Hillary for America Announces AAPI Leadership Council

Hillary for America announced the launch of its Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders for Hillary Leadership Council– a group of over 150 elected officials, community, and grassroots leaders who will help build a grassroots-driven volunteer team that will help Hillary Clinton engage, energize and organize support in the AAPI community ahead of the caucuses and primaries.

These officials are taking on leadership roles on the heels of the launch of AAPI for Hillary in San Gabriel, California, where Clinton was surrounded by leaders from the community and discussed what’s at stake for the AAPI community in this election.

Leadership Council members share Clinton’s commitment to raising wages for the middle class, strengthening our nation’s infrastructure to create good-paying jobs, defending and enhancing the Affordable Care Act, ensuring that cost is not a barrier for students going to college, reforming our broken immigration system and much more. You can learn more about Clinton’s agenda.

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“Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are the fastest growing racial demographic in the country, yet have too often been denied a seat at the table,” said Congresswoman and Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) Chair Judy Chu. “With the launch of her National AAPI Leadership Council, Hillary Clinton is recognizing the importance of engaging with our community in a way that no other candidate has. Given her policy priorities and outreach, I am confident that AAPIs will have an unprecedented voice and ear in the Hillary Clinton White House.”

“I am thrilled to join Hillary Clinton’s National AAPI Leadership Council,” said Congresswoman Grace Meng (D-NY). ”Hillary has a great track record of fighting for Asian American and Pacific Islanders, and as President, she will do even more to protect and promote the AAPI community. I look forward to working with her to accomplish this.”

“Hillary Clinton is a smart, conscientious, and an inspiring leader,” said former Ambassador Gary Locke.  “She values diversity and has always been supportive of and sensitive to the needs of the AAPI community.  She is everything we want in a President and she is the leader we need in these complex and troubling times.”

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“Hillary Clinton is the candidate we need. She has a proven track record of the compassion and strength needed to unite leaders across the country to solve the problems that affect all our communities,” said Shekar Narasimhan. “I am more than grateful to serve on the National AAPI Leadership Council of the most qualified candidate for the presidency.”

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Over the course of the campaign, the AAPI Leadership Council will continue to expand. Joining the AAPI for Hillary Leadership Council today:

