AAPI Electeds in California Endorse Hillary

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On May 14, Hillary for California released the full list of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) California elected officials who have endorsed Secretary Clinton for president. Democrats of AAPI heritage all across California have added their names in support of Hillary Clinton as the best choice for president and the only candidate who can break down the barriers that are holding AAPIs back and build ladders of opportunity and empowerment in their place.

“As the first Chinese American woman elected to Congress, I stand wholeheartedly with Hillary Clinton, ” said Congresswoman Judy Chu (D-CA-27), chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus.

“As Senator, she championed legislation to help achieve equal pay and close the pay gap for women.  As Secretary of State, she traveled the world as our nation’s top diplomat and helped keep our country and economy safe and strong.  Without a doubt, she is the only person who can continue the progress made by President Obama in making our nation more equal and just for all Americans.”

Hillary for California also announced the kick-off of an in-language phone bank effort designed to reach AAPI voters.  In the coming weeks, volunteers in Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area, Sacramento and San Diego will be dialing Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, and Tagalog speaking voters to urge them to vote in the June 7 primary or earlier by mail.

“As the first Korean-American elected to the Los Angeles City Council, I am proud to support Hillary Clinton for President,” said Los Angeles City Councilmember David Ryu.  “She is someone who understands our community and shares our values, having fought tirelessly to increase access to healthcare, improve education quality for all children, and ensure all Americans have the opportunity to build their own American Dream.”

Members of Congress

  • Rep. Ami Bera (CA-7)
  • Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27)
  • Rep. Mike Honda (CA-17)
  • Rep. Ted Lieu (CA-33)
  • Rep. Doris Matsui (CA-6)
  • Rep. Mark Takano (CA 41)

Statewide Elected Officials

  • State Treasurer John Chiang
  • State Controller Betty Yee
  • Chairwoman, Board of Equalization Fiona Ma

Members of the California Legislature

  • Senator Carol Liu
  • Senator Richard Pan
  • Assemblymember Rob Bonta
  • Assemblymember Ed Chau
  • Assemblymember David Chiu
  • Assemblymember Kansen Chu
  • Assemblymember Evan Low
  • Assemblymember Phil Ting
  • Assemblymember Das Williams

Local Elected Officials

  • San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee
  • San Francisco Assessor Carmen Chu
  • San Francisco County Supervisor Katy Tang
  • Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan
  • Rosemead Mayor Polly Low
  • Monterey Park Mayor Peter Chan
  • West Covina Mayor James Toma
  • Artesia Mayor Victor Manalo
  • West Sacramento Mayor Christopher Cabaldon
  • Los Angeles Councilmember David Ryu
  • Daly City Councilmember Raymond Buenaventura
  • San Gabriel Councilmember Jason Pu
  • Cerritos Councilmember Mark Pulido
  • Monterey Park Councilmember Hans Liang
  • Artesia Mayor Pro Tem Ali Taj
  • Monterey Park Mayor Pro Tem Mitchell Ing
  • Elk Grove Vice Mayor Steve Ly
  • Los Angeles Community College Board Trustee Mike Eng
  • Los Angeles Community College Board Trustee Mike Fong
  • Garvey School Board Member Henry Lo
  • San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District Board President, Thomas Wong

In-Language Phone Banks

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA Saturday, May 14th: AAPI Saturday Phone Bank – Chinese Los Angeles Pico-Union Office, 2005 W Pico Blvd. 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Sunday, May 15th: AAPI Sunday Phone Bank – Filipino San Diego, 9620 Chesapeake Dr. 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM

Sunday, May 22nd: AAPI Sunday Phone Bank – Filipino Los Angeles Pico-Union Office, 2005 W Pico Blvd. 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM


Thursday May 19: AAPI Phone Banking with Hillary for California Oakland Office, 408 14th St. 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Thursday May 19: AAPI Phone Banking with Hillary for California San Francisco Office, 1001 Van Ness Ave. 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Thursday May 19: AAPI Phone Banking with Hillary for California Sacramento Office, 1414 K St. 5:00pm – 7:00pm

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