Rep. Judy Chu, AAPI Political Groups to Announce Joint Effort

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On May 15 at the National Press Club in DC, Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) Chair, Congresswoman Judy Chu and leaders of several Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) political organizations will discuss the growing political power of the AAPI community throughout the country.

They will speak of their efforts to maximize the AAPIs community’s impact on the November 2018 elections and to support the record number of AAPI candidates who are running for Congress.

In 2018, there are over 50 AAPIs candidates running for Congress. This event will showcase rising star AAPI congressional candidates from across the nation.

AAPI political organizations are launching an online and social media clearinghouse for AAPI political campaign and election activity. This AAPI Clearinghouse will give political activists a place online to learn about these groups and political candidates they are supporting and find opportunities to get involved in political campaigns and activities in the 2018 mid-term elections and beyond.

Through the Clearinghouse, these progressive groups aim to collaborate with each other to engage AAPI activists in political and policy action, strengthen their political voice, empower the AAPI community nationwide, and demonstrate the power and influence of our community on the country’s future.

Who:
Rep. Judy M. Chu (CA-27), Chair, Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus
Paul M. Tiao, Co-Founder, Asian American Action Fund
Shekar Narasimhan, Chairman and Founder, AAPI Victory Fund
Gautam Raghavan, Executive Director, Indian American Impact Fund
Hiral Tipirneni, Congressional Candidate for AZ-08
David Min, Congressional Candidate for CA-45
Aruna Miller, Congressional Candidate for MD-06
Andy Kim, Congressional Candidate for NJ-03
Aftab Pureval, Congressional Candidate for OH-01

What:
Press conference to announce unified AAPI political engagement heading toward the November 2018 elections.

When:
May 15, 2018 at 10:00 AM ET

Where:
National Press Club
Zenger Room
529 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20045

Thirteen AAPI political organizations have united to maximize political representation and victory in the November 2018 elections: AAPI Progressive Action, AAPI Victory Fund, America’s Opportunity Fund (AOF), APALA, Asian American Action Fund, ASPIRE PAC, CAPA21 Action Fund, Desis for Progress, Indian American Impact Fund, KAYA, Korean Americans for Organizing (KAFO), PIVOT and (RUN).

RSVP to: veng@veng-group.com

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