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+00:00April 17th, 2017|Capitol, Featured, Health Equity, News & Events, Policy|