Coalition launches resume bank for AAPI who want to work in Los Angeles government

Advocates representing the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community are urging newly elected officials in Los Angeles to hire more diverse candidates for key staff positions.

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.

“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,” Manjusha Kulkarni, executive director of AAPI Equity Alliance and co-founder of Stop AAPI Hate, said in a statement.

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