WASHINGTON, DC – ASPIRE PAC Chair Grace Meng released the following statement after President Biden and Vice President Harris met with AAPI civil rights leaders at the White House.
“I’m pleased that President Biden and Vice President Harris are following through on their commitment to engage the AAPI community and act on our priorities,” said Congresswoman Meng, Chair of ASPIRE PAC. “The AAPI community helped deliver the White House and the Senate in the 2020 election, and the Biden Administration understands it must continue to engage AAPI leaders and deliver for AAPI families across the country. Meanwhile, Republicans are intent on limiting the political power of the AAPI community, pushing forward on so-called ‘voting reforms’ that would severely hamper our community’s ability to participate in our democracy. While Congressional Republicans are focused on xenophobic rhetoric and undermining our democracy, Democrats have been standing up for the AAPI community with anti-hate crimes legislation, the child tax credit, and small business investments. Democrats understand the AAPI community cannot be taken for granted, and we will continue to be their voice in Congress.”
ASPIRE PAC is the political arm of Asian American and Pacific Islander Members of Congress. ASPIRE PAC was established to work for fair representation in the U.S. Congress by supporting and increasing the number of AAPI policymakers and federal candidates with large AAPI constituencies. It 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.