For Immediate Release
October 18, 2019
Akron – We celebrate the news that the federal courts in New York and Washington granted nationwide preliminary injunctions against the Public Charge rule that was supposed to go into effect October 15. Our advocacy made a difference! ASIA, Inc. was one of the many champions in the fight to block the Public Charge rule and our fight isn’t over yet. We will continue to fight any efforts that expand the Public Charge rule.
“As the leading health and social services organization for the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community in the state of Ohio, our priority is to protect the rights of our AAPI members,” said Elaine Tso, CEO of ASIA, Inc. “The introduction of the Public Charge rule has raised concerns that members of the AAPI community may feel at risk if they access benefits and programs they need. We applaud the decision of the federal courts in New York and Washington and thank everyone who raised their voice against this harmful policy. We are especially grateful to our coalition partners and the Civic Engagement team for their advocacy work. Additionally, we appreciate our Social Services team and the members of the International Community Health Center for guiding the community through a period of uncertainty.”