WASHINGTON, DC – ASPIRE PAC Chair Grace Meng issued the following statement after Shri Thanedar’s election to serve Michigan’s 13th Congressional District:
“I’m proud that Congressman-elect Shri Thanedar has made history as Michigan’s first South Asian representative. Shri is the personification of the American Dream and will fight to ensure his constituents receive the economic opportunities they deserve. Shri brings valuable experience as a member of Michigan’s House of Representatives and its Appropriation Committee, and I congratulate him on his election to Congress.”
Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders Rising & Empowering Political Action Committee (ASPIRE PAC) is the political arm of the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Members of Congress. ASPIRE PAC is committed to supporting candidates of AAPI descent and incumbents who represent large communities of AAPI voters. According to the 2020 census, the AAPI community is the fastest-growing demographic in the country. In addition, in 2020 the AAPI community increased its voter turnout more than any other community of color. ASPIRE PAC is chaired by Congresswoman Grace Meng. There are currently 21 AAPI Members of Congress, including two U.S. Senators.