WASHINGTON—ASPIRE PAC, the political arm of Asian American and Pacific Islander Members of Congress, issued the following statement on the 2018 Elections:
“ASPIRE PAC is proud to have endorsed several of the Members-elect who helped Democrats take back the House, and I applaud the hard work and dedication of the candidates who ran for office this cycle. The American people elected a Democratic majority that will fight for healthcare, education, and opportunity for all Americans,” said Chair Rep. Grace Meng.
"I’m proud to congratulate Andy Kim (NJ-03) on his historic victory as the first Democratic Korean American Representative-Elect. We also welcome Michael San Nicolas (Guam),” Rep. Meng added. With these victories, we will have a record number of 19 Asian American and Pacific Islander Members of Congress.
ASPIRE PAC celebrates the unprecedented diversity of the 116th Congress and welcomes endorsed candidates Gil Cisneros (CA-39), Antonio Delgado (NY-19), Deb Haaland (NM-01), Steven Horsford (NV-04), Katie Porter (CA-45), Xochitl Torres-Small (NM-02) and Lauren Underwood (IL-14). We also congratulate Senator-elect Jacky Rosen on her victory in Nevada.
ASPIRE PAC was established to work for fair representation in the U.S. Congress by supporting and increasing the number of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) policymakers and federal candidates with large AAPI constituencies. The PAC works to support the values and address the issues important to the AAPI community.