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APIAHF Condemns Anti-Asian Hate and Calls for Racial Healing

WASHINGTON—Over the past year, the COVID-19 pandemic has escalated the number and severity of hate motivated attacks against Asian Americans. Last night, three businesses in Georgia were attacked by an assailant resulting in the murder of eight, including six Asian American women. Juliet K. Choi, president and CEO of the Asian & Pacific Islander American…

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APIAHF Statement on the American Rescue Plan Act

WASHINGTON—Today, President Joe Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act into law and addressed the nation on the COVID-19 pandemic shut down and his plan for recovery.  Juliet K. Choi, president and CEO of the Asian & Pacific American Health Forum (APIAHF) released the following statement: “The COVID-19 pandemic has magnified longstanding structural inequities that…

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APIAHF Applauds the End of Trump-era Public Charge Rule

WASHINGTON—Yesterday, the Biden-Harris administration and the U.S. Department of Justice swiftly ended the defense of the Public Charge Rule of 2019. Earlier that day, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that it will not weigh in on the legality of the Trump-era public charge rule, and the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld an U.S.…

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APIAHF Appoints Juliet K. Choi President of Organization

WASHINGTON—The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) announced today the elevation of Juliet K. Choi as president and chief executive officer of the organization. Since October 2020, Choi has served as CEO, and previously served as executive vice president and chief of staff at APIAHF. As president, Choi will work closely with APIAHF…

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Civil Rights and Racial Justice Organizations Denounce Abhorrent Rise In Anti-Asian Hate Crimes

On behalf of the Racial Equity Anchor Collaborative—the foremost diverse coalition of national racial justice and civil rights organizations representing and serving more than 53 million people in the United States—we condemn in the strongest terms the recent uptick in documented hate incidents including bullying and harassment, hate crimes and violence being perpetuated against Asian…

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APIAHF Statement on Executive Orders to Expand Access to Critical Health Programs

WASHINGTON—Today, President Biden signed two executive orders strengthening access to quality, affordable health care for millions during the COVID-19 pandemic. Juliet K. Choi, chief executive officer of the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) released the following statement: “We applaud President Biden for his decisive action to make sure Americans have every opportunity…

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APIAHF Statement on Presidential Memorandum to Disavow Discrimination Against AANHPIs

WASHINGTON—Today, Juliet K. Choi, chief executive officer of the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) released the following statement on the Presidential Memorandum President Biden signed to disavow discrimination against Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders (AANHPIs): “We applaud President Biden’s bold declaration squarely condemning racism, xenophobia and intolerance against Asian Americans,…

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Leading Civil Rights Groups Call on President Biden to Create White House Racial Equity and Inclusion Office

WASHINGTON, DC—In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, historic racial justice protests, and unprecedented commitment by the executive office to confront systemic racism, the Racial Equity Anchor Collaborative—the foremost diverse coalition of national racial justice and civil rights organizations representing and serving more than 53 million people in the U.S.—is pushing for racial equity to be…

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