AAPI Force: “Barbara Lee’s leadership promises a brighter future for our families, ensuring our voices are heard and our needs addressed in DC”
OAKLAND, CA — Today, AAPIs for Civic Empowerment (AAPI Force) proudly declared their endorsement of Barbara Lee for U.S. Senate, a fierce advocate for change on issues impacting Asian American and Pacific Islander communities, in California’s upcoming U.S. Senate election. AAPIs Force is a proud member of the Working Families Party Steering Committee dedicated to building progressive political infrastructure in California.
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders make up over 15% of California’s population and serve as the backbone of many communities across the state. AAPI Force’s endorsement signals strong support from this critical voting bloc.
“As working-class Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, AAPIs For Civic Empowerment and our alliance of organizations stand united in our support for Barbara Lee for California Senate. Her unwavering commitment to social justice, economic equity, and healthcare for all resonates deeply with the values and needs of our community,” said Cha Vang, Deputy Director of Politics and Partnerships at AAPI FORCE. “Barbara Lee’s leadership promises a brighter future for our families, ensuring our voices are heard and our needs addressed in DC. Her track record of advocacy and tangible achievements for marginalized communities inspires confidence and hope among us. We believe Barbara Lee is not just a candidate; she is a beacon of progress, embodying the change we strive to see in our country.”
In announcing their endorsement, AAPI Force’s leadership highlighted Congresswoman Lee’s long-standing record as a progressive champion in Congress, fighting tirelessly for immigrant rights, social and economic justice, healthcare access, and empowering those in need.
“I am deeply honored to have the support of AAPI Force in this historic campaign,” said Rep. Barbara Lee. “For too long, Asian American and Pacific Islander communities have been left out of the political process. AAPI Force’s endorsement builds our movement across California to lift up voices that have been excluded in Washington D.C., and open doors for leaders who reflect the beautiful diversity of our state. Together, we will break down barriers and empower communities so we all rise.”
AAPI Force joins the growing list of endorsements from grassroots organizations and leaders across the state backing Lee’s progressive legislative record in Congress and the unique lens of lived experience that she brings to public service.