ACT in NY Observer on Executive Orders

"Audu Kadiri, a community organizer with ACT, said that African immigrants have a responsibility to “resist, to organize and fight,” noting that the issue of refugee settlements particularly affects Africans."

http://observer.com/2017/02/advocates-predict-more-growth-of-detention-centers-under-trump/


ACT Talks Election Impact with PRI

ACT members and staff were interviewed for a recent piece on Public Radio International's The World about the impact of the election on Africans, Muslims, and black immigrants:

https://www.pri.org/stories/2017-01-27/black-and-muslim-some-african-immigrants-feel-brunt-trump-s-immigration-plans


ACT Participates in Inauguration March

ACT Organizer Fatou Waggeh was interviewed about ACT's participation in the NY march on the eve of Trump's inauguration, and African immigrant issues in the new administration:

http://nycitylens.com/2017/01/new-yorkers-send-the-new-president-a-message/


ACT in Mother Jones

ACT's Executive Director Amaha Kassa highlights the fears within the African immigrant community about the Trump administration. Check it out!

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2016/12/black-immigrant-activists-brace-trump-presidency


ACT on Al Jazeera's The Stream

ACT Executive Director Amaha Kassa shared his concerns about the impact of the election on African immigrants in this episode of The Stream. Segment starts at 13:00.

 http://stream.aljazeera.com/story/201701231947-0025363


ACT in Okayafrica

ACT Executive Director Amaha Kassa writes in Okayafrica about the importance of New York expanding language access to meet the needs of African immigrant New Yorkers:

http://www.okayafrica.com/op-ed-2/overlooked-undercounted-underserved-new-york-must-improve-language-access-africans/


Language Access in PBS Newshour

PBS Newshour recently covered New York's expansion of voter registration to new languages, including ACT's involvement in French language translation of the forms: 

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/new-york-city-voter-registration-languages/


The new Americans

Slate shares the stories of six new American citizens, including ACT member Kele Nkhereanye.

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Language Access Victory in NYC!

NYC officials recently announced that voter registration forms will now be translated into five additional languages, including Arabic, French, Haitian Creole, Russian, and Urdu. ACT was glad to partner with New York City in the translation process. 

The full article can be read here


ACT and UNITE HERE Local 23 in the Washington Post!

ACT has partnered with UNITE HERE Local 23 to organize airport workers in Washington D.C. Members of the campaign recently sat down with a reporter from the Washington Post to share their stories and experiences within the D.C. airports.

Read the full article here!