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Press Releases 

Press Releases

June 26, 2026: 
Virginia Asian American and Pacific Islander Caucus Expresses Disappointment at the United States Supreme Court's Affirmative Action Decision

January 11, 2023: 
Virginia Asian American and Pacific Islander Caucus Release Their Policy Priorities for the 2023 General Assembly Session

October 3, 2022: 
Delegate Kathy Tran Elected New Chair of the Virginia Asian American and Pacific Islander Caucus

September 20, 2022: 
VAAPIC Reflects on the Impact of Former Delegate Mark Keam

August 26, 2022: 
VAAPIC Opposes Delay in the Public Hearing Process for the 2022 History and Social Science Standards of Learning Revision

May 17, 2022:
VAAPIC shares grief and outrage over the senseless acts of hateful violence targeting people of color and vulnerable communities across the nation

May 3, 2022:
VAAPIC responds to the leaked Supreme Court draft opinion regarding reproductive healthcare

May 2, 2022:
VAAPIC commemorates Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month of May

April 30, 2022:
VAAPIC recognizes the significance of April 30th for the Vietnamese Diaspora

April 29, 2022:
Statement from VAAPIC Chair Delegate Mark Keam on the Thirtieth Anniversary of the beginning of the Los Angeles Riots

April 21, 2022:
VAAPIC Condemns Vandalism at the West End Islamic Center in Henrico County

March 25, 2022:
VAAPIC Urges for Refugee Funding in Biennial Budget

March 11, 2022:
VAAPIC is Disappointed but Not Surprised by the Youngkin Administration's Report on "Inherently Divisive Policies, Programs, Training, and Curricula"

February 18, 2022:
VAAPIC Reports Progress as the State Legislature Crosses Midpoint of Session

January 19, 2022:
VAAPIC Announces Policy Priorities for 2022 GA Session

January 5, 2022:
Virginia's AAPI State Legislators Strongly Support the Governor's Proposed Biennial Budget

October 17, 2021:
2022 Biennial Budget Request to Governor Northam

August 16, 2021:
VAAPIC Calls on the US Government to Assist and Protect the Safe Passage of Afghans at Risk of Persecution

August 11, 2021:
Successful Conclusion of the Special Legislative Session


July 12, 2021:
ARPA Funding Request to Governor Northam 

May 24, 2021:
VAAPIC Statement on the Federal COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act

March 25, 2021:
Virginia General Assembly Establishes the Asian American & Pacific Islander Caucus

March 19, 2021: 
State Legislators Decry the Ongoing Attacks and Violence Against AAPI Communities Across the Nation

June 27th, 2022:
Legislative Briefing

Virginia Asian American and Pacific Islander Caucus members reported on the progress made on our 2022 legislative agenda, explained the nuances of how the Virginia state budget will impact our communities throughout the Commonwealth, and spoke on how we will approach the next legislative session.



March 8th, 2022:
Legislative Briefing

Virginia AAPI Caucus members gave an update on the Midpoint of the 2022 General Assembly Session.

February 24th, 2022: Floor Speech

Delegate Kathy Tran delivers a floor speech in the Virginia House of Delegates, advocating for funding that would connect refugees and limited English proficient speakers to vital services

February 24th, 2022: 
Floor Speech

Delegate Suhas Subramanyam delivered a floor speech in the Virginia House of Delegates honoring Black History Month.

February 8th, 2022 Legislative Briefing:

Members of the Virginia Asian American and Pacific Islander Caucus gave updates on the status of AAPI Caucus priority legislation and participated in a Q&A with attendees.

February 3, 2022:
Floor Speech

Chair Mark Keam delivered a floor speech in the Virginia House of Delegate in recognition of Black History Month, Lunar New Year, and the changing face of Virginia.

April 21, 2021: Community Listening Session

Members of the Virginia AAPI Caucus met with AAPI community groups and individuals across the Commonwealth to hear their priorities and thoughts on how to #StopAsianHate

March 26, 2021 Press Announcement: 

Several members of the Virginia House of Delegates and State Senate announced the formation of the Virginia Asian American & Pacific Islander Caucus (VAAPIC).

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