The new Georgia AAPI Caucus outlines legislative priorities. (Sarah Kallis, GPB News)
Members of the Asian American and Pacific Islander legislative caucus held a news conference Tuesday morning to outline their priorities for the upcoming legislative session.
The caucus, which includes 11 voting members, is one of the largest AAPI caucuses in the nation. The caucus was formed in late 2022.
Increasing AAPI voter turnout will be a key priority of the AAPI caucus, Rep. Soo Hong (R - Lawrenceville) said. The efforts will include education on the voting process and registration.
- Rep. Long Tran (D - Dunwoody) said the caucus will also focus on expanding in-state tuition rates at public universities in Georgia to children of undocumented immigrants. Under current Georgia law, children of undocumented immigrants living in Georgia have to pay the out-of-state tuition rate at public colleges within the state. Tran said this effort will increase college enrollment and provide a pathway to higher-paying jobs for these students.