As we observe AAPI Heritage month, we have an opportunity to reflect on how much we have accomplished throughout the Obama Administration for the Asian American and Pacific Islander community and acknowledge the work that is still to be done to empower those in need.
Through numerous briefings and town hall meetings, we have heard many of you describe some of these needs: the importance of health insurance for those who cannot afford it, the urgency to fix our education system, the need for immigration reform to fix the broken system, the plight of small business owners working to keep their businesses afloat.
Throughout the month of May, we are posting regular blogs that detail the work of this Administration to address those needs. We will also be hosting a White House Briefing tomorrow from 12:00 p.m. ET to 2:00 p.m. ET to continue this conversation with various White House and Agency leaders. This event will be live-streamed at obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/live and we hope that you’ll join us. Here is an agenda for the event:
Kiran Ahuja, Executive Director, White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
Congresswoman Judy Chu, Chair of CAPAC
Jobs & Economy
Portia Wu, Senior Policy Advisor, White House Domestic Policy Council
Felicia Escobar, Senior Policy Advisor, White House Domestic Policy Council
Dr. Howard Koh, Assistant Secretary for Health, Department of Health & Human Services
Martha Kanter, Under Secretary of Education, Department of Education
Gautam Raghavan is an Associate Director in the White House Office of Public Engagement.