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2020 Legislative Priorities

Pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 15.0145, the Council works toward economic, social, legal, and political equality for Minnesotans of Asian and Pacific Islander (API) heritage.

Priority Issues*

The Council will actively track and pursue legislation in the following areas:

  • Higher Education Affordability and Access
  • Data Disaggregation
  • Healthcare Access
  • Equity and Social Justice
  • Immigration Rights

Ongoing Positions

The Council will actively advocate for legislation that achieves the following:

  • Programs and services that are respectful of and responsive to the linguistically and culturally diverse communities of Minnesota, including Asian Pacific Minnesotans.
  • Continued collection of more nuanced data, such as data being collected by the Department of Education pursuant to the All Kids Count Act, to better inform  policy-making on issues of importance to Asian Pacific Minnesotans.
  • Increased understanding of the causes and prevention of violence against Minnesota’s Asian Pacific women and children.  

*  These issues were self-identified as high priority in the 2019 Legislative Priorities Survey. 

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