CAAM is excited to announce that we are joining the National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA), a Washington, D.C.-based coalition of over 30 national Asian American and Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander organizations. NCAPA strives to represent the greater interests of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders and to provide a national voice for issues in our communities, focusing on:
- civil & human rights
- housing & economic justice
Stephen Gong, CAAM’s executive director, shared what he hopes CAAM will achieve as an affiliate member of NCAPA: “We hope to better align our cultural and public affairs programming to the issues relevant to the community. Second, as CAAM-supported programming is broadcast and streaming online, we hope the NCAPA membership will help spread the word and thus increase the impact of our public media programming.”
NCAPA includes organizations such as the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum, Asian American Advancing Justice, the Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund, and the Southeast Asian Resource Action Center.
“We are thrilled to have CAAM as our 32nd member organization,” said NCAPA’s Program Director, Dana Chapnick. “Having CAAM on board will help NCAPA to amplify the voices of our members and our policy priorities through collaborative projects with our members.”
Main image: NCAPA advisory board members include NCAPA Chair Gregory Cendana, Executive Director of the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, AFL-CIO; Vice Chair of Programs Mee Moua, Executive Director of Asian Americans Advancing Justice – AAJC; Vice Chair of Membership Priscilla Ouchida, Executive Director of Japanese American Citizens League; Vice Chair of Communications & Development Miriam Yeung, Executive Director of National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum; Treasurer Lisa Hasegawa, Executive Director of National Coalition for Asian Pacific Community Development; and Secretary Jasjit Singh, Executive Director of the Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund