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.
The Council will actively track and pursue legislation in the following areas:
- Healthcare access
- Equity and social justice
- Achievement gap
- Immigration rights
- Affordable housing
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.