AAAFund Endorses Andy Kim for Re-election

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 24, 2019
Contact: Vivian Chang – vchang@aaafund.org 

Asian American Action Fund Endorses Andy Kim for Re-Election

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Asian American Action Fund (AAAFund) is proud to endorse and support Andy Kim for Congress. Andy is running for reelection to represent New Jersey’s Third Congressional District, where he has been a champion for his community.

“We’re ecstatic to be endorsing Rep. Andy Kim and support his re-election for New Jersey’s 3rd Congressional District. Rep. Kim’s record of supporting progressive policies and fighting for justice aligns with our values and we are proud to have Rep. Kim as a tireless advocate for our community,” said Bel Leong-Hong, AAAFund Board Co-Chair. “Representative Kim’s understanding of what the district needs and focus on capacity building and healthcare from the perspective of the large Asian American population is important to the future of the district.” 

“I am proud to have the support of AAAFund and their members,” said Kim. “The AAPI community is the fastest growing minority community in the country, and one that reflects the values and aspirations of all Americans. With their help, I look forward to strengthening the voice of AAPI communities across our nation.”

“AAAFund is excited to endorse Rep. Andy Kim and looks forward to his continuing work for New Jersey District 3. We are confident that Rep. Kim’s years of experience in the public sector and innovative ways to connect with his district from his work invigorating the local economy to his push for accessible healthcare,” said Tiffany Hsieh, AAAFund Digital Director. “We believe that Rep. Andy Kim will continue to be at the forefront of change and progression for social justice for the AAPI community.”

Andy Kim is New Jersey’s first Asian-American Congressman, reflecting the changing demographics and ideals of the state. Since being elected, Rep. Kim has secured more than $40 million in funding for U.S. Navy weapons system that brought additional jobs to New Jersey. Kim also called on the House Committee on Ways & Means to take up legislation to remove the cap on state and local tax deductions to restore fairness to New Jersey taxpayers and secured $500 million in funding to develop opioid addiction treatment programs. 

For more information about Andy Kim, please visit his website.

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The Asian American Action Fund is a political action committee that seeks to increase the Asian American and Pacific Islander community’s voice in politics at every level of government across the United States. Since our founding in 2000, we have endorsed more than 200 candidates from every AAPI ethnic community, in every region of the country, and at every level of government.

Together, we are building a national network of AAA-Fund chapters, leaders, and activists that are increasing the AAPI community’s voice. Contact us at social@aaa-fund.org.