Dear Friends and Colleagues,
This has been a challenging year for our communities and our country. Immigrant communities, communities of color and LGBTQ people have been under attack led by the growing xenophobic leadership in our country. And if that is not enough, the problems of tobacco and unhealthy eating have increased in many of our Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. We, at APPEAL, believe that these injustices against our communities require a strategic, comprehensive approach that builds community power and community leadership especially among the younger generation. For nearly 25 years, APPEAL has helped to build community leadership and power to help fight injustices through a nationally-renowned community leadership program resulting in the training of over 1,100 leaders and advocates in the U.S. and the Pacific.
Asian Pacific Partners for Empowerment, Advocacy and Leadership (APPEAL) is a national non-profit health justice organization dedicated to eliminating tobacco use and obesity in the Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) communities and other communities of color through public health education and advocacy.
We hope that you will join us in supporting APPEAL’s important leadership development work by making a donation of $500 or more. If you would like to make a donation, please click here. This will help us launch our “Youth for Equity and Justice” leadership initiative for 10 young adult leaders in 2018. We have raised $6,500 so far out of our goal of $10,000. Thank you to those of you who have generously donated to this campaign.
APPEAL’s leadership model has been the pillar of our movement on tobacco control and healthy eating and active living. By training and nurturing local leaders, APPEAL is ensuring the sustainability of advocates who can organize their communities to address critical health justice issues. Your contribution is an investment in the long-term health and well-being of Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities. Now more than ever we need you to consider a contribution to ensure continued progress in 2018. Your generous and timely contribution is greatly appreciated.
Rod Lew, MPH
Executive Director Board Chair
Kaying Hang, MPH