2011 Public Interest News
October 2011 Policy Update
APA’s Public Interest Government Relations Office co-hosted a conference on military service member and veteran suicide prevention and have submitted a statement on socioeconomic status to a key United States Senate subcommittee.
APA presents testimony on American Indian mascots
PI-GRO worked with Dr. Stephanie Fryberg in preparation for her May 5, 2011 testimony before the Senate Indian Affairs Committee oversight hearing entitled "Stolen Identities: The Impact of Racist Stereotypes on Indigenous People.”
APA sends letter of support for U.S. Commission on Civil Rights bullying briefing
APA members Greg Herek, Ph.D., and Ilan Meyer, Ph.D., provided testimony on LGBT bullying and discrimination at a May 13, 2011, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights briefing on enforcing civil rights laws to protect students from bullying, harassment, and violence.
APA testifies on American Indian/Alaska Native issues in the federal budget
PI-GRO secured the testimony of APA Member Dr. Pamela Deters for a hearing before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on the Interior, Environment and Related Agencies.