The Asian and Pacific Islander (API) Democratic Caucus, the Filipino American Caucus, the California Young Democrats Asian and Pacific Islander Caucus, and California Democratic Party Secretary Jenny Bach are launching a statewide Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month campaign that is reflective of our stories and values to feature API activists and leaders throughout the state.
As hate crimes against the API community are on the rise, exacerbated by racist language issued by the federal administration, we must continue to support our community and elevate our collective API voices.
Throughout this month, we will be highlighting individuals to hear an account of their journeys from overcoming barriers to their personal achievements. We hope that these stories serve to inspire and encourage our Democratic communities to join us in celebrating API Heritage Month and to take a stand against hate and backlash toward California’s API communities.
Melissa Ramoso, CDP API Caucus Chair
Nicole Villaruz, CDP Filipino Caucus Chair
Faith Lee, CYD API Caucus Chair
Jenny Bach, CDP Secretary