STATEMENTS

Scroll through NQAPIA’s statements, sign-ons, and media releases in chronological order.

NQAPIA joins national AAPI and LGBT groups in support of Trayvon Martin

NQAPIA has joined the National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA) and the the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) with the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (the Task Force) in expressing dismay over the George Zimmerman verdict and to show support for Trayvon Martin and his family. In this time of dismay, we hope our communities […]

Senate Passes Immigration Reform Bill in Historic Week in Washington

Photo:  Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) receive postcards from openly gay undocumented immigrant Tony Choi and  NQAPIA Co-Director for Programs Ben de Guzman NQAPIA delivers 2,700 postcards to the Senate calling for immigration reform while Supreme Court makes historic decision on marriage equality For Immediate Release June 27, 2013 Contact: Ben […]

Wish You Were Here: NQAPIA Delivers Postcards for Comprehensive Immigration Reform

  Wish You Were Here: National LGBT Asian American Group Delivers Postcards for Comprehensive Immigration Reform NQAPIA to deliver thousands of postcards from across the country to the Senate in time for critical vote Contact: Ben de Guzman NQAPIA Co-Director for Programs E-Mail: ben_deguzman@nqapia.org Phone: 202-422-4909 Washington, DC: Today, the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander […]

LGBT Advocacy Groups Stand With Civil Rights Counterparts in Disappointment at Supreme Court Ruling on Voting Rights

NQAPIA joined this statement put forward by national LGBT advocacy organizations today in response to the Supreme Court decision in the Shelby County, Alabama v. Holder.  We had joined the amicus brief submitted by Asian American organizations in support of Voting Rights and join our partners in the civil rights and LGBT movements expressing our […]

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NQAPIA Joins National Asian American Statement on Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill

NQAPIA, along with other members of the National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA), the leading coalition of national Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) advocacy organizations, issued a joint statement on the Senate Judiciary Committee’s markup in favor of S. 744- Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013.  The bill, which […]

On National Immigration Day of Action, Nation’s Leading LGBT Advocacy Organizations Stand in Solidarity for Immigration Reform

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 10, 2013 On National Immigration Day of Action, Nation’s Leading LGBT Advocacy Organizations Stand in Solidarity for Immigration Reform ‘LGBT people are immigrants and immigration is an LGBT issue’ WASHINGTON, April 10 — Today national lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) advocacy organizations join local, state and national immigration, civil rights […]

NQAPIA Statement on Tom Perez Nomination for Secretary of Labor

The National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA) commends President Obama for his nomination on March 18, 2013 of Assistant Attorney General Tom Perez for Secretary of Labor.  From his days leading the Office of Civil Rights for the Department of Health and Human Services, to leading the Maryland State Department of Labor, Tom Perez has […]

All LGBT Immigrants Need to be Considered in Immigration Reform

For Immediate Release:  January 29, 2013   Contact: Ben de Guzman NQAPIA Co-Director for Programs Phone:  202-422-4909 E-mail:  ben_deguzman@nqapia.org   This week, the debate on comprehensive immigration reform took real shape with the Senate introducing a bipartisan framework on principles on Monday, and the President making a statement on Tuesday. The National Queer Asian Pacific […]

NQAPIA Statement on Senator Daniel Inouye

We mourn the loss of Senator Daniel K. Inouye of Hawai’i, who passed away on Tuesday, December 18, 2012.  Senator Inouye was an elder statesman in the Senate, and as President Pro Tempore, was third in line for the Presidency- an unprecedented role for an Asian American in politics.  Senator Inouye was the first Congressmember […]

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NQAPIA Meets with White House on Immigration

NQAPIA joined members of the National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA) at a meeting with key White House policy staff to discuss immigration and the Asian American, South Asian, Southeast Asian, and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. NCAPA, as the leading national coalition of AAPI advocacy organizations, has engaged the White House on immigration issues […]