California Attorney General Rob Bonta, the first Fil-Am in the role, previously served as a state assemblymember. | File photo courtesy of CA API Legislative Caucus

‘My goal is to protect Californians who are hurt’

AS Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM) comes to a close, the vast Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community continues to reflect on its history and the current seismic cultural shift in the wake of countless attacks against the community.

In California, home to nearly 6 million AAPIs, the conversation of AAPI safety continues as the state battles increased hate crimes against the community. And the state’s newly sworn-in Filipino American Attorney General Rob Bonta vows to make this fight in the current chapter of AAPI history a top concern.

“Being an AAPI and Filipino American has shaped everything that I do, and I will make California’s fights my fight so I’ll make the fights of the AAPI community…

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