ASPIRE PAC is the new name of the CAPAC Leadership PAC. ASPIRE PAC stands for ASian Americans & Pacific Islanders Rising & Empowering Political Action Committee. The ASPIRE PAC is a federal political action committee focused on supporting candidates of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) descent and those that support and promote the issues of the AAPI community. ASPIRE PAC offers a voice for the AAPI community and encourages active participation in the U.S. political process.
Launched in late 2011 by Congresswoman Judy Chu, ASPIRE PAC is currently chaired by Congresswoman Grace Meng. ASPIRE welcomed six new AAPI Members of Congress in 2012, including a U.S. Senator. In 2014, the PAC welcomed two new AAPI Members. In 2016, the PAC welcomed six new AAPI Members, including two U.S. Senators. Today, there are 18 AAPI Members of Congress.