FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 20, 2022
WASHINGTON D.C. – This week, the Biden-Harris Administration released its National Strategy to Advance Equity, Justice, and Opportunity for Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Communities. The National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF) celebrates the tremendous work of the White House Initiative on Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders (WHIAANHPI) in creating this historic strategic plan to uplift and address the unique needs of our communities.
WHIAANHPI’s National Strategy, created in partnership with 32 federal agencies, will address anti-Asian hate and discrimination, data disaggregation, language access, and the economic, health, and immigration needs of our communities. NAPAWF has long advocated for the need for disaggregated data, expanded language access, and expanding immigrant access to health care and we are heartened to see the Biden-Harris Administration’s continued commitment to achieving equity, justice, and opportunity for AANHPIs.
“The ‘model minority’ myth has long made AANHPI women and our unique needs invisible. We are grateful for the Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to continue addressing the barriers our communities face,” says Sung Yeon Choimorrow, Executive Director of NAPAWF. “There is a lot of work ahead to invest in our communities but we look forward to partnering with the White House in this bold national strategy to achieve equity.”
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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 collective power so that all AAPI women and girls can have full agency over our lives, our families, and our communities.