The AAPI Victory Fund today endorsed Secretary Hillary Clinton for President of the United States and announced its rejection of the xenophobia and anti-Muslim rhetoric embraced by the presumptive Republican nominee.
This is the Victory Fund’s first endorsement and it will ensure that Asian Americans and Pacific Islander (AAPI) voters play a pivotal role in securing Secretary Clinton’s victory in the California presidential primary.
AAPI Victory Fund joins a growing list of AAPI political organizations – including CAPA21, America’s Opportunity Fund, and KAYA: Filipino Americans for Progress – that have endorsed Hillary Clinton for President.
“Asian Americans’ growing influence and political power is poised to play a major role in this crucial election. Secretary Clinton has meaningfully engaged with our community. She has strongly advocated for issues of importance to AAPI families, ranging from environmental justice to gun control,” said Dilawar Syed, co-founder and vice chair of the AAPI Victory Fund.
“We repudiate the racial, ethnic and religious prejudices espoused by the presumptive Republican nominee. By mobilizing the AAPI electorate across the state on June 7th, we will ensure Secretary’s Clinton victory in California.”
“Secretary Clinton’s campaign is the first to include an AAPI outreach director to specifically target our community, and she has also shown her support for the AAPI community by both hosting and attending events in Washington and Los Angeles,” said Tung Nguyen, co-founder of the AAPI Victory Fund. “This unprecedented level of outreach will continue to resonate with the AAPI community, especially on shared policies and priorities.”
“Presidential candidates must do more than pay lip service to get the support of the AAPI community,” said Shekar Narasimhan, AAPI Victory Fund Chairman. “And when Secretary Clinton is elected as our next president, the Victory Fund will be here to ensure that she follows through on her words.”