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APIAHF Congratulates Krystal Ka’ai on Historic Appointment to Head the White House Initiative on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders

WASHINGTON – The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) congratulates Krystal Ka’ai on her appointment to serve as executive director of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (WHIAANHPI). Ka’ai, the long-time executive director of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) is the first Native Hawaiian to serve as…

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APIAHF Applauds Biden Administration’s Enforcement of Healthcare Nondiscrimination Protections

WASHINGTON – On Monday, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that enforcement of Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Title IX’s prohibitions on discrimination based on sex will include prohibitions against discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. This announcement reverses the Trump administration’s multiple attempts to remove protections…

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Anchor Joint Statement on Rick Santorum’s Racist Remarks

Civil Rights and Racial Justice Organizations Demand Accountability from CNN in Wake of Rick Santorum’s Racist Remarks WASHINGTON – Rick Santorum, a former GOP Senator from Pennsylvania, Republican presidential candidate and senior CNN political commentator, recently made racist remarks at a conservative youth conference that perpetuate the systemic erasure against the influences of indigenous peoples…

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APIAHF Statement on the Biden-Harris Administration’s First 100 Days

WASHINGTON – Tonight, President Joe Biden addressed Congress and the nation on his first 100 days in office. Juliet K. Choi, president and CEO of the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum, released the following statement: “In their first 100 days in office, President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris have reversed an inventory of…

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APIAHF Applauds Bipartisan Passage of the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act in Senate

WASHINGTON – Today, in a 94-1 vote, the Senate passed an expanded version of the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act, which addresses the rise in hate crimes and violence against the Asian American and Pacific Islander community. The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum president and CEO, Juliet K. Choi issued the following statement: “The passage of…

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Anchor Joint Statement on Chauvin Verdict

Civil Rights and Racial Justice Organizations Applaud Chauvin Verdict: Accountability in the Courtroom One Step in Journey to Justice WASHINGTON – Guilty on all three charges. This verdict, while unexpected in light of far too many past cases like this, does not bring George Floyd back. Nothing will. Given America’s shameful history of failing to…

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Anchor Joint Statement on Wright & Toledo Murders

Civil Rights and Racial Justice Organizations Denounce Police Murders of Daunte Wright and Adam Toledo WASHINGTON –It is with deep anguish that our organizations remember Daunte Wright of Brooklyn Center, MN and Adam Toledo of Chicago, IL, the two young lives most recently taken by our nation’s ongoing police brutality and violence. As devastating events that…

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APIAHF Statement on the Verdict in Chauvin Trial

WASHINGTON –Today, former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted on all charges—second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter—in the death of George Floyd. Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum president and CEO Juliet K. Choi issued the following statement: “Mr. George Floyd’s family and friends are in our hearts today. It has been…

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APIAHF & NAPABA Launch Combat Hate Crimes Toolkit in 24 Languages

WASHINGTON – In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, there have been nearly 4,000 recorded hate incidents against the Asian American community, and this number continues to rise. Earlier this week, President Biden announced additional actions to respond to Anti-Asian Violence, Xenophobia and Bias. Attorney General Garland announced a 30-day review to assess the government’s…

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COVID-19 Culturally and Linguistically Accessible Resource for Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Communities Launched

WASHINGTON – Today, the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) and 27 national and community Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AA NHPI) organizations, in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, launched the National AA NHPI Health Response Partnership (the Partnership) to offer culturally and linguistically accessible resources for AA NHPI communities.…

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