Advancing Justice – AAJC Statement in Response to White House Initiative on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders

Advancing Justice – AAJC applauds official launch of WHIAANHPI and announcement of co-chairs.
For Immediate Release
Michelle Boykins (202) 296-2300, ext. 0144

Washington, D.C. — December 9, 2021 — Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC (Advancing Justice | AAJC) responds to the official launch of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (WHIAANHPI).

John C. Yang, Advancing Justice – AAJC president and executive director states:

“We are excited to begin working WHIAANHPI to ensure coordination between government agencies, national groups, and community organizations.

Advancing Justice – AAJC also applauds the selection of WHIAANHPI’s co-chairs Katherine Tai, the first woman of color to head the Office of U.S. Trade Representative, and Xavier Becerra, a former Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus member and ally to the Asian American community.

With longtime Asian American rights champion and civil rights advocate Krystal Ka'ai as the Executive Director, we are confident that WHIAANHPI will fulfill its mission to better serve the AANHPI community."