WASHINGTON, DC – Today, ASPIRE PAC announced the endorsement of California State Senator Dave Min, who is running for Congress in the newly open seat in California’s 47th district. Min is currently the only Korean American in the California State Legislature, and CA-47 has a large Korean American community, as well as one of the largest Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities of any congressional district in the country. Chair Grace Meng released the following statement:
“Orange County and California’s 47th Congressional District are home to one of the largest and most vibrant AAPI communities across the country, and they deserve to be represented by someone that understands their values and the issues they face. During his time in the California State Senate, Dave Min has authored legislation to fight back against anti-Asian hate, fought for common sense gun safety legislation to keep families safe, and stood up to protect women’s health rights. ASPIRE is proud to endorse Dave Min for Congress because he can be trusted to be an advocate not only for the AAPI community, but for all the constituents in his district.”
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. The AAPI community is the fastest-growing community of color in the country. In 2022, ASPIRE PAC made significant investments in California, Nevada, and Georgia to engage and mobilize AAPI voters, and in the midterm elections the AAPI community increased its voter turnout by 20.4%, including 33.6% in battleground states. 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).