October 29, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 29, 2021

Contact: Kevin Hirano, media@apiavote.org, (202) 223-9170

APIAVOTE STATEMENT ON THE BUILD BACK BETTER ACT

WASHINGTON, DC -  Bob Sakaniwa, Senior Policy Advisor of Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote), issued the following statement after President Joseph R. Biden announced the framework for the Build Back Better Act.

“The White House and Congressional leaders announced today they have agreed on a framework for the revised Build Back Better Act, a $1.75 trillion dollar reconciliation package that includes a historic investment in human capital, immigration, public education, clean energy, and more. While the Build Back Better Act does not please all parties, it is a momentous and consequential piece of legislation that will improve the lives of millions, including Asian and Pacific Islander populations across the United States.”

“When our communities went to the polls in 2020, they voted on these issues – and expected our elected leaders to deliver. AAPIs want a government that produces results and responds to their needs and concerns. Our electorate came out in historic numbers, in spite of the personal threat of violence, hate, and infection in 2020, and their demands should be heard and acted upon. We urge Congress to promptly pass this legislation and send it to the President’s desk to show our government remains able to deliver for the American people.”

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About APIAVote: Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote) is a national nonpartisan organization that works with partners to mobilize Asian American Pacific Islanders (AAPI) in electoral and civic participation. APIAVote envisions a world that is inclusive, fair, and collaborative, and where AAPI communities are self-determined, empowered, and engaged. See our website for more information at http://www.apiavote.org/