APANO stands in solidarity with over 140 organizations and individuals calling for the Oregon State Legislature to hold Representative Diego Hernandez accountable for allegations of abuse and harassment that have been substantiated in a recent investigation. We had long considered Rep. Hernandez an ally in the legislature, collaborating […]
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 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 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 […]
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), […]