Emma Shainwald


June 1st, 2022

Washington, DC—The National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA) met with Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Shalanda Young and Deputy Director Nani A. Coloretti to discuss priority issues for the AANHPI community, including data disaggregation and greater community visibility throughout government rulemaking. OMB is a critical agency in implementing the President’s vision across the government, and it is directly involved in budget, regulatory, and other important decisions related to agency operations. OMB has played an important role in advancing data equity as part of the President’s commitment to racial equity, aligning with the longstanding goal of data disaggregation for AANHPI communities.

“Under the historic leadership of Director Young and Deputy Director Coloretti, the first women of color to lead OMB, the path to advancing racial equity throughout the government continues to become more clear. We thank them for their commitment to work with our coalition to ensure the diversity and unique challenges of Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities are better accounted for by federal agencies. We are especially encouraged by the progress made towards improving data disaggregation at the federal level as a core competency across government. While much remains to be done, our members are committed to seeing the work through.”

Participating NCAPA member organizations included:

  • Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC
  • Asian & Pacific Islander Health Forum (APIAHF)
  • Asian Pacific Partners for Empowerment, Advocacy and Leadership (APPEAL)
  • Asian Pacific Islander American Scholars (APIA Scholars)
  • Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA)
  • Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO)
  • Center for Asian Pacific American Women (CAPAW)
  • Council of Korean Americans (CKA)
  • Empowering Pacific Islander Communities (EPIC)
  • Hmong National Development (HND)
  • Japanese American Citizens League (JACL)
  • Laotian American National Alliance (LANA)
  • National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF)
  • National Asian Pacific Center on Aging (NAPCA)
  • National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development (National CAPACD)
  • OCA-Asian Pacific American Advocates
  • South Asian Bar Association (SABA)
  • Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF)
  • Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC)


Based in Washington, D.C., the National Council of Asian Pacific Americans is a coalition of thirty-eight national Asian Pacific American organizations that represent the interests of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) communities and to provide a national voice for our communities’ concerns.