Vote for the Center for the Pacific Asian Family

The Center for the Pacific Asian Family (CPAF) is a Los Angeles based non-profit that provides a multi-lingual 24-hour call center, emergency shelter, transitional housing program, counseling services and community outreach programs that focus on the needs of victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

CPAF finished in the top 100 out of a half million eligible groups in the first round of the Chase Community Giving contest on Facebook. As a result, they received $25,000 and a chance to compete for a grand prize of $1 million or one of five runner-up awards of $100,000 in the final round of voting from January 15-22. The winners will be announced on January 23. Please join us in the effort to spread the word and get out the vote to help CPAF win so they may continue to better serve the community.

Any and all proceeds earned will be used by CPAF to reach beyond the API community to unify all 24-hour call centers in Los Angeles County. The badly needed funding will be used to create a sustainable joint hotline for 20 domestic violence shelters and 6 rape crisis centers. Additionally, CPAF will extend the hotline services to include online chat to make services more accessible to victims.

Every 15 seconds a woman is beaten in the U.S.
Every two minutes someone in the U.S. is raped or sexually assaulted.
One in three women will be abused in her lifetime.
It happens too often… the silence is deafening.

If a woman has the courage to call, we must make sure there will be someone there to listen.

To vote, please visit:

Related links:
Chase Community Giving on Facebook
Center for the Pacific Asian Family
Watch the Videos on CPAF’s YouTube Channel:

Project Michelle: Asian Bone Marrow Donors Needed

Michelle Maykin, a good friend of a friend, was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia in February 2007. Right now, she’s down to the last 5 weeks to find a bone marrow match. What makes it tougher is that the match is more likely to happen with someone of Asian descent and sadly, there is a lack of Asian donors out there.

If you’d like to help, all it takes is a cotton swab in the mouth and a little bit of paperwork to get registered as a donor. If you’re in LA, you can go to the following location to register (please let them know you are registering for Michelle Maykin. They will expedite and process your registration against Michelle’s bone marrow type).

Asians For Miracle Marrow Matches
231 E. Third St. Suite G107
Los Angeles, CA 90013

They are open Weekdays, Monday through Friday, 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM and you can call (888) 236-4673 to schedule an appointment.

If you’re elsewhere and you’d like to help, you can find more info here.

A recent video blog from Michelle:

About Michelle Maykin:

Asians for Miracle Marrow Matches – Donor Resources:

Thanks so much for your time. If you could pass this on to anyone who might be able to help… it’d be much appreciated.

PETITION: Say NO to United Nations’ abolishment of Traditional Chinese in 2008

Preserve language and culture!!! Online petition – Say NO to United Nations’ abolishment of Traditional Chinese in 2008


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Save MTV Chi / Desi / K

A message from MTV Chi VJ, Simon Yin:

Just found out yesterday that they are trying to shut down MTV World (MTV CHI, MTV K, MTV Desi). These are channels for Chinese Americans, Korean Americans, and South Asian Americans. If we lose the channels now, it would be a crippling blow to everything that we’ve been working towards.

There is a petition being signed online and I was hoping you can pass this email onto your various contacts and peeps.

The petition is here:

Also, the websites for the channels:

Save NPR and PBS!

Bush is trying to make drastic cuts to NPR and PBS. Sign the petition at to make sure that Congress puts a stop to this!