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SEAFN – Southeast Asian Freedom Week of Action Communications Toolkit

Southeast Asian Freedom Week of Action Communications Toolkit 

A political education and freedom campaign to end the detention and deportation of Southeast Asian migrants and refugees. 

Topline messages: 

  • The U.S. government is an agent of anti-Asian violence each time it detains and deports Southeast Asian migrants and refugees.
  • Detention and deportation are extensions of U.S. imperialism, whereby our people are continuously displaced from our homes and families by the U.S. government, as we had been in Southeast Asia.
  • Southeast Asian migrants and refugees are unconditionally deserving of dignity. The immigration system is bereft of that.
  • Detention and deportation does not create safe communities. In fact, it exacerbates violence and injustice.
  • Southeast Asian liberation is deeply intertwined with the freedom struggles of other migrants and refugees and of the Indigenous nations of the U.S. whose lands were also pillaged by the U.S.
  • Fighting anti-Blackness is a central pillar in ending the oppression of Southeast Asian people internationally.

Petition: http://bit.ly/seafreedom 
Share the toolkit: https://bit.ly/seafreedomtoolkit

Pacific Islander COVID-19 Response Team | EPIC

EPIC is an active member of both the National and Southern CA Pacific Islander COVID-19 Response Teams. You can find more information and resources by visiting this website.

The Pacific Islander COVID-19 Response Team is a national group of Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPI) researchers, health experts, community leaders and advocates formed to plan and implement infrastructure for informing and supporting families and communities about COVID-19.

The National Lead for the team is Dr. Raynald Samoa and the Technical Assistance Lead is Dr. Nia Aitaoto. The Pacific Islander Center of Primary Care Excellence is the convening organization for the Response Team. A list and names of the National Focus committee, as well as the names and contact information for the different regional leads for California (Northern and Southern), Washington state (King and Pierce County), Utah, Arkansas, Oregon and Hawaii is included below.

AAPI Health and COVID-19 Health Information | AAPI Emergency Response Network

Visit the resource website here: https://aapiern.org/health

Learn more and find resources for COVID-19 related health information, including resources translated into different AA and NHPI languages. The ERN is a central hub for resources for the AA and NHPI community in these difficult times. On this page you will find links for COVID-19 related health information, including resources translated into different AA and NHPI languages. If you know of resources that could be helpful to the community, please submit them here.

In-language Vaccine Fact Cards | National AA and NH/PI Health Response Partnership

Visit the resource website here!

APIAHF created fact sheets on receiving the influenza (flu) vaccination during flu season in the United States. Translated into 33 different AA and NH/PI languages, this resource answers common questions and answers regarding flu to help you stay protected this year.

APIAHF and Vaccinate Your Family have created fact sheets on paying for vaccines and receiving the flu vaccination. Translated into 30 different AA and NHPI languages, this resource educates community members on paying for vaccines depending on insurance type and about the influenza vaccination.

APIAHF and the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) have created fact cards for those who may be unsure of their rights to a COVID-19 vaccination. Translated into 26 different AA and NH/PI languages, this resource educates community members on the benefits of getting vaccinated and encourages them to receive their free COVID-19 vaccinations regardless of immigration status, health insurance coverage, and/or Social Security identification.

Vaccine Updates from the CDC

 

Voting Rights | Asian Americans Advancing Justice

Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Voting Rights

In order to fully participate in our democracy, Asian Americans must exercise the right to vote in local, state, and national elections. Unfortunately, racial discrimination in voting still exists. We work to eliminate discriminatory barriers to voting and to increase access to the ballot for all voters.

Making the Asian American Voice Heard

By advocating for the restoration and enforcement of the Voting Rights Act (VRA), and facilitating training, education, and advocacy around voter-related issues that affect Asian Americans like language assistance, voter suppression, and election reform, we strengthen all communities’ ability to participate in the democratic process.

Voter Hotline

Advancing Justice | AAJC and APIA Vote run a hotline where voters can get answers to their questions about voting and receive assistance in nine Asian languages. Call 1-888-API-VOTE or 1-888-274-8683 for assistance. Assistance is available in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Urdu, Hindi, and Bengali.

