The power of AAPI representation

For Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Heritage Month, AAPI Equity Alliance engaged with members of congress and fellow advocates in Washington, D.C. about the tremendous work of our coalition and the power of the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community!

Thank you to our elected leaders and staff from the offices of Senator Mazie Hirono, Senator Alex Padilla, Congresswoman Judy Chu, Congresswoman Grace Meng, Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, Congressman Ted Lieu and Congressman Adam Schiff for listening to our updates on critical issues impacting our communities, including coalition-wide efforts on anti-AAPI hate and mental health services.

We were thrilled to honor the progress made for AAPIs at ‘Lasting Legacies’, the 25-year commemoration of the White House Initiative on Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders (WHIAANHPI).

While we celebrate, we also reflect on the leadership of our predecessors that led to the possibility of today’s wave of AAPI representation. AAPI Equity Alliance is committed to continuing in their footsteps, serving as a voice to uplift what we hear from our communities to every level of government. Representation matters – to be seen and heard is crucial for meaningful change, especially as we approach this year’s Presidential election.