CPC & NY State Assembly Celebrates the Newly Formed Asian Pacific American Legislative Task Force
On May 18, 2017, the NY State Assembly announced the formation of the Asian Pacific American Legislative Task Force (APALTF). This is the first time in New York State's history that a government body has been formed solely to represent the Asian American Pacific Islander community. The mission of APALTF is to research and advocate for issues, policies and laws that impact the members of the Asian American and Pacific Islander community. Assemblymember Ron Kim, who spearheaded the initial effort to form the APALTF, Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, Assemblymember Yuh-Line Niou, fellow Assemblymembers and community supporters gathered at Flushing Townhall to celebrate the formation of the Task Force.
CPC President & CEO, Wayne Ho, said "The Chinese-American Planning Council, Inc. is excited about the creation of the Asian Pacific American Legislative Task Force. This is an important action in recognizing the fastest growing community in New York, Asian Pacific Americans. We would like to thank Speaker Heastie and Assemblymembers Kim and Niou for their leadership, and we look forward to working with the Task Force to promote economic self-sufficiency for our community."