WASHINGTON, DC – Today, ASPIRE PAC congratulates Rep. Ted Lieu on his election to serve as the next House Democratic Caucus Vice Chair. With his election, Rep. Lieu has become the highest-ranking Asian American ever in House Democratic Leadership. ASPIRE PAC Chair Grace Meng released the following statement:
“I’m so proud to congratulate my friend and colleague, Congressman Ted Lieu, on his election to serve as our next House Democratic Caucus Vice Chair. Congressman Lieu is a trusted voice in our caucus and has always used his platform to advocate for our AAPI community. He understands how important it is that the AAPI community has a seat at the table and a voice in the decisions that are made. And I want to thank him for all his hard work this cycle on behalf of our candidates and incumbents, especially for his travel alongside me to key districts across the country to ensure Asian American voters turned out to support Democrats. I look forward to the knowledge, vision, and empathy Congressman Lieu will bring to the House Democratic leadership team.”
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. There are currently 21 AAPI Members of Congress, including two U.S. Senators, and two new Members of Congress – Shri Thanedar (MI-13) and Jill Tokuda (HI-02).