  • ​U.S. Senator Mazie K. Hirono, Hawaii
  • U.S. Representative Ami Bera, California
  • U.S. Representative Madeleine Bordallo, Guam
  • U.S. Representative Judy Chu, California
  • U.S. Representative Tammy Duckworth, Illinois
  • U.S. Representative Mike Honda, California
  • U.S. Representative Ted Lieu, California
  • U.S. Representative Doris Matsui, California
  • U.S. Representative Grace Meng, New York
  • U.S. Representative Gregorio Sablan, Northern Mariana Islands
  • U.S. Representative Bobby Scott, Virginia
  • U.S. Representative. Mark Takai, California
  • U.S. Representative. Mark Takano, California
  • The Honorable Rob Bonta, California
  • The Honorable Ray Buenaventura, California
  • The Honorable Christopher Cabaldon, California
  • The Honorable Wilma Chan, California
  • The Honorable Ed Chau, California
  • The Honorable John Chiang, California
  • The Honorable David Chiu, California
  • The Honorable Mike Eng, California
  • The Honorable Mike Fong, California
  • The Honorable Colleen Hanabusa, Hawaii
  • The Honorable Mark Keam, Virginia
  • The Honorable Kevin Kim, New York
  • The Honorable Ron Kim, New York
  • The Honorable Ron Kouchi, Hawaii
  • The Honorable Edwin Lee, California
  • The Honorable Susan C. Lee, Maryland
  • The Honorable Henry Lo, California
  • The Honorable Gary Locke, Washington
  • The Honorable David Louie, Hawaii
  • The Honorable Polly Low, California
  • The Honorable Chris Lu, Washington, D.C.
  • The Honorable Sylvia J. Luke, Hawaii
  • The Honorable Victor Manalo, California
  • The Honorable Norman Mineta, California
  • The Honorable Al Muratsuchi, California
  • The Honorable Richard Pan, California
  • The Honorable Mona Pasquil, California
  • The Honorable Jason Pu, California
  • The Honorable Mark Pulido, California
  • The Honorable Gordan Quan, Texas
  • The Honorable Bede Ramcharan, Texas
  • The Honorable Steven Rao, North Carolina
  • The Honorable David E. Ryu, California
  • The Honorable Scott Saiki, Hawaii
  • The Honorable Gerri Schroder, Nevada
  • The Honorable Osman Siddique, Virginia
  • The Honorable Jill Tokuda, Hawaii
  • The Honorable Shan Tsutsui, Hawaii
  • The Honorable Michelle Wu, Massachusetts
  • The Honorable Gene Wu, Texas
  • Community Leader Sefa Aina, California
  • Community Leader Anand Anandalingam, American Abroad
  • Community Leader Gina Barahona, Maryland
  • Community Leader Gene Benavides, California
  • Community Leader Vida Benavides, California
  • Community Leader Ajay Bhutoria, California
  • Community Leader Regine Biscoe Lee, Guam
  • Community Leader Irene Bueno, Washington, D.C.
  • Community Leader Gloria Caoile, Nevada
  • Community Leader Susan Castner, Arizona
  • Community Leader Rashid Chaudary, Illinois
  • Community Leader Gregory Cendana, Washington, D.C.
  • Community Leader Victoria Chan, California
  • Community Leader Yee Chang, Washington, D.C.
  • Community Leader Leng Leng Chancey, Georgia
  • Community Leader Martha Choe, Washington
  • Community Leader Yen Chou, New York
  • Community Leader Anna Chu, Washington, D.C.
  • Community Leader Alex De Ocampo, California
  • Community Leader Ankit Desai, Washington, D.C.
  • Community Leader Neha Dewan, New York
  • Community Leader Shefali Razdan Duggal, California
  • Community Leader Vincent Eng, Washington, D.C.
  • Community Leader Mieke Eoyang, Washington, D.C.
  • Community Leader Glen S. Fukushima, California
  • Community Leader Robert Gee, Virginia
  • Community Leader Margie Gonzales, Nevada
  • Community Leader Raj Goyle, New York
  • Community Leader Tai Heng-Cheng, New York
  • Community Leader Irene Hirano Inouye, Washington, D.C.
  • Community Leader Tim Hur, Georgia
  • Community Leader Frank Islam, Washington, D.C.
  • Community Leader Krystal Ka’ai, Washington, D.C.
  • Community Leader Keith Kamisugi, California
  • Community Leader Channapha Khamvongsa, Washington, D.C.
  • Community Leader Amed Khan, New York
  • Community Leader Kamran Khan, Illinois
  • Community Leader Mo Khan, Illinois
  • Community Leader Zareen Khan, Illinois
  • Community Leader Mark Kim, New York
  • Community Leader Gene Kim, California
  • Community Leader Jongsun Kim, Virginia
  • Community Leader Harold Koh, Connecticut
  • Community Leader Howard Koh, Massachusetts
  • Community Leader Dave Kumar, Washington, D.C.
  • Community Leader Carolyn Wu Kurtzig, American Abroad
  • Community Leader Jannie Lau, Pennsylvania
  • Community Leader MaiLien Le-Casseso, Maryland
  • Community Leader Otto Lee, California
  • Community Leader Mary Lee Chin, Colorado
  • Community Leader Rozita Lee, Nevada
  • Community Leader Sunita Leeds, Washington, D.C.
  • Community Leader Nicholas Lepham, Washington, D.C.
  • Community Leader Tana Lepule, California
  • Community Leader Ginger Lew, Florida
  • Community Leader Loida Lewis, New York
  • Community Leader Timothy Lim, Washington, D.C.
  • Community Leader Betsy Lin, Hawaii
  • Community Leader Pat Loui, Hawaii
  • Community Leader Evan Louie, Nevada
  • Community Leader Steven Ma, California
  • Community Leader Fiona Ma, California
  • Community Leader John Maa, California
  • Community Leader Dr. Asif Mahmood, California
  • Community Leader Charmaine Manansala, California
  • Community Leader Ying McGuire, Texas
  • Community Leader Shaalu Mehra, California
  • Community Leader Parag Mehta, Washington, D.C.
  • Community Leader Madalene Mielke, Washington, D.C.
  • Community Leader Gwen Migita, Washington
  • Community Leader Mona G. Mohib, Washington, D.C.
  • Community Leader Hanadi Nadeem, Nevada
  • Community Leader Loren Nadres, Washington, D.C.
  • Community Leader Debra Nakatomi, California
  • Community Leader Shekar Narasimhan, Virginia
  • Community Leader Irene Natividad, Washington, D.C.
  • Community Leader, Dr. Thun Thang Nguyen, California
  • Community Leader Amanda Nguyen, Washington, D.C.
  • Community Leader Jadine Nielsen, Hawaii
  • Community Leader Elena Ong, California
  • Community Leader Erin Oshiro, Washington, D.C.
  • Community Leader Chul Pak, New York
  • Community Leader Won Palisoul, New York
  • Community Leader Deven Parekh, New York
  • Community Leader Sanjita Pradhan, Iowa
  • Community Leader Mindy Prugnaud, American Abroad
  • Community Leader Carrie Pugh, Washington, D.C.
  • Community Leader Gautam Raghavan, Washington, D.C.
  • Community Leader Melissa Ramoso, California
  • Community Leader Lorna May Ho Randlett, California
  • Community Leader Rini Sampath, California
  • Community Leader Shivanthi Sathanandan, Minnesota
  • Community Leader Smita Shah, Illinois
  • Community Leader Ruby Shang, New York
  • Community Leader Linda Shim, Washington, D.C.
  • Community Leader Laura Shin, Washington, D.C.
  • Community Leader Vicki Shu, California
  • Community Leader Arshi Siddiqui, Washington, D.C.
  • Community Leader Shamina Singh, New York
  • Community Leader Dewita Soeharjono, Virginia
  • Community Leader Crystal Strait, California
  • Community Leader Dilawar A. Syed, California
  • Community Leader Trung Ta, California
  • Community Leader Naomi Tacuyan Underwood, Washington, D.C.
  • Major General Tony Taguba (Retired), Washington, D.C.
  • Community Leader Rupa Tak, Virginia
  • Community Leader Mahinder Tak, Maryland
  • Community Leader Donna Tanoue, Hawaii
  • Community Leader Mustafa Tameez, Texas
  • Community Leader Paul Tiao, Maryland
  • Community Leader Mei-Mei Tuan, New Jersey
  • Community Leader Alis Wang, Virginia
  • Community Leader Leverett Wing, Massachusetts
  • Community Leader Bill Wong, California
  • Community Leader Dr. Mumu Xu, Maryland
  • Community Leader Bryant Yang, California
  • Community Leader Alvina Yeh, Washington, D.C.
  • Community Leader Dr. Sophia Yen, California
  • Community Leader Imaad Zuberi, California
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