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2021 Legislative Priorities

Pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 15.0145, the Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans is a state agency created to advise the Legislature and the Governor on issues of importance to Asian Pacific Minnesotans, advocate on behalf of this community on these issues, and serve as a broker between the Asian Pacific community and the rest of Minnesota.
 
Priority Issues*
 
The Council will actively track and pursue legislation in the following areas:
  • Healthcare access
  • Equity and social justice
  • Achievement gap
  • Immigration rights
  • Affordable housing
 
Ongoing Positions
 
The Council, in addition to its annual legislative priorities derived from community input, 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.
  • Collection of disaggregated data to better inform policy making on issues of importance to Asian Pacific Minnesotans.
  • Increased understanding of violence against Minnesota’s Asian Pacific women and children.
 
*These issues were self-identified as high priority in the 2021 Legislative Priorities Survey.
 
Board Approved on February 4, 2021. Click here for a .pdf
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