Headline: Vote Yes on Prop 16. 

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CAA is thrilled to see strong support from the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community for Prop 16 to end the ban on affirmative action in California. Hundreds of AAPI elected officials, leaders, and organizations know that Prop 16 will level the playing field for women and people of color and address structural racism and gender discrimination. 

See below for the AAPI endorsers of Prop 16. The list keeps growing, so we apologize for any omissions!

Elected Officials

  • U.S. Senator Kamala Harris, California 
  • U.S. Representative Ami Bera, CA7- Elk Grove
  • U.S. Representative Judy Chu, CA27- Monterey Park
  • U.S. Representative TJ Cox, CA21- Fresno 
  • U.S. Representative Ro Khanna, CA17- Fremont 
  • U.S. Representative Ted Lieu, CA33- Torrance 
  • U.S. Representative Doris Matsui, CA6- Sacramento 
  • U.S. Representative Mark Takano, CA41- Riverside 
  • Former U.S. Representative Mike Honda, CA17- San Jose
  • State Controller Betty Yee
  • State Treasurer Fiona Ma
  • Former State Treasurer John Chiang
  • Assemblymember Rob Bonta, AD18- Oakland 
  • Assemblymember David Chiu, AD17- San Francisco
  • Assemblymember Todd Gloria, AD78- San Diego
  • Assemblymember Ash Kalra, AD27- San Jose
  • Assemblymember Evan Low, AD28- Campbell
  • Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi, AD66-Torrance
  • Assemblymember Phil Ting, AD19- San Francisco
  • Former Assemblymember Mike Eng, AD49-Monterey Park City
  • Sandra Lee Fewer, San Francisco County Supervisor
  • Gordon Mar, San Francisco County Supervisor
  • Norman Yee, San Francisco County Supervisor
  • Melissa Ramoso, Artesia City Council Member
  • Rigel Robinson, Berkeley City Council Member
  • Shawn Kumagai, Dublin City Council Member 
  • Gabriel Quinto, El Cerrito City Council Member
  • David Ryu, Los Angeles City Council Member
  • Sheng Thao, Oakland City Council Member
  • Jason Pu, San Gabriel City Council Member
  • Amourence Lee, San Mateo City Council Member
  • Lange Luntao, Board Member, Stockton Unified School District 
  • Jackie Thu-Huong, Board Member, Washington Unified School District 

Business and Community Groups

  • AAPI Women Lead
  • AAPIs for Civic Empowerment
  • Alliance of South Asians Taking Action
  • API Equality – LA
  • API Equality of Northern California 
  • API Forward
  • AsAmNews
  • Asian American Architects and Engineers Association
  • Asian American Bar Association for the Greater Bay Area
  • Asian American Business Association
  • Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund
  • Asian American Psychological Association
  • Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus
  • Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles
  • Asian Americans Advancing Justice – National
  • Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI)
  • Asian Americans in Action
  • Asian Americans Rising
  • Asian Law Alliance
  • Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Los Angeles County
  • Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Silicon Valley
  • Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA)
  • Asian Pacific American Women Lawyers Alliance
  • Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Association (APAPA)
  • Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council
  • Asian Pacific State Employees Association
  • Asian Refugees United
  • Asian Resources Inc. (ARI) Community Services
  • Asians4BlackLives
  • Association of Asian American Attorney and CPA Firms
  • AYPAL: Building API Community Power
  • Bayanihan Equity Center
  • Bulosan Center for Filipino Studies
  • California Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce
  • California Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • California Democratic Party Asian Pacific Islander Caucus
  • California Young Democrats– AAPI Caucus
  • The Cambodian Family Community Center
  • The Center for Asian Pacific American Women
  • Chinese American Citizens Alliance – Los Angeles
  • Chinese American Democratic Club of San Francisco
  • Chinese American Progressive Action
  • Chinese for Affirmative Action
  • Chinese Progressive Association
  • Chinatown Community for Equitable Development
  • Chinatown Community Development Center
  • Chinese Progressive Association (SF)
  • Coalition of Asian American Leaders
  • Coalition for Asian American Children and Families
  • Council on American-Islamic Relations, California Chapter (CAIR-CA)
  • Council on American-Islamic Relations, San Francisco Bay Area Office (CAIR-SFBA)
  • East Bay Youth Asian Center
  • East Coast Asian American Student Union (ECAASU)
  • Edwin M. Lee Asian Pacific Democratic Club
  • Empowering Pacific Islander Communities (EPIC)
  • Filipina Women’s Network
  • Filipino Advocates for Justice
  • Filipino Community Center
  • Filipino Bar Association of Northern California
  • Filipino Community Center
  • The Fresno Center
  • GAPIMNY—Empowering Queer & Trans Asian Pacific Islanders
  • Hmong Cultural Center of Butte County
  • Hmong Innovating Politics (HIP)
  • Jakara Movement
  • Japanese American Bar Association
  • Japanese American Citizens League (JACL)
  • Khmer Girls in Action
  • Korean American Center
  • Korean Resource Center
  • Koreatown Immigrant Workers Alliance (KIWA)
  • Lao Advocacy Organization of San Diego (LAOSD)
  • Lao American National Alliance
  • LEAD Filipino
  • Little Manila Rising
  • Mental Health Association for Chinese Communities
  • National Japanese American Citizens League
  • National Korean American Service & Education Consortium (NAKASEC)
  • National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA)
  • Network on Religion and Justice for API LGBTQ People (NRJ)
  • Nikkei for Civil Rights & Redress
  • Nikkei Progressives
  • Oakland Vietnamese Chamber of Commerce
  • OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates, National
  • OCA – Greater Los Angeles
  • OCA – Sacramento
  • Orange County Asian and Pacific Islander Community Alliance (OCAPICA)
  • Pilipino American LA Democrats
  • Rose Pak Democratic Club  
  • Sacramento Asian Chamber of Commerce
  • San Jose Nikkei Resisters
  • Silicon Valley Asian Pacific American Democratic Club
  • Sing Tao Daily
  • South Asian Bar Association of Northern California (SABA-NC)
  • South Asian Network
  • Southeast Asian Community Alliance
  • Southeast Asian Community Center
  • Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC)
  • United Cambodian Community
  • UCLA Law Asian Pacific Islander Law Students Association
  • USC Race and Equity Center