Asian Pacific Americans for Progress Nominate APALA-DC Member for 2011 Unsung Hero Honor

Asian Pacific Americans for Progress unveil their 2011 Unsung Heroes and we are proud to announce that APALA-DC’s very own member, Aileen Mercado has made the cut!

“Unsung Heroes were selected for championing the hard progressive values in 2011, before it was cool, in what I consider to be a somewhat hostile political climate (read: attacks on women’s health, immigration, voting rights, etc),” says Olivia Chow of APAP. Read more about the mechanics of the competition here.

Aileen has been instrumental in advocating for the rights of international teachers in Baltimore County through her active participation in her union. She is the first and only international teacher to become a Board member of the Baltimore Teachers Union, a local of AFT. To learn more about Aileen’s nomination, click here.

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