Community, Allyship & Joy: Stop AAPI Hate June Newsletter

July 2023
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Last month, we joined our allies in California to secure a major victory for the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities, with Governor Newsom signing budget legislation that recommits to the API Equity Budget. As part of this decision, an extra $40 million has been earmarked, in addition to the initial $166.5 million allocation from the API Equity Budget in 2021.

The API Equity Budget has been a crucial instrument in the fight against anti-AAPI hate, racism, and discrimination within the state of California. This additional funding will bolster critical victim services, violence prevention efforts, and other initiatives aimed at fostering community safety.

This wouldn’t have been possible without the support and advocacy of the AAPI Legislative Caucus, and a coalition of over 100 AAPI and allied organizations, including Stop AAPI Hate, who played a pivotal role in pushing this through to the finish line. You can learn more about the impact by reading our full statement. 

Keep scrolling for more on what our coalition – and our broader AAPI communities – were up to this JuneAnd if you have something worth sharing, please send a message to  

Updates from our coalition

In honor of Pride Month, Stop AAPI Hate highlighted and celebrated LGBTQ+ individuals and organizations within our diverse communities, recognizing and exploring the convergence of AAPI and LGBTQ+ identities.

We announced new job openings across our communications, advocacy, and research teams.

Updates from our communities

After over 50 years, the Supreme Court’s Decision in SFFA v. Harvard and SFFA v. University of North Carolina overturned race-conscious admissions (affirmative action), jeopardizing years of progress for students of color. The Stop AAPI Hate coalition’s founding organizations, Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA) and AAPI Equity Alliance, released statements condemning the decision. Click here to read CAA’s and click here for AAPI Equity Alliance’s.

We remember the late Vincent Chin, a Chinese American, who died after two autoworkers mistook him for Japanese and attacked him in 1982. Ultimately, bringing to light the dangers of anti-Asian scapegoating. 

Don Tomaki, who fought for reparations for the forced incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II is now advocating for reparations for the Black community for their enslavement. 

A new report fromAAPI Data and Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP) shows how nonprofits focused on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders addressed the urgent needs of their communities during the COVID-19 crisis.

The U.S. Mint announced it is featuring a Native Hawaiian woman, Edith Kanaka’ole, on the U.S. Quarter for the first time.

The ACLU, the Chinese American Legal Defense Alliance, and the Asian American Legal Defense & Education Fund filed a lawsuit against Florida in opposition to their anti-Chinese land ban (SB 264) signed into law in May.

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