Dear A3PCON members,
We hope today is treating you well! As many of you know, A3PCON is a member of two redistricting coalitions, which submitted map proposals to the LA city, LA county, and CA state redistricting commissions. You can check them out here:
It’s been two weeks since TIME magazine announced its Top 100 most influential people of 2021, which included Stop AAPI Hate co-founders Cynthia Choi, Russell Jeung, and me. We were honored and truly humbled to receive this recognition.
On September 11, 2001, I was awoken by the wails of my toddler at 5:00 AM. After hearing on NPR that a plane crashed into the north tower of the World Trade Center, I took my year-old daughter out of her crib and headed to the family room to watch the early coverage on CNN. I happened to catch a live shot of the second Boeing 767 dissecting the south tower. Like millions of my fellow Americans, I was aghast at what I saw. And I was in no way prepared for the senseless loss of lives and what this tragedy would mean for my community.