AAPI Endorsements

ACA 5 is endorsed by more than 110 Asian American Pacific Islander elected officials, organizations and leaders. Introduced by Assemblymember Dr. Shirley Weber of San Diego, ACA 5 would give voters the opportunity to remove the ban on affirmative action and equal opportunity programs in California by repealing Proposition 209.

Endorsements of ACA 5 include: Congressman Ro Khanna, San Francisco Board of Supervisors President Norman Yee, San Francisco Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer, San Francisco Supervisor Gordon Mar, San Francisco Supervisor Ahsha Safaí, Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus, Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles, Chinese American Progressive Action, and Chinese for Affirmative Action.

The Opportunity for All Coalition, a statewide coalition supporting ACA 5, is led by co-chairs Vincent Pan, Co-Executive Director of Chinese for Affirmative Action, and Eva Paterson, President of the Equal Justice Society.

A complete list of all endorsements can be found at https://opportunity4all.org/endorsements/


PARTIAL LIST OF AAPI ENDORSEMENTS OF ACA 5

  • AAPI Women Lead
  • Aarti Kohli
  • Akhila Ananth
  • Alice Li
  • Angela Louie Howard
  • Angelica Jongco
  • Angelica Jongco
  • Anisa Khalifa
  • Anna Lau
  • Anthony Ocampo
  • Arman Liwanag
  • Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus
  • Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles
  • Asians4BlackLives
  • AYPAL: Building API Community Power
  • Betina Hsieh
  • Betty Hung
  • Bill Hing
  • Bulosan Center for Filipino Studies
  • C.N. Le
  • Calvin Sun
  • Cam Owen
  • Catherine Shieh
  • Chinese American Progressive Action
  • Chinese for Affirmative Action
  • Connie Wun – AAPI Women Lead
  • Cooper- Woodson College Enhancement Program Sacramento State University
  • Crystal Baik
  • CSUN AAS Department
  • Dale Minami – Minami Tamaki LLP
  • Darlene Lee
  • Darryl Omar Freeman
  • David Kyuman Kim
  • David Yoo
  • Dawn Lee Tu
  • East Coast Asian American Student Union (ECAASU)
  • Emi Gusukuma
  • Empowering Pacific Islander Communities (EPIC)
  • Ener Chiu
  • Eugenia Beh
  • GAPIMNY—Empowering Queer & Trans Asian Pacific Islanders
  • Grace Hong
  • Harvey Dong
  • Helen Zia
  • Hmong Innovating Politics (HIP)
  • Janelle Wong – Chinese American Progressive Action
  • Jasleen Kohli
  • Jason Buell
  • Jeff Chang – Author
  • Jenny Lam
  • Jenny Phug
  • Julie Sze
  • Justin Nguyen
  • K. Wayne Yang
  • Karin Aguilar-San Juan
  • Karon Tongson
  • Khmer Girls in Action
  • Kia Moua
  • Korean Resource Center
  • Lan Duong
  • Leah Cowan
  • Lisa Hirai Tsuchitani
  • Little Manila Rising
  • Lorriz Anne Yi
  • Luis Vidalon-Suzuki
  • Macario Ortiz
  • Mai Nguyen Do
  • Marcia Chan
  • Marisa Abrajano
  • May Sudhinaraset
  • Megann Seril
  • Meher Dhaliwal – Equal Justice Society
  • Melany De La Cruz-Viesca
  • Mike Murase
  • Mimi Le
  • Min Zhou
  • Minju Cho
  • Mitchell Chang
  • Mona Tawatao – Equal Justice Society
  • Natalie Masuoka
  • Nicholas Hatcher
  • Nicole Gon Ochi
  • Nicole Gon Ochi
  • Nisha Vyas
  • Parshan Khosravi – University of California Student Association
  • Paul Ong
  • Phil Hwang
  • Reappropriate
  • Rhummanee Hang – AYAPAL: Building API Community Partner
  • Robert Chao Romero
  • Russell Jeung
  • Sangeeta Tripathi
  • Serena Lin
  • Sonam Jindal
  • Southeast Asian Community Alliance
  • Stephanie Ong – The Education Trust – West
  • Sumun L. Pendakur – USC Race and Equity Center
  • Susan Nakaoka
  • Susette Min – University of California, Davis
  • Tesha Laurente
  • Thu-huong Nguyen-vo
  • Tung Nguyen
  • UCLA Center for the Study of Women
  • Ujima Child and Family Services
  • Viet Nguyen
  • Vincent Pan – Chinese for Affirmative Action
  • Vinit Mukhija
  • Wendy Cheng
  • Yen Espiritu
  • Zafar Alikhan – Civic Design Group
  • Zhaokang Ong