Asian American and Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus
The Asian Caucus is a bipartisan legislative caucus established in 2011, following the election of representatives Tackey Chan, Donald Wong, and Paul Schmid, III - the first Asian-Americans elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives. Together, they work to bring greater awareness to issues facing the Asian American and Pacific Islander community in Massachusetts and greater representation within our state government. Priority legislation filed in 2017-2018 includes:
- Funding for the Massachusetts Asian American Commission
- Translation of MassHealth applications into classical and traditional Chinese
- Designating May as "Asian American and Pacific Islander Month"
The Asian American Commission, established by state statute in 2006, advocates on behalf of the AAPI community in Massachusetts. For more information about Commissioners and the work of the AAC, please visit their website.
2017-2018 Legislative Session Caucus Members
Donald Wong (R-Saugus), Chair
Tackey Chan (D-Quincy)
Keiko Orrall (R-Lakeville)
Paul Schmid, III (D-Westport)
Rady Mom (D-Lowell)