Who We Are
As residents of Montgomery County, we have been deeply involved with Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) activism and advocacy for decades.
We have fought to empower AAPIs in Academia, Public Policy, and through Grassroots organizing
at the National, State, and Local levels.
MISSION, VALUES, VISION & NETWORK
MoCoPAAN’s mission is to raise the visibility of Asian Americans, to collectivize and lift up progressive voices, and to offer allyship through strategic communications.
In doing so, we wish to demonstrate that Asian Americans have a multitude of voices.
We speak up on issues that affect people of diverse backgrounds: representation, equity and inclusion; immigrant rights; and, racial discrimination and profiling.
MoCoPAAN believes that Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders should be seen and heard, as well as engaged and supported.
MoCoPAAN believes in equitable and inclusive policies that provide opportunities for people of all backgrounds.
MoCoPAAN believes that Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders must actively speak out and fight against racism and discrimination.
MoCoPAAN believes that acknowledging and confronting Anti-Blackness and Systemic Racism must be foregrounded in our collective work.
MoCoPAAN envisions a county where Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, their diversity, challenges and needs, are better understood and addressed.
As active stakeholders in advancing racial equity and social justice, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders,
will foster a robust and inclusive community with increased accessibility and resources.
MoCoPAAN involves active community leaders and members who are invited to the network.
On a case-by-case basis, they will individually opt to join in any strategic communication with other Asian Americans to demonstrate a public position on a timely and relevant issue pertaining to people of color, immigrant, and underrepresented communities.