Assemblymember Bonta Wants Better Understanding of API Subgroups in Data Collection
(Oakland) – California State Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) gathered with Asian Pacific Islander (API) leaders at a press conference in Oakland to discuss his legislation, Assembly Bill 1726. AB 1726 also known as the Accounting for Health and Education in Asian Pacific Islander Demographics Act (the AHEAD Act), aims to bring greater accuracy to the collection of health and education data of the API population, by looking at differences in data collected for different sub-groups within the API community. Currently, much of the data collected, lumps different API communities together as one. Assemblymember Bonta hopes AB 1726 will bring clarity regarding distinct issues peoples from different API subcultures face. Watch this Assembly Access Video to hear a portion of the press conference.