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  • The White House named the leaders President Biden is appointing to his AAPI advisory committee.
  • Members making up the advisory committee include actor Daniel Dae Kim.
  • Reported incidents targeting Asian Americans reached more than 9,000 since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic.

The White House named leaders President Biden is appointing to his AAPI advisory committee on Monday.

“The Commission will advise the President on ways the public, private, and non-profit sectors can work together to advance equity and opportunity for every Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) community,” the White House said in a news release


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“The Commission is also charged with advising the President on policies to address anti-Asian xenophobia and violence, ways to build capacity in AANHPI communities through federal grantmaking and policies to address the intersectional barriers that AANHPI women, LGBTQ+ people, and people with disabilities face.”

Members making up the advisory committee include President and Chief Executive Officer of International Community Health Services Teresita Batayola, actor Daniel Dae Kim and Silicon Valley tech executive Ajay Bhutoria, among others.

Reported incidents targeting Asian Americans reached more than 9,000 since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. 


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Published on Dec 21, 2021