CA State Legislature: Pass AB 1726 so that ALL AAPI communities are visible

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The AHEAD Act (also known as AB 1726) is a CA-based bill that would disaggregate health data to ensure that all AAPI communities receive the support and services they need to thrive.

Good news: the bill recently passed in California’s State Assembly! As Assemblymember David Chiu stated in support of AB 1726: “It’s important that we know that there are some within our communities who suffer from poverty, who may not be graduating, who may not have the same kind of access as others. [AB 1726] allows us to figure out who within our community we need to lift up.

But we still need your help! We have until the end of August to ensure that the CA State Legislature approves the bill to get onto the Governor's desk.

Despite the fact that over one hundred CA-based organizations support the passage of the bill, Assemblymember Travis Allen used extremely ignorant and wholly inaccurate remarks to oppose AB 1726: "I'd simply like to say that this constant division based upon race sounds racist…It’s about time we stopped trying to see the differences and focus on the similarities.”

The model minority myth would have us believe that AAPIs are all rich and highly educated. But those racist stereotypes erase the disparities within our communities. AB 1726 would finally show the economic and health disparities within our communities. It would require the Departments of Public Health in CA to collect disaggregated demographic data. It would also increase transparency and access as these institutions and departments will have to publish their data annually.

In the words of Assemblymember Chiu: “At the end of the day, this is data that actually saves lives.”

Join 18MR and over 120 CA-based organizations in telling Governor Brown to sign AB 1726!

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The AHEAD Act (also known as AB 1726) is a CA-based bill that would disaggregate health and educational data to ensure that all AAPI communities receive the support and services they need to thrive.

Good news: the bill recently passed in California’s State Assembly! As Assemblymember David Chiu stated in support of AB 1726: “It’s important that we know that there are some within our communities who suffer from poverty, who may not be graduating, who may not have the same kind of access as others. [AB 1726] allows us to figure out who within our community we need to lift up.”

But we still need your help! We have until the end of August to ensure that the CA State Legislature approves the bill to get onto the Governor's desk.

Despite the fact that over one hundred CA-based organizations support the passage of the bill, Assemblymember Travis Allen used extremely ignorant and wholly inaccurate remarks to oppose AB 1726: "I'd simply like to say that this constant division based upon race sounds racist…It’s about time we stopped trying to see the differences and focus on the similarities.”

The model minority myth would have us believe that AAPIs are all rich and highly educated. But those racist stereotypes erase the disparities within our communities. AB 1726 would finally show the economic, health, and educational disparities within our communities. It would require public colleges and universities and the Departments of Public Health and Health Care Services in CA to collect disaggregated demographic data. It would also increase transparency and access as these institutions and departments will have to publish their data annually.

In the words of Assemblymember Chiu: “At the end of the day, this is data that actually saves lives.”

Join 18MR and over 120 CA-based organizations in telling Governor Brown to sign AB 1726!