Healthcare Housing Political Power

Stop Evictions of Seniors During the Pandemic!

Sponsored by Assemblymembers Al Muratsuchi and Miguel Santiago, AB 279 was inspired by seniors and families who are fighting against evictions at the Sakura Intermediate Care Facility (ICF) in Boyle Heights, Los Angeles.  The international developer owners, Pacifica Companies, seeks to empty the building to convert it to high-rent, market-rate housing.  Furthermore, they are proposing to send the seniors to facilities such as a skilled nursing facility (SNF) they manage, Kei-Ai Los Angeles, that is currently number one such facility in the state for cumulative COVID-19 Deaths.  Sakura ICF, conversely has been kept 100% COVID-19 free and it is the only bilingual/bi-cultural service facility of its kind for Japanese Americans in the U.S.

AB 279 will protect seniors at ALL ICF’s and SNF’s in CA, prohibiting such facilities from terminating, transferring, or significantly altering the conditions of residential care services during the State of California’s COVID-19 state of emergency period.

Political Power

14 Photos That Show Asian-American Resistance

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Photograph by Alan Ohashi. Asian Pacific American Photographic Collection, Visual Communications Archives

These photos upend the idea of Asians as the “model minority” in the U.S.

Resistance to Anti-Asian Violence is synonymous with the history of Asians in the U.S. and predates many of the photos from this exhibit at the Los Angeles Chinese America Museum from 2017 but it is important to recognize this history during all periods of our presences in this country and this exhibit and the curators did a great job of putting together images to tell the story of the Asian American peoples’ movement from the 70’s and 80’s.

Political Power

PANA Supports Progressive ADEMs

PANA members, friends and allies have both run for and won CA Assembly District Delegate elections.  These activists strive to bring increased transparency and democracy to the CA Democratic Party, build alliances with Progressive Agenda activists across the state and fight for winning support for progressive reform, including “normalizing” planks of the Progressive Agenda.

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