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The Asian American community is extraordinarily diverse. Many recent Asian American immigrants who have come to this region to build new lives and participate in the American Dream require assistance in understanding the services provided by city, the county and the state, as well as local laws, disaster preparation and emergency response. In other parts of the country, including the District of Columbia, New York City, Salt Lake City and Quincy, MA, they have appointed dedicated staff to assist Asian American communities. Are you in favor of appointing dedicated staff to address the needs of the Asian American community at the city, county and state level?

Natasha Harper-Madison

City Council, District 1

Given the limitation of the ability to support efforts of the state from the dias, I would absolutely
support efforts from the municipal perspective and advocate for efforts that support
representation and advocacy for our immigrant communities. We are a better city when
everyone is equally and considerately represented.