The Asian American Foundation (TAAF) Statement on the Release of WHIAANHPI Report to Promote Equity, Justice and Opportunity for AANHPI Communities

Contact: Joy Moh
The Asian American Foundation

Washington, D.C., January 18, 2023 – On Tuesday, January 17, 2023, the Biden-Harris Administration unveiled a national strategy to advance equity, justice, and opportunity for Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AA and NHPI) communities. The National Strategy to Advance Equity, Justice, and Opportunity for Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AA and NHPI) Communities, which includes the White House Initiative on AA and NHPIs’ inaugural report along with 32 federal agency action plans.

TAAF Chief Executive Officer Norman Chen issued the following statement in response to the report:

“TAAF applauds the Biden-Harris Administration on the launch of their first national strategy to support greater equity, justice and opportunity for Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Communities (AA and NHPI). This first of its kind strategy represents a momentous step forward in building greater equity for AA and NHPI communities, building on President Biden’s broader equity agenda and prioritization of the needs of our communities since day one.”

“We are especially heartened to see the national strategy bringing focus and specificity to addressing an increase in violence and hate directed at AA and NHPI communities in the last few years. At TAAF, building belonging and rooting out hate and discrimination against the AAPI community is critical to our mission and we are proud to see the Biden-Harris Administration taking a holistic approach to building greater equity across agencies. We look forward to seeing the result of this important work and continuing to support the efforts outlined by the White House and WHIAANPI.”

You can access the inaugural report by visiting

About The Asian American Foundation:

The Asian American Foundation (TAAF) is a convener, incubator, and funder committed to accelerating opportunity and prosperity for AAPI communities. TAAF supports advocates and organizations committed to AAPI causes so that together we can more effectively take action against hate and violence, and build the infrastructure needed to improve AAPI advocacy, power, and representation across American society. We were founded to solve for the longstanding lack of investment and resources provided to AAPI communities and we strive to be a catalyzing force for creating a permanent and irrevocable sense of belonging for the 23 million Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders living in the United States. For additional information about TAAF, please visit