In a joint statement released on Jan. 4, AAPI Equity Alliance and Asian Americans Advancing Justice Southern California called upon newly elected Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass, city councilmembers and county supervisors to diversify their staff.
This includes considering, hiring, and promoting qualified staff at all levels — including at senior levels — with the cultural expertise and understanding to meaningfully engage Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities.
Nonprofits AAPI Equity Alliance and Asian Americans Advancing Justice Southern California issued a statement urging elected officials in Los Angeles County to improve diverse representation in their staffing.
Throughout L.A., politicians elected in November are scrambling to staff their offices. A "resumé bank" has been created to encourage the hiring of more Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, who are underrepresented in local politics.
Several major law enforcement regions, including Los Angeles County, New York, Miami, and Chicago did not submit data for the FBI’s 2021 Uniform Crime Reports, which likely led to a dramatic under-count of hate crimes.
AAPI Equity Alliance (AAPI Equity) hosted a post-election debrief recently, with representatives from Asian Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote) and the Center for Asian Americans United for Self-Empowerment (CAUSE) joining them in discussing voter turnout and trends from the midterm elections in Los Angeles.
AAPI Equity Alliance (formerly, A3PCON) is a coalition of community-based organizations that advocates for the rights and needs of the Asian and Pacific Islander American community.