Advancing Justice | AAJC and APIA Vote run a hotline where voters can get answers to their questions about voting and receive assistance in nine Asian languages. Call 1-888-API-VOTE or 1-888-274-8683 for assistance. Assistance is available in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Urdu, Hindi, and Bengali.

2020 General Election Factsheets

Download our 2020 Election fact sheet in: English, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Japanese, Khmer, and Tagalog

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Your Right. Your Vote.

Have you experienced voter discrimination or intimidation at the polls? Tell your story at WeVoteWeCount.org so we can raise visibility around this critical issue and preserve access to the ballot for all.

Explore Asian Americans Advancing Justice’s Programs here:

 

Safety Tips for Those Experiencing or Witnessing Hate

In response to the alarming escalation in xenophobia and bigotry resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Asian Pacific Planning and Policy Council (A3PCON), Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA), and the Asian American Studies Department of San Francisco State University launched the Stop AAPI Hate reporting center on March 19, 2020. The center tracks and responds to incidents of hate, violence, harassment, discrimination, shunning, and child bullying against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in California and where possible throughout the United States. This resource provides safety tips for those in particular experiencing or witnessing hate.

Their approach recognizes that in order to effectively address anti-Asian racism we must work to end all forms of structural racism leveled at Black, Indigenous, and other communities of color.

Their 5-pronged approach is to:

– Serve as the leading aggregator of anti-Asian hate incidents
– Offer multilingual resources for impacted community members
– Provide technical assistance from rapid response to preventative measures
– Support community-based safety measures and restorative justice efforts
– Advocate for local, state, and national policies that reinforces human rights and civil rights protections

 

 

Vote by Mail In-Language Resources – Georgia

The General Election is on November 3! Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Atlanta will continue to provide tools and information regarding Vote By Mail, Voter Registration, and ways to encourage others to vote in Georgia.

The threat of COVID-19 continues to harm community members in Georgia. This unprecedented pandemic has spread through the state rapidly, leaving elections officials to make sweeping changes to the way we vote. Though our elections will continue, a lot is still unclear. One option to vote securely is to vote by mail.

Check out their Vote by Mail In-Language Resources here

 

 

Washington County Housing Resource Guide

Everyone deserves a place to live, but oftentimes, accessing vital resources presents a challenge to our Asian American and Pacific Islander communities (AAPI) in Washington County, Oregon who are working to provide for themselves and their families. Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon has created this guide to share useful information about housing resources and how to access them.

Highlighted in this guide are resources and agencies related to housing, food, legal aid, financial services, and others. Language and cultural barriers may hinder some communities from accessing resources and finding a place to live, so they have included culturally specific resources and services as well. While this is not a comprehensive guide, APANO hopes that the information compiled here will lessen the burden of finding and securing housing. For questions, email karmen@apano.org

Access the Washington County Housing Resource Guide here

 

 

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Pandemic SNAP (P-SNAP) and Pandemic EBT (P-EBT)

Due to COVID-19, Georgia Division of Family & Children Services has created new programs to help families access food – Pandemic SNAP (P-SNAP) and Pandemic EBT (P-EBT). All SNAP/Food Stamps recipients will automatically receive P-SNAP. P-EBT is available for children receiving free or reduced lunch as of March 2020. If you currently receive SNAP (Food Stamp) benefits, you do not need to apply for P-EBT. CPACS is able to assist with enrollment into SNAP. Call our SNAP hotline at 678-824-6000 for assistance.

 

 

COVID-19 Resources for South Asian Americans

We know that COVID-19 is most dangerous to the elder­ly and those who are immuno-com­pro­mised.  We also know that peo­ple who are eco­nom­i­cal­ly, racial­ly, and geo­graph­i­cal­ly mar­gin­al­ized, are being made even more vul­ner­a­ble because of this pan­dem­ic. This web­page com­piles tools we have been high­light­ing on our Twit­ter that sup­port South Asian Amer­i­cans and our allies. If you’d like to con­tribute, please reach out to info@saalt.org.

View the COVID-19 Resources page here

Here you’ll find a compilation of resources from our allies including: public health materials translated into multiple South Asian languages, info on various mutual aid funds and networks in areas where South Asians are particularly hard hit (i.e. Queens, NY), and domestic violence resources for South Asian women.