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RELEASE DATE

May 1st, 2024

Organization Marks 20 Years of Service to the AANHPI Community, Releases 2024 Policy Platform

The National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA), a coalition of 41 members who provide a national voice for Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander issues, celebrates the start of Asian American Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander Heritage Month. May is a month to uplift the diversity and the resilience of our community.

This Heritage Month, NCAPA celebrates the release of our 2024 Policy Platform, a substantive set of policy recommendations on how to support the AANHPI community and materially address the issues we face. This policy platform is the culmination of over two years of work by all of our coalition members.

NCAPA will continue to uplift AANHPI community stories over the coming weeks, connecting with policymakers to highlight our community’s policy priorities across key areas, including civil rightshealthimmigrationeducationhousing and economic justicetechnologyworker rights; and AA and NHPI visibility.

Despite the progress NCAPA has made, our work is not done. We remain committed to building a world where Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders work together to shape our own future as part of the broader racial justice movement and advance our communities and country towards a common purpose of progress, prosperity and well-being for all.

“This AANHPI Heritage Month, we celebrate NCAPA’s historic advocacy wins on improving data equity – such working with the Office of Management and Budget to update SPD 15 by outlining guidance on disaggregating data on various AANHPI ethnicities – and improving language access to ensure that our community members with limited English proficiency are able to access the services they need,” said Gregg Orton, National Director of NCAPA. “We continue to champion key policy changes for our community with the release of our 2024 Policy Platform. Now more than ever, it is vital for policy makers and elected officials to listen to the collective voice of the AANHPI community and enact material change.”

Based in Washington, D.C., the National Council of Asian Pacific Americans is a coalition of forty-one national Asian Pacific American organizations. We represent the interests of Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AA and NHPI) communities and provide a national voice for our communities’ concerns.