APAPA Joins Other AAPI Organizations in Urging Case Against Dr.Anming Hu to Be Dropped

Sacramento, CA – A group of national organizations urged the case against Dr. Anming Hu be dropped after his trial ended in a mistrial this week. Hu is the first-ever professor tried under the Justice Department’s “China Initiative,” a Trump-era program, which targeted China’s economic espionage. The Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Association (APAPA) […]

APAPA Backs Plan to Address Inequities and Hate Violence Impacting API Community

Sacramento, CA – The Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Association (APAPA) joins with a statewide coalition of over 150 community organizations in supporting the $210 million API Equity Budget proposal, sponsored by the California API Legislative Caucus to address historic inequities and surge of violence impacting our API communities in California. The COVID-19 pandemic […]

President Biden Signs the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act

Sacramento, CA – The Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Association (APAPA) expresses its gratitude to President Biden for signing the Covid-19 Hate Crimes Act on Thursday, in response to the rise in hate attacks against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) during the coronavirus pandemic. The legislation spearheaded by Democratic Senator Mazie Hirono of […]

Stop AAPI Hate Report

Sacramento, CA – A national coalition addressing anti-Asian racism released a new report today (May 6, 2021) on the thousands of hate incidents against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders over the past year across the country. This report covers the 6,603 incident reports to Stop AAPI Hate from March 19, 2020, to March 31, 2021. […]

Senate Passes Bill to Fight Hate Crimes Against Asian Americans

Sacramento, CA – APAPA applauds the bipartisan 94-1 Senate vote that would strengthen federal efforts in addressing hate crimes directed towards Asian Americans. Since the pandemic hit the U.S. in early 2020, verbal and physical abuse, hate crimes, and violence against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) have increased nearly 400%. This bipartisan vote was […]