President Biden Announces Actions to Anti-Asian Violence

Sacramento, CA – Today, President Biden is announcing new actions to respond to the increase in acts of anti-Asian violence, and to advance safety, inclusion, and belonging for all Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities. These actions build on the President’s Memorandum Condemning and Combating Racism, Xenophobia, and Intolerance Against Asian Americans and […]

Governor Newsom Nominates Assemblymember Rob Bonta

Sacramento, CA – Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Association (APAPA) applauds Governor Newsom for nominating Assemblymember Rob Bonta to become the next California Attorney General. In January, APAPA joined a broad cross-section of leaders, including current and former Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) elected officials, community leaders, and organizations, calling for the appointment […]

APAPA Expresses Condolences for the Lives Lost in Georgia Shootings


Sacramento, CA – The Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Association (APAPA) is deeply saddened and hurt by the recent tragedy that took place in Georgia on March 16, 2021. It is with a grave heart that we offer our condolences to the families of Daoyou Feng, 44; Delaina Yaun, 33; Paul Michels, 54; Xiaojie […]

APAPA Applauds Support for the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act

Sacramento, CA – APAPA applauds U.S. Senator Alex Padilla (D-CA) and Representative Grace Meng (D-NY) for supporting and co-sponsoring U.S. Senator Mazie Hirono’s (D-HI) proposed legislation for the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act that would force the U.S. Justice Department to prioritize and expedite reviews of COVID-19 related hate crimes targeting Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. According to many news sources, hate crimes […]

Yen Marshall to Retire From APAPA

Sacramento, CA – Yen Marshall, APAPA National Executive Director, has announced that she will retire from her position at the end of April 2021. Starting on May 1, 2021, she will serve as an advisor to the National Executive Committee to ensure a smooth transition at the national headquarters. Yen recently went through the unexpected […]