New York State Asian Pacific American Task Force Founders Kim and Niou Welcome Former Head of AAFE as New Executive Director

New York, NY – This Thursday, Assemblymember Ron Kim and Assemblymember Yuh-Line Niou, Co-Chairs of the New York State Asian Pacific American Task Force, announced the appointment of Christopher Kui as the very first Executive Director for the Task Force.

The Asian Pacific American Task Force was formed in 2017 to advocate for Asian Pacific Americans throughout the State of New York. It is the first legislative body to focus exclusively on advancing an agenda for Asian Americans statewide. Mr. Kui will focus on advocating for the major issues affecting New York’s large and diverse Asian American and Pacific Islander community.

About Christopher Kui: Mr. Kui recently retired after 25 years as the Executive Director for Asian Americans for Equality. As head of AAFE, Mr. Kui developed a holistic approach to fair housing, tenant and landlord counseling, home ownership programs and small business growth. In addition, Mr. Kui spearheaded programs aimed at improving the quality of life of our immigrant communities and increased access to social services for families across the city. Mr. Kui is also the founder of the National Coalition of Asian Pacific Americans for Community Development (National CAPACD), a leading advocacy organization.

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