Media Advisory 09/02/2016 (English)

***MEDIA ADVISORY***
Tuesday, September 6 @ 11:30 A.M.
7006 Evergreen Court, Suite 200
Annandale, VA 22003

For Immediate Release:

September 2, 2016
Contact: Emily Kessel, eakessel@nakasec.org, 703-256-2208

Announcing the Family Is More Than DNA Postcard Campaign

#CitizenshipForAllAdoptees

WHAT: On Tuesday, September 6th, the National Korean American Service and Education Consortium (NAKASEC) will hold a press conference launching the Family is More than DNA Postcard Campaign supporting the Adoptee Citizenship Act (ACA). The campaign is being initiated by individual and organizational members of the Adoptee Rights Campaign (ARC) urging Congress to address the loophole in the Child Citizenship Act (CCA) of 2000 which left an estimated 35,000 intercountry adoptees without U.S. citizenship.

The movement to pass the ACA is a national, adoptee-led effort with support from the broader adoption community and allies committed to securing U.S. citizenship for ALL intercountry adoptees, regardless of when they were adopted. Adoptee across 15 states are mobilizing community members to sign postcards, aiming to pass the bill this year.

WHEN:             Tuesday, September 6th, 2016 @ 11:30 AM ET

WHERE:           NAKASEC Office
……………….7006 Evergreen Court, Suite 200
……………….Annandale, VA 22003

WHO:              Emily Kessel, Advocacy Director at NAKASEC
……………….TBD, Adoptee in Washington DC
……………….TBD, Adoptive Parent in Washington DC

 


National Korean American Service and Education Consortium (NAKASEC)

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Founded in 1994, the National Korean American Service & Education Consortium (NAKASEC)’s mission is to organize Korean and Asian Americans to achieve social, economic, and racial justice.  NAKASEC maintains offices in Annandale, Virginia and Los Angeles, California. NAKASEC has affiliates in Chicago (Korean American Resource & Cultural Center) and Los Angeles and Orange County (Korean Resource Center).

Adoptee Rights Campaign (ARC)

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Created by a group of intercountry adoptees and allies in a coast to coast coalition supporting and advancing adoptee rights, the purpose of for Adoptee Rights Campaign (ARC) is to educate, organize and advocate for adoptee and human rights. These rights include, but are not limited to: automatic citizenship in the receiving country, adoption information, birth family information, health history, and safe and healthy adoption placements.