May 14, 2016

Asian American and Pacific Islander Elected Officials from Across California Endorse Hillary Clinton for President

San Francisco, CA -- Today, Hillary for California released the full list of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) California elected officials who have endorsed Secretary Clinton for president. Democrats of AAPI heritage all across California have added their names in support of Hillary Clinton as the best choice for president and the only candidate who can break down the barriers that are holding AAPIs back and build ladders of opportunity and empowerment in their place.

“As the first Chinese American woman elected to Congress, I stand wholeheartedly with Hillary Clinton, ” said Congresswoman Judy Chu (D-CA-27), chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus.  “As Senator, she championed legislation to help achieve equal pay and close the pay gap for women.  As Secretary of State, she traveled the world as our nation’s top diplomat and helped keep our country and economy safe and strong.  Without a doubt, she is the only person who can continue the progress made by President Obama in making our nation more equal and just for all Americans.”

Hillary for California also announced the kick-off of an in-language phone bank effort designed to reach AAPI voters.  In the coming weeks, volunteers in Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area, Sacramento and San Diego will be dialing Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, and Tagalog speaking voters to urge them to vote in the June 7 primary or earlier by mail.

“As the first Korean-American elected to the Los Angeles City Council, I am proud to support Hillary Clinton for President,” said Los Angeles City Councilmember David Ryu.  “She is someone who understands our community and shares our values, having fought tirelessly to increase access to healthcare, improve education quality for all children, and ensure all Americans have the opportunity to build their own American Dream.”

Members of Congress

Rep. Ami Bera (CA-7)

Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27)

Rep. Mike Honda (CA-17)

Rep. Ted Lieu (CA-33)

Rep. Doris Matsui (CA-6)

Rep. Mark Takano (CA 41)

Statewide Elected Officials

State Treasurer John Chiang

State Controller Betty Yee

Chairwoman, Board of Equalization Fiona Ma

Members of the California Legislature

Senator Carol Liu

Senator Richard Pan

Assemblymember Rob Bonta

Assemblymember Ed Chau

Assemblymember David Chiu

Assemblymember Kansen Chu

Assemblymember Evan Low

Assemblymember Phil Ting

Assemblymember Das Williams

Local Elected Officials

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee

San Francisco Assessor Carmen Chu

San Francisco County Supervisor Katy Tang

Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan

Rosemead Mayor Polly Low

Monterey Park Mayor Peter Chan

West Covina Mayor James Toma

Artesia Mayor Victor Manalo

West Sacramento Mayor Christopher Cabaldon

Los Angeles Councilmember David Ryu

Daly City Councilmember Raymond Buenaventura

San Gabriel Councilmember Jason Pu

Cerritos Councilmember Mark Pulido

Monterey Park Councilmember Hans Liang

Artesia Mayor Pro Tem Ali Taj

Monterey Park Mayor Pro Tem Mitchell Ing

Elk Grove Vice Mayor Steve Ly

Los Angeles Community College Board Trustee Mike Eng

Los Angeles Community College Board Trustee Mike Fong

Garvey School Board Member Henry Lo

San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District Board President, Thomas Wong

In-Language Phone Banks


Saturday, May 14th: AAPI Saturday Phone Bank - Chinese

Los Angeles Pico-Union Office, 2005 W Pico Blvd.

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Sunday, May 15th: AAPI Sunday Phone Bank - Filipino

San Diego, 9620 Chesapeake Dr.

11:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Sunday, May 22nd: AAPI Sunday Phone Bank - Filipino

Los Angeles Pico-Union Office, 2005 W Pico Blvd.

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM


Thursday May 19: AAPI Phone Banking with Hillary for California

Oakland Office, 408 14th St.

5:00pm - 7:00pm

Thursday May 19: AAPI Phone Banking with Hillary for California

San Francisco Office, 1001 Van Ness Ave.

5:00pm - 7:00pm

Thursday May 19: AAPI Phone Banking with Hillary for California

Sacramento Office, 1414 K St.

5:00pm - 7:00pm



For Immediate Release, May 14, 2016