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National News

What's the deal with student loans? NAAAP has partnered with Juno to help families and students tackle student debt, negotiate their financial aid lending rates, understand COVID and electdions impacts on aid, and more. Dec. 3, 12-1 PM EST. Register for webinar.  Read about the Partnership.

Did you know?


According to APIAVote, in key presidential battleground states—including Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Texas—911,393 AAPI voters turned out to vote early this year.

This is 21% more voters than the entire AAPI turnout in those states in 2016.

Upcoming Events

 
Navigate your career! NAAAP Philadelphia will be hosting this professional development session to discuss strategies on how to grow in 2021 and beyond. Dec. 9, 2020, 12-1 PM EST. Register here.
Chat with your favorite Netflix stars! NAAAP North Carolina will be talking about mental health in Asian American culture with the stars of the global hit Netflix docuseries "Indian Matchmaking." Dec. 9, 2020, 7:30-8:30 PM EST. Register here.
 
Entrepreneurs: Building your business in a virtual world.  Register here
Building Togetherness this holiday season is webinar hosted by our partners AARP and OCA. Can't be with family this holiday season? Feeling divided and disconnected after the elections?  Listen to four storytellers share their insights. Read more...  

Inspiring AAPI Leaders

Kiran Ahuja is a civil rights lawyer and nonprofit CEO with a long history of philanthropic and political leadership. She previously served under the Obama Administration as chief of staff at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management and executive director of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.

Most recently, Ahuja was appointed by the Biden-Harris Administration as head of team for the federal administration human resources agency—one of the transition's team top positions.

 
Keith Nishida (he/him/cis) has 10+ years of experience in research, program development, and teaching. After founding his own bilingual marketing consultancy, Nishida has advised brands globally on how to articulate their digital marketing strategies. He also teaches diversity and inclusion advocacy as a workshop instructor at General Assembly.

Currently, Nishida serves as National Program Director for NAAAP Pride, working alongside chapters nationwide to empower LGBTQ+ individuals and allies. 

FAST FACTS: Celebrated on Tuesday after Thanksgiving | Kicks off the charitable giving season | Donations to a 501(c)3 like NAAAP through Dec. 31 are tax-deductible | NAAAP continued to 'build leaders' while sponsorship in 2020 dropped by 80% | Donating to NAAAP via Paypal take 60 seconds 
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