Launch of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific IslandersPresident Biden Announces Intent to Appoint Commissioners to the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders DECEMBER 20, 2021WASHINGTON – Today, President Biden announced his intent to appoint the following leaders as commissioners to the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders: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 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. The Commission will include civic leaders from across the country and will reflect the rich diversity of AANHPI communities across the United States.Today, the White House Initiative on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders was officially launched! We look forward to the important work ahead with Co-Chairs Katherine Tai and Xavier Becerra, and Executive Director Krystal Ka'ai.➡️ https://t.co/5o9xMC0NFg pic.twitter.com/AKgN1Ssfwu— Advancing Justice | AAJC (@AAAJ_AAJC) December 9, 2021Advancing Justice – AAJC Statement in Response to White House Initiative on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders: 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.”Today’s official launch of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders marks an historic moment of representation and belonging for the AAPI community. Congratulations to Co-Chairs, @AmbassadorTai and @SecBecerra for their leadership. pic.twitter.com/DQqU7J2dGl— The Asian American Foundation (@taaforg) December 9, 2021Today is the official launch of @WHIAANHPI!We look forward to working with Co-Chairs @AmbassadorTai & @SecBecerra and Executive Director Krystal Ka'ai to continue our shared goals of uplifting our communities and protecting our civil rights.Read more:https://t.co/4t7PhRxwDX— APIAVote | #StopAsianHate (@APIAVote) December 9, 2021We are thrilled that @POTUS has launched the White House Initiative on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (WHIAANHPI)! Thank you to @NCAPAtweets for working with @WhiteHouse and @HHSgov on this important initiative. @SEARAC statement: https://t.co/fm3Lo8RUAd— SEARAC (@SEARAC) December 9, 2021NCAPA Coalition Celebrates the Launch of WHIAANHPI: Washington, D.C.—NCAPA issued the following statement after the administration announced the official launch of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders (WHIAANHPI) and the Initiative’s new Co-Chairs Katherine Tai and Xavier Becerra. The Initiative will be housed under the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).