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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:
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:
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:
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:
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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