Since January 2021, American Pakistani Advicacy Group (APAG) have been providing free COVID-19 testing to the community in Richmond Hill, Queens.
Free COVID-19 testing going on by APAG 7 days a week in Queens at 127-30 101 Ave Richmond Hill, NY 11419. You can make an appointment online at www.testnyc.online or just walk in.
After years of effort, advocacy and engagement with elected officials, the American Pakistani Advocacy Group (APAG) announces its latest collaborative accomplishment. Today, New York State becomes the first state in the United States of America to mark February 5th, “Kashmir Day”. This historic day marks an incredible achievement and monumental progress for our Kashmiri brothers and sisters.
Thank you to Assemblymember Nader Sayegh for sponsoring this resolution.
Co-Sponsor Assembly members: Assembly Member Kevin Byrne, Assembly Member William Colton, Assembly Member Steven Cymbrowitz, Assembly Member Steve Englebright, Assembly Member Harvey Epstein, Assembly Member Donna Lupardo, Assembly Member Angelo Morinello, Assembly Member Amy Paulin, Assembly Member Nick Perry, Assembly Member Rebecca Seawright, Assembly Member Christopher Tague and Assembly Member Stefani Zinerman.
“The State of New York endeavors to champion human rights including the freedom of religion, movement, and expression for all Kashmiri people”.
The 2017 Mayoral race was decided by only 450,000 votes in the Primary. In 2021 there are approximately 350,000 registered Muslim active voters in NYC. Imagine if even half of these Muslims turn out and vote in the Primary!
To participate in this virtual event on March 18th from 7-9 pm, please register here:
New York Mayoral Candidate Forum!
Advancing the Muslim Agenda for 2021 & Beyond.
New York City is home to 22% (1 million) of US Muslims according to the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding. The American Muslim community is one of the most ethnically and racially diverse communities that reside in all 5 boroughs, and are fully integrated into American society. According to Emgage data, there were 350,000 active Muslim voters across the 5 boroughs.
Confirmed candidates to attend:
Andrew Yang, Eric Adams, Scott Stringer, Ray McGuire, Shaun Donovan, Kathryn Garcia and Carlos Menchaca.
Starting in 2021, New York City will use Ranked Choice Voting in primary and special elections for local offices. You can rank up to 5 candidates in order of preference, instead of choosing just one. You can still vote for just one candidate if you prefer. The next Ranked Choice Voting elections will be on March 23rd, 2021 in special elections for NYC Council Districts 11 and 15 in the Bronx. Find upcoming election dates and deadlines at www.voting.nyc.
We want to make sure that our community is aware of these changes and how to effectively utilize them to cast your ballot. If anyone needs additional information or has any questions regarding this revamped system of voting please feel free to contact us!
NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer and American Pakistani Advocacy Group (APAG) Prevailing Wage Workshop