AAPI organizations urge L.A. officials to diversify staff

According to their Jan. 4 statement, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are underrepresented in key city and county leadership and staff positions despite comprising 16% of Los Angeles County’s population, according to the U.S. Census

“Our community has really struggled in the past several years, due to the pandemic and anti-Asian scapegoating and hate, compounded by the lack of government attention and resources,” executive director of AAPI Equity Alliance and co-founder of Stop AAPI Hate Manjusha Kulkarni said. 

AAPI Equity Alliance also unveiled their AAPI resume bank to be utilized by elected officials to employ AAPI individuals seeking government positions. Kulkarni emphasized the need for staff to reflect the diversity of L.A. County and the establishment of senior advisor positions dedicated to AAPI issues.

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