CAPAC Chair Praises White House National Strategy to Advance Equity, Justice, and Opportunity for AANHPIs

Jan 17, 2023 Issues: Civil Rights, Economic Development, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Task Force

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the White House released its first-ever National Strategy to Advance Equity, Justice, and Opportunity for Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AA and NHPI) Communities comprising the White House Initiative on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (WHIAANHPI)’s inaugural report and action plans prepared by 32 federal agencies, which build on the work of the Biden-Harris Administration in its first two years.

CAPAC Chair Judy Chu (CA-28) released the following statement:

“I applaud the Biden Administration on their launch of a national strategy to advance equity, justice, and opportunity for Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities. Since Day One, President Biden has worked to ensure that our communities’ needs were being addressed, and in May 2021, he signed an executive order to advance equity for AANHPIs, by establishing WHIAANHPI, and requiring federal agencies to prepare plans outlining actions they would take to meet this goal.

“I thank President Biden, Vice President Harris, and WHIAANHPI for their leadership in working with federal agencies to develop equity plans and for including the voices of experts and impacted communities in their report on issues that are the most pressing for AANHPIs, including data disaggregation, language access, anti-Asian hate, COVID-19 recovery, workforce diversity, civil rights, and much more. Today’s launch of this national strategy is a historic step forward for all AANHPI communities across the nation. As Chair of CAPAC, I look forward to continuing our caucus’ ongoing work with the White House, WHIAANHPI, and federal agencies to implement these significant plans together.”