Minutes of the White House Meeting with Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander American Leaders on Reproductive Rights

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Yesterday, Erika Moritsugu, Deputy Assistant to the President and Senior Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AA and NHPI) Liaison, the White House Office of Public Engagement, the Council of White House Gender Policy and Office of the Vice President convened a meeting with AA and NHPI leaders on reproductive health and rights. Participants discussed the devastating consequences that the reversal Roe vs. Wade would have on the AA and NHPI communities, which overwhelmingly support reproductive rights, which have been guaranteed under Roe vs. Wade for nearly 50 years and are integral to equality, opportunity and self-determination.

Proponents highlighted the importance of using an intersectional approach grounded in ensuring accessibility, language access and cultural competence; all crucial in reproductive freedom.

Senior Administration Officials Highlighted the President and Vice President’s Commitment to Supporting Reproductive Health and Rights and the Administration’s Commitment to Include the Diverse A.A. and NIPP Communities in Conversations on this critical issue and other key priorities.

Participants included representatives from:

National Asia-Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF)
Asian Americans Advance Justice – ACCA
Empowering Pacific Island Communities (EPIC)
ASCEND
Asia-Pacific Institute for Gender-Based Violence (API-GBV)
American Forum on Asian and Pacific Islander Health (APIAHF)
National Association of Asia-Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO)

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