AAAFund Announces Second Quarter Endorsements


Contact: Asian American Action Fund Media Team (

May 9, 2022,  WASHINGTON, DC – As the democratic world faces an onslaught unlike anything in recent decades, Americans across the country have sought out inspirational leaders committed to truth, justice, and democracy. AAPI communities and other communities of color in particular have witnessed how much character and integrity truly matter in our leaders and lawmakers. 

That is why the Board of the Asian American Action Fund (AAAFund) is proud to endorse this slate of candidates for the 2022 midterm cycle. Each of these candidates demonstrates fearless dedication to democratic ideals of truth, justice, and equity. As we transition from one state of emergency to another, we need both steady, able leadership and a fighting spirit to ensure our democracy survives and our community thrives. 

With that, AAAFund has chosen to endorse the following champions of the AAPI community:

Senator Tammy Duckworth of Illinois, Iraq war veteran

Representative Grace Meng of New York’s 6th Congressional District

Representative Raja Krishnamoorthi of Illinois’s 8th Congressional District

Representative Susie Lee of Nevada’s 3rd Congressional District

County Commissioner Nida Allam, running for North Carolina’s 4th Congressional District

Lt. Cdr. Jay Chen, running for California’s 45th Congressional District

State Senator Kesha Ram Hinsdale, running for Vermont’s House seat

Dr. Asif Mahmood, running for California’s 40th Congressional District


The Asian American Action Fund is a Democratic political action committee founded in 1999. AAAFund’s goal is to increase the voice of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in every level of local, state and federal government in the United States.

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