National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum
Miriam W. Yeung is the Executive Director of the National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum (NAPAWF). NAPAWF is the nation's only multi-issue, progressive organization for Asian and Pacific Islander women and girls building a movement for social justice and human rights in the US. Prior to this position, Miriam had a ten year career at the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center in New York City, where she was most recently the Director of Public Policy and Government Relations. Miriam is on the board of directors of Generations Ahead, and Queers for Economic Justice. She received her Master’s in Public Administration at Baruch College and her B.A. in psychology/pre-med at NYU.
On the 37th anniversary of the Hyde Amendment, we call on our elected officials to remove restrictions on abortion coverage and help finally fulfill the promise of Roe for women of color.
Passing immigration reform that honored and included immigrant women would be a truly great Mother’s Day gift.
Moving Forward: What the Landmark SCOTUS Decision on Arizona’s Anti-Immigrant Law Means for Immigrant Women
As the recent past has demonstrated, anti-choice, anti-immigrant policymakers inevitably seek to undermine our civil rights by attacking our most marginalized first, and we must be prepared to respond. It is imperative for us all to now act together in solidarity.
The sponsors of H.R. 3541are using the guise of “ending discrimination against female babies,” which sounds like a good cause, in order to ban abortion for the very people it pretends to protect: Asian American women. We recognize that this is simply a particularly demeaning way for anti-choice legislators to limit abortion access.