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Now, as isolation has led to loss of employment and further stagnation of business for many Asian Americans, initiatives at the city and state level seek to provide financial support for struggling Asian American communities.

Organized by the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum, a national policy organization, the initiative aims to aid the many Asian Americans who have limited English proficiency.

It also sells T-shirts and other merchandise, with all donations and proceeds going to Asian Americans Advancing Justice, a nonprofit civil rights group that provides legal and education services to Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities.

‘Phenomenally Asian’ social media campaign, supporting National Asian Pacific American Women’s ForumPhenomenal Women, an organization that raises awareness for social causes, launched a campaign last month in response to reports of racism and xenophobia experienced by the Asian American community.

Phenomenally Asian has been backed by a number of Asian American celebrities, including Phillip Lim, Karen O, Prabal Gurung and Ross Butler.

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