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T H E D EC I D I N G M A RG I N :
How AAPI Voters Will Shape
the Future of Texas

Recognizing the potential power of AAPI voters – the fastest-growing electorate in the country – Asian Texans for Justice (ATJ) commissioned a polling project, the first of its kind from a Texas-based AAPI organization, designed to better understand AAPI voters’ political views and policy preferences.

MAF Abolitionist V. Reforms Tool

The Muslim Abolitionist Futures (MAF) Network is working towards building a world where we all live with dignity, freedom and justice. MAF’s goal is to abolish the “Global War on Terror (GWOT).” GWOT is a system of death and destruction that exists through policies, programs, and laws that target Muslim communities, communities racialized as Muslim, and more broadly Black and Brown communities targeted under the false guise of national security.  

This tool was developed by the Muslim Abolitionist Futures Network’s Abolition and Policy Working Group that is led by Muslims for Just Futures. Muslim Abolitionist Futures is a network of grassroots organizations across the country, and is co-anchored by Muslims for Just Futures, Vigilant Love, HEART Women & Girls, and Queer Crescent. The goal of this tool is to support organizations, collectives, groups, and community members committed to moving with abolitionist values in their policy advocacy efforts. The intention is to support groups and community members discern the type of policies that expand and further entrench the Global War on Terror, and the type of policies that can move us toward its abolition. The hope is to share a framework for policy objectives and oversight demands that move us toward our collaborative vision of abolition to the “Global War on Terror.” View the tool here. 

Two Years and Thousands of Voices: What Community-Generated Data Tells Us About Anti-AAPI Hate

Collectively, the voices of individuals who have reported almost 11,500 incidents to Stop AAPI Hate over the past two years have become a powerful tool. Not only have their stories garnered national attention on anti-AAPI hate, the details that they have provided have facilitated a more nuanced understanding of what anti-AAPI hate looks like. We now know that the majority of hate incidents, though harmful and traumatic, do not meet the legal definition of a crime, and therefore require solutions beyond law enforcement. This report shares what we have learned over the past two years and what it takes to address the systemic root causes of anti-AAPI hate. Every individual traumatic incident reported to Stop AAPI Hate reminds us of the urgent need to address systemic racism; our collective voice advocating for solutions is how we will do it. 

In response, Chinese for Affirmative Action, AAPI Equity Alliance (formerly the Asian Pacific Policy & Planning Council), and San Francisco State University’s Asian American Studies Department launched the Stop AAPI Hate reporting center on March 19, 2020.  

Read the full report here. 

Perry v. Perez (2012)

AALDEF, together with pro bono counsel Kaye Scholer LLP, filed an amicus brief in Perry v. Perez on behalf of the Organization of Chinese Americans Greater Houston Chapter (OCA-Houston) urging the U.S. Supreme Court to affirm a Texas district court’s interim redistricting plan after the DOJ contended that the Texas state legislature’s plan diluted the voting power of Asian Americans and other people of color.

Read the full brief here.

Beyond the Hashtags and Slogans: The Role of AAPIs in Police Reform 

In this policy brief, civil rights attorney Je Yon Jung writes about the intersections of the Black-led movement against police brutality and the critical role that AAPIs must play in uniting for police reform. The piece explores the historical underpinnings of policing and the pathway to policing in the United States today. It demystifies the legal and practical basis for the enduring lack of police accountability in courtrooms and our society and why the movement to “defund the police” is not as radical as some believe.

Cover of report: Beyond the Hashtags and Slogans: The Role of AAPIs in Police Reform

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To Us & Ours: An Asian American Feminist Collection

This collection of writing emerges from the 2021 Asian American Feminist Writing Workshop hosted by Kundiman and the Asian American Feminist Collective. This workshop fostered a space for writers to explore how the unique histories and themes of Asian American feminism influences their own work.

Table of Contents:

Dandelion Spell (For Safety), Ching-In Chen
Wakashu and Lost Traditions, Sam Nakahira
To the Daughters of War, Victoria Huynh
Fig Tree, MAT
Nightswimming in August, Alyssa Mae Cruz
Masturbation, Pleasure & Feminist Politics, Fatema Haque
To May, Linda Sachiko Morris
We Have Names, danny ryu
I’m a Public School Teacher and I Spent $500 to Take a Bath and Cry, Shivani Davé
Work at TheCompany!, Anne Cong-Huyen
Preserves, Amanda Nava
Undoc Letters, goeun
Rain Pollen Fossil Record, Aishvarya Arora
Untitled, Jas Perry
Life & Pain, A Compilation, Erme Maula
Pandemic Diary, Joy Chen
My Brother Tells Me Why I Love Q-Tips, Ashna Ali
Everything Beautiful, In Its Time, Hairol Ma
Flowers for the Living, Flowers for the Dead, Promiti Islam

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AAPCHO COVID-19 Resource Hub

VISIT THE RESOURCE HUB HERE!

Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO) is continuously monitoring (COVID-19) alerts and information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and other health agencies across the United States and its territories.

This page will be updated frequently with tailored resources for community health centers covering the COVID-19 vaccines, multilingual and culturally appropriate materials for Asian American (AA), Native Hawaiian (NH), and Pacific Islander (PI) communities, resources to address anti-Asian racism, public health considerations, and other public health considerations.

Resources Include: COVID-19 Vaccine, Multilingual and Culturally Appropriate Materials, Resources for Health Centers, Addressing Anti-Asian Racism, Cultural Humility, and Public Health Considerations

If you have questions, would you like to contribute resources to this page, and/or require technical assistance, please email preparedness@aapcho.org.