FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 8, 2016
CONTACT: Bill Bird @ 916-651-4029
State Capitol Rally Wednesday over Fears of Racial Profiling
Silicon Valley Chinese Association and Others See Dangers Posed by AB 1726
SACRAMENTO: A number of organizations within the Asian/Pacific Islander (API) community will hold a rally this Wednesday to demonstrate growing concerns and unease among many in the API community regarding AB 1726. The rally against the measure will take place this Wednesday, August 10th, on the west steps of the State Capitol. The protest is scheduled to begin at 11:15 AM.
AB 1726 would require California Community Colleges, the California State University and the University of California to break down Asian/Pacific Islander (API) data they collect to reflect more specific categories of API students. It would also require the Department of Public Health and the Department of Health Care Services to use additional collection and tabulation categories for API data. Continue reading