SAN FRANCISCO — Vice chair of the Democratic National Committee, New York Congresswoman Grace Meng, along with other local Asian and Pacific Islander leaders gathered at the Chinese Historical Society of San Francisco museum to stress the importance of the AAPI vote.
With the 2018 congressional wins for Filipino American TJ Cox of California and Korean American Andy Kim of New Jersey — the total number of AAPI caucus members in congress is now at all-time high of 20.
Congresswoman Meng added that nine of the key battleground states saw more than a 30 percent growth in the AAPI population since 2010.
The DNC hopes to ride this momentum into the 2020 elections, recognizing the more political engagement and empowerment within the filipino american community.
With 21 democrats running for the party’s nomination, Congresswoman Meng says she and the party is confident they will select the right person to challenge President Donald Trump.
“We would be lucky to have any one of these candidates be in the White House and not have to defend these harmful, terrible policies that the Trump administration is setting forth every single day.”
Democrats are in San Francisco as part of three-day Democratic National Convention summer meeting.