Community Healing After the Election

November 4, 2020

For Immediate Release: November 4, 2020
​Contact: Ellen Lu, Program Coordinator,

New Orleans, Louisiana – 
Be it racial and gender equity, civic duty, environmental injustice, reproductive injustice, or our very democracy — Power has always been with the People. We have to make sure no matter who “wins” — We the People win through solidarity.
Solidarity is a shared responsibility.
Now more than ever we must come together.
We must commit to caring for and celebrating each other.
It is time to share our stories, listen to each other with radical empathy, and fortify our communities as we navigate uncertainties to come.
VAYLA will continue to commit to anchoring our work in an intersectional and anti-oppressive lens to unlearn and educate our communities while advocating for AAPIs in New Orleans and beyond.

In Solidarity,
Jacqueline Thanh
Executive Director, VAYLA New Orleans

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See resources for NQAPIA’s API Healer Network at
Make a plan to mobilize and protect the results of the 2020 election at Protect the Results.
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VAYLA is an intersectional AAPI (Asian American Pacific Islander) nonprofit organization based in New Orleans focused on advocacy through providing climate and reproductive justice education, community organizing education, comprehensive civic engagement and pathways to citizenship.