The advisory commission is coming to Honolulu in early July.

The White House is seeking public input from Hawaii on issues like anti-Asian hate, economic security, health equity, language access, and immigration and citizenship status.

President Biden’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders will meet in person in Honolulu July 6 and 7, the first time the commission has met outside the U.S. mainland, the administration said. 

Ahead of the meeting the commission is soliciting written submissions and booking slots for making in-person comments, but the deadline is tight.

The commission advises the president on how public, private and non-profit sectors can collaborate to advance equity, justice and opportunity for AAPI and Native Hawaiians communities

An estimated 50% of Hawaii’s residents are AAPI and Native Hawaiian.

Requests to make oral submissions, and to submit written testimony need to be sent to before the deadline just before 6 p.m. HST Friday, June 23.

In-person attendance is only available July 7. Virtual attendance is possible for July 6.

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