FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
11/9/2016

CONTACT: Jo-Ann Yoo
2123445878, Ext:217
joann.yoo@aafederation.org


Asian American Federation and Membership Statement on Election Results

New York City:  On Wednesday, November 9th, the people of the United States, a country of immigrants, learned that Donald Trump was elected the 45th President of the United States.  The Asian American Federation and our membership hope that he will be a president for all our people.

During this election season, we heard rhetoric that deeply concerned many New Yorkers.  This morning, we are hearing from our community that they are experiencing anxiety and fear for many reasons, and many leaders are worried about the impact on federal funds that support social services programs.  The Federation and leaders of the Asian American community are committed to working with President-elect Trump to ensure that our communities are valued and that our needs still matter.

While our country’s leadership has changed, the collective mission of our work remains the same – that is to serve the most vulnerable and marginalized residents of our community.  We believe that good leaders are created through accountability and engagement.  We understand that no one community can succeed when other communities are vulnerable.  Together, we will engage ALL elected leaders to combat anti-immigrant hate and secure the safety of all New Yorkers.

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Adhikaar Japanese American Association of NY
Apex for Youth Japanese American Social Services, Inc.
A Place for Kids Korean American Youth Foundation
Asian American Arts Alliance Korean Community Svcs. of Metro. NY
Bangladeshi American Community Development & Youth Svcs. Lower East Side Family Union
CAAAV Organizing Asian Communities Minkwon Center for Community Action
CMP New York Asian Women’s Center
Chinese Progressive Association New York Immigration Coalition
Coalition for Asian American Children and Families OCA-NY
Council for Peoples Organization Sakhi for South Asian Women
Damayan Migrant Workers Association Sapna NYC
Greater Chinatown Community Association Sikh Coalition
Hamilton-Madison House South Asian Council for Social Services
Immigrant Social Services South Asian Youth Action
India Home University Settlement
Indo-Caribbean Alliance, Inc. YWCA of Queens