The President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (PAC-AAPI) submitted their 2020 Report: Advancing Economic Empowerment for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders – A Call to Action. This report is intended to provide a roadmap for the Executive Branch to implement transformational solutions that ensure full AAPI participation in the U.S. economy. Specifically, and in accordance with the President’s Executive Order 13872 on Economic Empowerment of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, the Commission recommends the following: 1) Report better data on the AAPI experience; 2) Expand AAPI workforce development opportunities; 3) Enhance access to economic resources and opportunities for AAPI-owned enterprises; and, 4) Improve the economic condition of U.S. Pacific Islanders.
Background: The White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI) and the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (PAC-AAPI) work collaboratively to broaden Asian American and Pacific Islander access to economic resources and opportunities and thus empower AAPIs to improve the quality of their lives, raise the standard of living of their families and communities, and more fully participate in our economy. Per Executive Order 13872 on the Economic Empowerment of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, the Commission shall provide advice to the President, through the Secretary of Commerce and the Secretary of Transportation, who serve as Co-Chairs of the White House Initiative on Asian American and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI).
Read PAC-AAPI 2020 Report to the President: Here.