About Us

ASPIRE PAC is the political arm of Asian American and Pacific Islander Members of Congress. ASPIRE PAC stands for ASian Americans & Pacific Islanders Rising & Empowering Political Action Committee.

ASPIRE PAC is 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.

ASPIRE PAC is chaired by Congresswoman Grace Meng, and was launched in 2011 by Congresswoman Judy Chu. We welcomed three new AAPI Members in 2018. Andy Kim is the first Korean American Democrat ever elected to Congress. TJ Cox is California’s first Filipino American Congressman. We also welcome Michael San Nicolas, elected to Congress from Guam.

Today, there are a record number 20 AAPI Members of Congress, including 3 U.S. Senators.