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Uniting the Voices of San Francisco’s API Community

For years, policy advocates and individual organizations have looked to local government for support, but their voices weren’t enough to leverage funding. API Council is a 40-member citywide coalition that advocates for equitable policies and resources on behalf of API communities. Our 40-members serve over 250,000 API residents in San Francisco. The API Council has advocated for funding to sustain and expand core services in housing, and health and human services.

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Asian Pacific Islander Council shared AAPI-Data's post. ... See MoreSee Less

New, eye-popping numbers on Asian undocumented. Over 450,000 in California. More here: aapidata.com/undocumented/ Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles, UndocuMedia, PICO California, Califo...

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API Council worked closely with the Mayor’s Office and the Board of Supervisors to identify key services needed to reduce income disparities for APIs committing $4,316,500 in the budget. API Council will like to acknowledge Supervisors Aaron Peskin, Sandra Lee Fewer, Jane Kim, Jeff Sheehy, and Ahsha Safai for all their efforts that support unmet needs of APIs to make inroads within poverty. And, despite having the second lowest number of Asians in her District, Board President London Breed still supported $130,000 for the Japantown community in District 5. ... See MoreSee Less

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The physical, mental, and economic welfare of my community is my top priority. It is important to work with city leaders and neighborhood groups to campaign for policies that directly address this priority.

- Kari Lee
Executive Director of Chinatown YMCA

Being a member of API Council has opened the door to many benefits and opportunities that help our organization succeed. We are able to coordinate our grassroots efforts with other groups and grow stronger together.

- Kent Woo
Executive Director of NICOS Chinese Health Coalition

San Francisco has some great organizations that are dedicated to advancing and advocating for the API community. As a cohesive council, we can utilize the individual strengths of all of these organizations to effect real change

- Sarah Wan
Membership Community Co-Chair, and Executive Director of Community Youth Center

I love San Francisco and I wouldn’t live anywhere else, but there is a lot that we can do to improve our quality of life, especially for immigrants, tenants, and the poor. It is important that we band together to solve these problems.

- Rex Tabora
Board Member of APACC

Thank you API Council for doing everything you can to advocate for the Asian community in our great city!

- Debbie Irawan
Japanese Community Youth Council