Covered California is here to stay with open enrollment for 2018 beginning today, November 1st, through January 31st, 2018. Covered California is the only insurance marketplace in California where eligible consumers can receive financial assistance to help pay for their health insurance.
Holly Ham joins the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders as Executive Director. In this capacity, she is responsible for directing the efforts of the White House Initiative and the President’s Advisory Commission on AAPIs to advise federal agency leadership on the implementation and coordination of federal programs as they relate to AAPIs across executive departments and agencies.
Devoted FWN volunteer Franklin Ricarte was recently appointed to San Francisco's Immigrant Rights Commission by Mayor Ed Lee. “I’m honored that I was appointed by the mayor to serve in this commission. And my experiences as a Filipino-American and as an immigrant…will inform the kinds of things we need to discuss and work on in the commission,” quipped Franklin. News story from ABS-CBN.
Join the Women's March on Saturday, January 21st in San Francisco in solidarity with people of every gender, race, religion and sexual orientation for the protection of women's rights, safety, health and families. Rally starts at 4 pm at Civic Center. March starts at 6 pm down Market St. to Justin Herman Plaza. Come to the march with a “I March For ____” sign to demonstrate your cause.
Find out more about Women's March and other ways to help the cause after the jump.
Janet Susan R. Nepales (U.S. FWN100™ '12, Global FWN100™ '13) won third place in the recently-held Los Angeles Press Club's Ninth Annual National Arts & Entertainment Journalism (NAEJ) Awards. Nepales won for her article titled "Jennifer Garner on her life and its miracles" that appeared in her Hollywood Bulletin column on March 16, 2016.