The Policy, Advocacy, and Research Bureau (PARB) is the policy, advocacy, and research arm of UniPro. In conjunction with other UniPro programs, PARB undertakes the following in the Pilipino American community:
- Analyze policy and related issues
- Advocate for a unified community presence and visibility
- Research disparities, inequities, and emerging trends
Utilizing quantitative/qualitative research and policy analysis, PARB engages the Pilipino American community regarding (infra)structural forces with the goal of creating awareness, sparking discussions, and fomenting systems-wide changes.
Learn more about PARB's initiatives:
PARB Highlights & News:
The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) and the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) filed an amicus brief in the Supreme Court opposing the addition of a proposed citizenship question to the 2020 Census. UniPro is proud to be among the 64 bar associations and AAPI-serving community organizations joining the brief.
The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) is seeking volunteers to conduct a non-partisan survey of Asian American voters to document voting patterns and instances of voter disenfranchisement during the Nov. 7 elections in NJ, MA, NY, VA.
On September 5th, 2017, President Donald Trump decided to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, also known as DACA - which was put into place in June 2012 by President Barack Obama. UniPro joined rallies across the country to stand in solidarity with Dreamers against this unjust action.
A statement from UniPro regarding President Trump's recent Executive Orders.
Maybe the best thing about this election is that we're finally speaking about emotions and angers that people in this country have. Whether you're frustrated with the 1%, upset with the politics of Washington, wanting our country to create more jobs, or looking for more social equality - that is all good. If you feel strongly about something or want to fight for something, keep fighting.