FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 16, 2023
CONTACT: Virginia Lucy,

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF) commends the Biden Administration’s Executive Order on Further Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through The Federal Government

Racial and gender injustice continue to impact the economic livelihood of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) women. AANHPI women working full-time and part-time in 2020 on average made 75 cents for every dollar paid to their white, non-Hispanic male counterparts. This wage gap plays a large role in hindering AANHPI women’s economic agency and autonomy.

“We celebrate the work that the Biden Administration has done to ensure AANHPI communities’ perspectives and priorities are included in the Administration’s racial equity work, including language access services, data disaggregation, and other investments in underserved communities,” says Sung Yeon Choimorrow, Executive Director of NAPAWF. “We look forward to continued partnership with the White House and the White House Initiative on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders (WHIAANHPI) to advance racial 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.