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STATEMENT: CAP Congratulates Mia Ives-Rublee on Being Named to the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders

STATEMENT: CAP Congratulates Mia Ives-Rublee on Being Named to the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders

Washington, D.C. – Today, the White House announced it’s intent to appoint  Mia Ives-Rublee, director of the Disability Justice Initiative at the Center for American Progress, to its Advisory Commission on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders. Following the announcement, Nicole Lee Ndumele, senior vice president for Rights and Justice at CAP, issued the following statement:

I couldn’t be more thrilled that Mia will bring her deep policy knowledge and organizing skills to the White House Advisory Commission on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders. As someone who identifies as a disabled woman and as a Korean American adoptee, Mia has a deep personal understanding of the ways in which gender, disability, race, and adoption impact many Asian Americans’, Native Hawaiians’, and Pacific Islanders ability to thrive in the United States. She is a passionate advocate for her communities and also a collaborative and generous colleague who has a knack for forging alliances. Congratulations Mia—the entire country will benefit from the expertise, experience, and energy you will bring to this role.

Mia Ives-Rublee, MSW, is currently the director of the Disability Justice Initiative at the Center for American Progress. She obtained her master’s in social work at the University of North Carolina (UNC) Chapel Hill. She was also recognized as one of Glamour‘s Women of the Year in 2017 and People‘s 20 Women of Color in Politics to Watch in 2020, and she received the 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award from the UNC School of Social Work. Ives-Rublee works at the intersection of disability, race, and gender, helping promote equity and opportunity for marginalized communities through policy and organizing. Her work has been published by CNN, The New York Times, MarketWatch, and Bustle.

For more information or to speak to an expert, contact Julia Cusick at jcusick@americanprogress.org.