November 16, 2011
Unemployed, Not Undeserving: Asian Americans, Unemployment & Job Creation
Cannon House Office Building
Independence Avenue and First Street
The Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance Education Fund, in cooperation with the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, held a congressional briefing titled "Unemployed, Not Undeserving: Asian Americans, Unemployment, & Job Creation." The briefing brought forward the dilemma at hand - Asian Americans who become unemployed remain unemployed longer than any other ethnic group. Confirmed speakers included Marlene Kim of UMass-Boston and the Economic Policy Institute and Nicole Woo, director of domestic policy at CEPR. The briefing also featured testimonies from workers impacted by the American Jobs Act, and the White House had a representative present to speak on the benefits of the American Jobs Act for AAPIs.