Congratulations to the New AAPI Victory Fund

CAPA21 extends its congratulations and best wishes to the AAPI Victory Fund, a Super PAC focused on AAPIs. The group announced its launch this morning in D.C.

CAPA21 Leadership Council Co-Chair Dilawar Syed is co-founder and Vice Chair of the AAPI Victory Fund.

In a media advisory, the group wrote: “With the margin of victory of less than five percent in key battleground states and AAPI eligible voters in those states exceeding that number, the AAPI Victory Fund will mobilize AAPI millennial, young professionals, baby boomers and senior voters in an unprecedented way and move them to the ballot box. The work of the AAPI Victory Fund will be the make-or-break for the 2016 Presidential candidates.”

Former two-time Cabinet Secretary Norman Y. Mineta, Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia, and AAPI Victory Fund Chairman Shekar Narasimhan were among the speakers scheduled for today’s media briefing.

The AAPI Victory Fund joins an expanding universe of political organizations dedicated to advancing our AAPI communities, including:

America’s Opportunity Fund (DC) – America’s Opportunity Fund’s mission is to support federal and statewide candidates and elected officials who represent the interests of communities of color, and who inspire participation in government for the benefit of all Americans. http://americasopportunityfund.com

Asian American Action Fund (DC) – The AAA-Fund is a progressive political organization that is dedicated to empowering Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders across the United States. Through the AAA-Fund, Asian Pacific Americans (APAs) from different ethnic groups and from all over the country work together to increase the voice of the APA community in local, state and federal government. http://www.aaa-fund.com

CAPAC Leadership PAC (DC) – The mission of the CAPAC Leadership PAC is to ensure fair representation in the U.S. Congress by increasing the number of Asian American and Pacific Islander legislators and supporting federal candidates with large AAPI constituencies that support the needs and values of the AAPI community. http://www.capacleadership.org

CAPA21 (California) – CAPA21 is an Asian American Pacific Islander political action committee that invests in progressive candidates, AAPI field operations, and projects to improve AAPI participation in the political process. Our vision is of a country where AAPIs have a powerful presence and role in all branches and levels of government and politics, achieved through AAPI voters who are engaged, informed, and empowered. http://capa21.com