NEW YORK —In a strong act of resistance, 16 members of the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian American and Pacific Islanders have submitted their resignation to the President. National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF) Interim Executive Director Sung Yeon Choimorrow issued the following statement in response:
“We are proud of our Asian American and Pacific Islander community leaders who have acted courageously and boldly to resist the Trump administration. We applaud these courageous men and women who serve our community and believe that the values and policies of this administration does not mirror or include the values of the communities they serve.
“We are encouraged that more and more Asian American Pacific Islander community members are being vocal and bold in their resistance to the current administration. This administration has demonstrated a lack of care and concern for the wellbeing of women, members of the LGBTQ community, children, immigrants and refugees. The current administration’s positions on women’s rights, public education, access to affordable health care, and their treatment of immigrants and refugees have all been detrimental to our community. We stand in solidarity with these amazing leaders in resisting this administration.”
The National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF) is the only multi-issue, progressive, community organizing, and policy advocacy organization for Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) women and girls in the U.S. NAPAWF’s mission is to build a movement to advance social justice and human rights for AAPI women and girls.