WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, ASPIRE, the political arm of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Members of Congress, commended Joe Biden for selecting Senator Kamala Harris as his Vice Presidential running mate.
“I applaud Joe Biden for his outstanding choice and congratulate Kamala Harris on this well-deserved honor,” said Congresswoman Grace Meng (D-NY), Chair of ASPIRE. “She is an outstanding leader and fighter who will stand-up for the American people, and she’ll help Joe Biden bring back integrity to the White House. I am also thrilled that Kamala Harris will be the next and first Asian American and Black American woman Vice President. Senator Harris embraces the wonderful diversity that exists in our country and understands the issues that impact Asian Americans. I am confident that she will be a strong ally of the AAPI community. I look forward to working with her and our next President Joe Biden to improve the lives of AAPIs, and to help our great nation grow and thrive, particularly at this challenging time. I’m excited for victory in November!”
“This is an historic election, and by choosing Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate, Vice President Biden has made an historic choice,”said Congresswoman Judy Chu (D-CA). “Senator Harris is the first Asian American on a national ticket, something millions of young AAPIs, including myself, never could have imagined. She is the daughter of immigrants and a living example of the American Dream. Not only is Sen. Harris an historic choice, she’s the right choice. I have been honored to work with her in Congress on behalf of our fellow Californians and all Americans. She has been a persistent champion for working families and it shows in her track record of promoting opportunity for all. At a time when America is more divided than we have seen in years, the Biden/Harris ticket will unite our country and foster an America where everyone, no matter their background, has a role to play in our success.”
ASPIRE PAC is focused on supporting candidates of Asian American and Pacific Islander 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.