Former CA Gubernatorial Candidate Launches New AAPI Democratic PAC
Asian Americans voters had an unprecedented level of engagement during the 2018 midterms and broke decisively for Democratic candidates in congressional races, according to Asian American Decisions. John Chiang, the former CA State Treasurer who made an unsuccessful bid to be the state’s first Asian American Governor, aims to capitalize. He launched last week ElectAAPI.org to support Asian Americans and Pacific Islander candidates across the country, with a particular focus on congressional seats. The PAC will also “take a stand against the discriminatory, right-wing agenda being propagated by the Trump administration,” according to a release. ElectAAPI.org hopes to amass a seven-figure war chest for the 2020 cycle and also wants to help mobilize AAPI voters -- the fastest growing racial group in the U.S. electorate. “Polls show that the values of AAPI voters align with the priorities of the Democratic Party, such as expanding access to health care, investing in higher education, expanding economic opportunity to communities of color, and fixing our broken immigration system,” Chiang stated. “We cannot take the AAPI community for granted." More about the org here.