open letter

45 organizations led by the Asian American Scholar Forum (AASF) and a coalition of Asian American and allied partners who worked to end the Department of Justice’s “China Initiative” sent a letter to Congress today to oppose legislative language that would reinstate the “China Initiative” in the House version of the FY 2024 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies (CJS) Appropriations bill (H.R. 5893) and any future iterations of the Initiative. The proposal would reverse the decision to end the “China Initiative”—a devastating program ended last year that raised serious concerns of racial profiling and targeting of Asian Americans and immigrants, particularly of Chinese descent.
Coalition letter led and supported by Asian American coalition members that united to end the first iteration of the DOJ’s “China Initiative,” which includes Asian American Scholar Forum, Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC, CAA/Stop AAPI Hate, Asian American Federal Employees for Nondiscrimination, Committee of 100, OCA-Asian Pacific American Advocates, Brennan Center for Justice, APA Justice, ACLU, and other key civil rights organizations.
Re: National Coalition of 92 Civil Rights and Racial Justice Organizations Opposes Reauthorizing FISA Section 702 in the National Defense Authorization Act of 2024
We, the undersigned 52 Asian American and allied organizations, write to you with a sense of  urgency and a shared commitment to safeguarding the principles of justice, equality, and privacy  in our nation. As Asian Americans and allies, we understand all too well the perils of unchecked  national security programs and the historical discrimination our community has endured. Our  shared history serves as a poignant reminder of the dangers of racial profiling and prejudice in the  name of national security. That is why we write to express our strong opposition to the  reauthorization of Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act without comprehensive  reforms.  
Today, the Asian American Scholar Forum (AASF) joins the Society of Chinese Bioscientists in America, the Chinese American Hematologist and Oncologist Network, and the Chinese Biological Investigators Society in a letter published in Science Magazine that raised concerns about widespread investigations of Asian American and immigrant scientists under what science policy reporter Jeffrey Mervis has called the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) “China Initiative.”
On April 27th, 2023, AASF joined over a hundred local and national organizations in co-signing the following letter from the National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA). The letter was submitted to the White House Office of Management and Budget on the need for data disaggregation and data equity for Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities.
On April 19, 2023, AASF submitted the following letter to the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions to express our strong support for the confirmation of s. Julie Su to serve as the next U.S. Secretary of Labor.
On January 17, 2023, AASF submitted the following letter to Judge Julie Robinson to provide additional context as she makes her determination on Dr. Feng (Franklin) Tao's sentencing.
On March 14th, 2022, Asian American Scholar Forum (AASF) submitted the following letter to request Judge Rya W. Zobel to take into account the special conditions and circumstances of Professor Charles Lieber's case.