AAAFund Endorses Sri Preston Kulkarni

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

Sri Preston Kulkarni Earns Endorsement of the Asian American Action Fund 

STAFFORD – Today, the Asian American Action Fund (AAAFund) announced that they have endorsed former Foreign Service Officer Sri Preston Kulkarni for Congress in Texas 22nd Congressional District. Kulkarni is among the first of their endorsements for the 2020 election cycle. Sri Preston Kulkarni released the following statement: 

“I’m honored to receive the endorsement of the Asian American Action Fund – an organization that is fighting to build a Congress and a country that looks like us and represents our values. When I’m elected, I’ll continue to fight for the values that AAA has been working on for the past two decades: ensuring that each and every American has access to education, economic opportunity, and quality affordable healthcare.” 

“We’re proud to announce our endorsement of Sri Kulkarni given his track record for uniting people and giving a voice to minorities through over a decade in the United States Foreign Service,” said Albert Shen, AAAFund Texas Chair. “As the 22nd Congressional District of Texas witnesses a shift in demographics and a growing presence of AAPIs, Sri’s efforts to push for justice for minorities is imperative. His desire to not just flip the district, but to put partisanship aside and work for a stronger, more diverse community gives AAPIs hope.”

AAAFund Digital Director Tiffany Hsieh said,“We’re excited to be endorsing Sri Kulkarni in his run for the 22nd Congressional District in Texas. As the district grows increasingly diverse with one of the most prominent AAPI populations in the state, Sri continues to demonstrate his ability to connect with our communities and we believe that he will bring about the necessary voice for a community that needs to be heard. With his track record of being an esteemed foreign diplomat and his resolve to bring about social justice, we cannot wait to see the good that Sri will do.”

Serving our country for over 14 years as a United States Foreing Service Officer by Secretary of State Colin Powell, Sri promoted women’s rights, free press, and religious tolerance in Iraq, Russia, Taiwan, and Jamaica. But upon the recent turmoil and tensions in the nation, Sri resigned from the Foreign Service to focus on addressing issues in his own local community. In 2018, Sri came within 14,000 votes of flipping the district, closing a 30 point gap for the first time. In his run, Sri hopes to restore reason, compassion, and decency to Congress.

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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.