ASPIRE PAC ENDORSES TJ COX FOR CALIFORNIA'S 21ST CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT

WASHINGTON, DC - ASPIRE PAC voted today to endorse and support TJ Cox for California’s 21st Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives.

“ASPIRE is proud to endorse TJ Cox to represent the California’s Central Valley in Congress,” said Rep. Grace Meng, Chair of ASPIRE PAC. “TJ has worked tirelessly to improve the lives of his community members, from creating jobs and educational pathways to providing healthcare and affordable housing. His proven commitment to public service will make him an excellent Member of Congress."

“We are proud to support TJ Cox. TJ joins several other strong Asian American and Pacific Islander candidates, and ASPIRE looks forward to supporting his campaign to victory on Election Day,” said Rep. Judy Chu, immediate past chair of ASPIRE PAC.

ASPIRE PAC proudly welcomed six new Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Members of Congress in 2016. Tammy Duckworth (IL) and Kamala Harris (CA) were elected to the Senate. In the House of Representatives, Stephanie Murphy (FL-07), first Vietnamese American woman; Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), first Indian American woman; Raja Krishnamoorthi (IL-08); and Ro Khanna (CA-17) all won their elections.

ASPIRE PAC ENDORSES AFTAB PUREVAL FOR OHIO'S 1ST CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT

WASHINGTON, DC - ASPIRE PAC voted to endorse and support Aftab Pureval for Ohio’s 1st Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives.

“ASPIRE is proud to endorse Aftab’s campaign. Aftab is a proven champion for his community” said Rep. Grace Meng, Chair of ASPIRE PAC. “As the Hamilton County Clerk of Courts, Aftab brought transparency and public accessibility to his office and saved taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars. His track record will serve Ohio’s 1st Congressional District well in Congress.” 

“Aftab joins several other strong Asian American and Pacific Islander candidates ASPIRE is supporting heading into the midterm election, and we look forward to supporting his campaign to victory,” said Rep. Judy Chu, immediate past chair of ASPIRE PAC.

ASPIRE PAC proudly welcomed six new Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Members of Congress in 2016. Tammy Duckworth (IL) and Kamala Harris (CA) were elected to the Senate. In the House of Representatives, Stephanie Murphy (FL-07), first Vietnamese American woman; Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), first Indian American woman; Raja Krishnamoorthi (IL-08); and Ro Khanna (CA-17) all won their elections.

ASPIRE PAC ENDORSES DAN KOH FOR MASSACHUSETTS' 3RD CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT

WASHINGTON, DC - “ASPIRE is excited to support Dan’s campaign,” said Congresswoman Meng.  “Dan would be the first-ever Korean American Democrat in Congress, and the first Asian American Congressman from Massachusetts. Throughout his career, Dan  has been a dedicated advocate for AAPI communities. He knows that our diversity makes us stronger.”
 
“I am so grateful to have ASPIRE PAC’s support,” stated Koh. “My family immigrated to the United States from Korea and Lebanon, and was able to live the American Dream. I am incredibly proud of my heritage, and I will continue to promote and support Asian Americans and other people of color in leadership positions.”

ASPIRE PAC was proud to welcome six new Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Members of Congress in the 2016 election. Tammy Duckworth (IL) and Kamala Harris (CA) were elected to the Senate. In the House of Representatives, Stephanie Murphy (FL-07), first Vietnamese American woman; Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), first Indian American woman; Raja Krishnamoorthi (IL-08); and Ro Khanna (CA-17) all won their elections.

ASPIRE PAC ENDORSES SRI KULKARNI FOR TEXAS' 22ND CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT

WASHINGTON, DC - ASPIRE PAC voted to endorse and support Sri Kulkarni for Texas’ 22nd Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives.

“ASPIRE is proud to endorse Sri’s campaign. From supporting his family to serving his country at the State Department, Sri has a proven track record of putting family, community, and country first,” said Rep. Meng, Chair of ASPIRE PAC. “Sri will be an excellent voice for his constituents in Congress."

“Sri joins several other strong Asian American and Pacific Islander candidates we are supporting heading into the midterm election, and we look forward to supporting his campaign to victory,” said Rep. Judy Chu, immediate past chair of ASPIRE PAC.

ASPIRE PAC proudly welcomed six new Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Members of Congress in 2016. Tammy Duckworth (IL) and Kamala Harris (CA) were elected to the Senate. In the House of Representatives, Stephanie Murphy (FL-07), first Vietnamese American woman; Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), first Indian American woman; Raja Krishnamoorthi (IL-08); and Ro Khanna (CA-17) all won their elections.

ASPIRE PAC Endorses Aruna Miller for Maryland's 6th Congressional District

WASHINGTON, DC - ASPIRE PAC (formerly CAPAC Leadership PAC) voted today to endorse and support Aruna Miller for Maryland’s 6th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives.

“We’re proud to endorse Aruna Miller for Congress,” said Congresswoman Grace Meng, Chair of ASPIRE PAC. “Aruna fights for her constituents in the Maryland House of Delegates every day, where she is a strong voice for working families, women, children and seniors. She is an experienced problem solver and we look forward to her joining us as a colleague in Congress.”

ASPIRE PAC proudly welcomed six new Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Members of Congress in 2016. Tammy Duckworth (IL) and Kamala Harris (CA) were elected to the Senate. In the House of Representatives, Stephanie Murphy (FL-07), first Vietnamese American woman; Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), first Indian American woman; Raja Krishnamoorthi (IL-08); and Ro Khanna (CA-17) all won their elections.

ASPIRE PAC is the new name of the CAPAC Leadership PAC

WASHINGTONASPIRE PAC is the new name of the CAPAC Leadership PAC.  ASPIRE PAC stands for ASian Americans & Pacific Islanders Rising & Empowering Political Action Committee. This PAC, which was founded four years ago, works to ensure fair representation in the U.S. Congress by increasing the number of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) legislators and supporting federal candidates with large AAPI constituencies who support the AAPI community.

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Asian Pacific American Congressional Leaders Endorse Hillary Clinton Leaders​—Cite Clinton's Strong Ties to the AAPI Community

SAN GABRIEL, CA—Today, the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus Leadership Political Action Committee, or CAPAC Leadership PAC endorsed Secretary Hillary Clinton for President of the United States at the Hilton Los Angeles / San Gabriel—the site of the standing-room-only AAPI For Hillary event in January. The endorsement comes one week in advance of the California Democratic primary and at the conclusion of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. The PAC was also joined by Asian Pacific American elected officials from throughout California who endorsed Clinton for President. 

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Asian Pacific American Congressional Leaders to Endorse Hillary Clinton​—CAPAC Leadership PAC Makes Historic Announcement for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

SAN GABRIEL, CA—The CAPAC Leadership PAC will announce its endorsement of Secretary Hillary Clinton to be President of the United States. The endorsement comes in advance of the California Democratic primary and at the conclusion of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, and will take place at the Hilton Los Angeles / San Gabriel—the site of the standing-room-only AAPI For Hillary event in January.

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Grace Meng Elected as New Chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus Leadership PAC

WASHINGTON—Today, the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus Leadership PAC announce the election of Rep. Grace Meng (NY-06) as chair. She succeeds Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27), who founded the CAPAC Leadership PAC. The mission of the CAPAC Leadership PAC is to ensure fair representation in the U.S. Congress by increasing the number of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) legislators and supporting federal candidates with large AAPI constituencies who support the needs and values of the AAPI community.  

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