API Council in the News

Press Releases

API Council Responds to US Supreme Court Ruling Gutting Affirmative Action | click here

The API Council Releases Statement on the Tragedy that Occurred in the City of Monterey Park | click here

The API Council Responds to Racist Remarks of SFUSD School Board Commissioner Ann Hsu | click here

Asian and Pacific Islander Council Convenes Members for Press Conference on Grave Concerns Regarding the Redistricting Community Input Process | click here

Mayor London Breed Swears In David Chiu as San Francisco City Attorney | click here

The API Council Statement COVID-19 Hate Crimes Bill | click here

The API Council Congratulates the Historic Appointment of Rob Bonta for California Attorney General | click here

The API Council Responds to Racist Remarks of SFUSD School Board Vice President Alison Colins | click here

The API Council Responds to Atlanta Gun Violence Incident | click here

API Community, The Coalition of Community Safety & Justice, with Community Youth Center as a fiscal agency, spearheads to create the Victim & Survivors Fund | click here

API Council Urges SFUSD Leadership to Prioritize a Safe Return To Schools | click here

API Council Applauds President Biden for Condemning Racism Toward Asian Americans | click here

API Council Congratulates President Biden and Vice President Harris on Inauguration Day | click here

API Council Statement in Support of Mayor London Breed’s Appointment of Carmen Chu for City Administrator | click here

Asian and Pacific Islander Council and SFUSD Unite to Oppose Racism | click here

Asian and Pacific Islander Council Receives $75,000 from AT&T to Support Grantmaking to San Francisco Small Businesses | click here

AT&T donates $75,000 to API Council for San Francisco small business grants | click here

Mayor Breed Announces Delivery of Personal Protective Equipment to Small Businesses | click here

San Francisco Complete Count Committee in partnership with OCEIA Organize Census Caravan to Reach Low Response Rate Neighborhoods | click here

Mayor London Breed and API Council urge the Asian and Pacific Islander Communities to Complete Census 2020 despite Coronavirus delays | click here

API Council Launches Covid-19 Fund | click here

API Council Engages Community with Mayoral Forum | click here

A Community Celebration of Mayor Edwin Mah Lee | click here

Statement on the Death of Mayor Edwin Lee | click here

Budget Disparity Press Conference | click here

API Council Stands Against Hate | click here

“API Council’s Meeting with San Francisco Police Chief William ‘Bill’ Scott” | click here

Media Coverage

Jewish Americans joined forces with the Chinese Alliance to fight against hatred after the Sing Tao advertisement | Sing Tao USA

Pelosi pays attention to the needs of Asian-Pacific Americans, rejecting food plans as bargaining chips | Sing Tao USA

Bay Area Jewish, Asian friendships begin with newspaper ad | KTVU

Speaker Emerita Pelosi Delivers Remarks at API Council Celebration | Twitter

More than 50 community organizations in the Jinshan Asia-Pacific Council thanked Pelosi’s long-term support for Asians | World Journal E-Paper

Speaker Emerita Pelosi has contributed a lot to the community and the Asia Pacific Council has warmly praised it | Singtao USA E-Paper

Federal grant to improve community projects. Chinatown Art Groups Receive Funding | Singtao USA E-paper

Mayor Breed reaches S.F. budget deal with supervisors that keeps police hiring plans, boosts affordable housing | San Francisco Chronicle

Mayor Breed’s budget plan leaves API nonprofits struggling for funding | San Francisco Examiner

Asian-Pacific Americans demand equity fund to urge San Francisco government to allocate 1.18 million | Sing Tao USA

Supervisor Connie Chan challenges Mayor Breed to allocate $118 million to the Asian Pacific Islander community | Mission Local

Mayor Breed Proposes $500,000 Fund Largely For Cantonese-Speaking Victims of Crime. Others Say It’s Not Enough | The San Francisco Standard

Proposal would invest $118 million in S.F.’s Asian and Pacific Islander communities | SF Chronicle

SF Supervisors Want $118M From City Reserves For AAPI Reparation? – Four Supes Want It-Mayor Breed Is Against It | The San Francisco Standard

Three Supervisors Propose $118 Million API Equity Fund to Boost Asian and Pacific Islander Communities | SFist

‘Reparations’ Demanded by Asian Nonprofits Left Out of Mayor’s Budget | The San Francisco Standard

Pelosi Visits Chinatown to help more than 20 Asian-Pacific communities participate in the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Round Table Meeting | World Journal

Transcript of Pelosi Remarks at Asian American Pacific Islander Roundtable | Speaker Nancy Pelosi

SF is ‘Failing’ to Help Asian American Hate Crime Victims, Report Finds | The San Francisco Standard

Political Power Grab? AAPI Communities Demand Answers in SF Redistricting | The San Francisco Standard

Opposition to new district lines just keeps growing | 48 hills

San Francisco apologizes for racism against Chinese Americans | LA Times

San Francisco’s new Assembly districts befuddle residents | SF Examiner

”Stop the hatred” set a record! Jinshan allocates 35 million to Asian communities | World Journal

Pelosi, Asian American Community Leaders Highlight Passage Of Federal COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act | CBS SF BayArea

We Must Address Rising Hate Crimes Against Asian Americans | STUPSKI Foundation

Four Changes Our Communities Want to See From the Biden Administration | STUPSKI Foundation

How the pandemic threatens to destroy America’s three remaining Japantowns | NBC News

S.F. Chinatown ‘may be lost forever’ Leaders plead for more financial aid from city | SF Chronicle

What’s Lost in Bay Area Asian Culture When SF Eviction Moratorium Ends? | KQED

“What Asian Americans want from San Francisco’s next mayor” | SF Examiner

“Chinatown remains divided on mayoral candidates as Breed gains support” | SF Examiner

“Chinatown holds candlelight vigil for Mayor Ed Lee” | SF Examiner

“Ed Lee honored with vigil, memorial in San Francisco’s Chinatown” | ABC7 News

“Ron Conway backs London Breed for mayor at Ed Lee’s private funeral” | SF Examiner

“Lee’s Legacy: San Francisco’s first Chinese-American mayor paved the way for future generations” | SF Examiner

“SF’s Pacific Islander community calls for additional resources” | SF Examiner

“Serial Chinatown Burglar Found Guilty” | SF Weekly

“San Francisco Grants $100,000 to Launch First College Prep for Filipino Immigrant Youth” | The Global Filipino