White House AAPI Stakeholder Zoom Event

By July 8

July 8th at 3:30 PM ET, the WH Office of Public Engagement will host an AAPI Stakeholders Call for leaders across the country to connect directly with the White House. There will be an update from Bharat Ramamurti with the WH National Economic Council on the President’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework, Josh Peck w/ HHS on their “We Can Do this” Covid-19 Education & Outreach Campaign specific to the AAPI community, Linda Shim w/ WH PPO on AAPI Nominees, and also remarks from Erika Moritsugu w/ WH Chief of Staff’s Office.

To join, please register at this link:


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Rep. Grace Meng Elected New Chair of CAPAC Leadership PAC

By April 13

NBC News, 4/13/16

Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY), the first Asian-American Congress member from New York State, has been elected the new chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) Leadership PAC, the organization announced Wednesday. She succeeds Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA), who founded the Leadership PAC and will remain on its executive board as immediate past chair.

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Will the U.S. Supreme Court get its first Asian American justice?

By March 11

Washington Post, 3/11/16

“We think that this is our time,” said Christopher Kang, national director of the National Council of Asian Pacific Americans. Kang worked in the White House for six years, helping to shepherd Obama’s past two Supreme Court nominees through their Senate confirmations and later handling judicial nominations in the Office of the White House Counsel.

Kang, along with other leaders of Asian American legal, business and civil rights groups, is urging White House officials at least to have an Asian American among the final candidates granted interviews with Obama. “What we are saying is, give us fair consideration,” said Tina Matsuoka, executive director of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association.

“Why shouldn’t we have an [Asian American] Supreme Court justice?” said Lorna Ho Randlett, founder and co-chair of the Leaders Forum, a business and civic leadership group for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. “If they’re qualified, and on the shortlist and ready to go, if not now, when?”

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