Booker Joins Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus as Associate Member for the 118th Congress

Booker Joins Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus as Associate Member for the 118th Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J.) has joined the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) as an associate member for the 118th Congress. Senator Booker and CAPAC Chair Representative Judy Chu (CA-28) issued the following statement:

“CAPAC has been at the forefront of advocating for issues important to Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islanders and has ensured the voices of this large and diverse community are represented in the halls of our nation’s Capitol,” said Senator Booker. “I am honored to join today as an associate member. CAPAC has made tremendous legislative gains for the AANHPI community in recent years, but we have more work to do, from addressing anti-Asian hate to protecting our immigrant families, from improving access to affordable health care to ensuring that small businesses can prosper. I look forward to working with my CAPAC colleagues to continue advancing these priorities that are vital to the AANHPI community — and to everyone — across our country.”

 

“I’m thrilled to welcome one new Senator—Cory Booker—and eight new House members—Dan Goldman, Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan, Nanette Barragán, Mark DeSaulnier, Lucy McBath, Kevin Mullin, Shri Thanedar, Jill Tokuda—to the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus,” said Representative Chu, Chair of CAPAC. “The Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) population is the fastest growing racial group in the nation and currently accounts for over 21 million Americans, making up over 6 percent of the country’s total population. CAPAC’s new Executive and Associate Members will help bolster our Caucus’s ability to be a voice for AANHPI communities across the country. I am especially thrilled to welcome our two new freshman AAPI Members—Jill Tokuda and Shri Thanedar.

“From speaking out against anti-Asian hate and pushing back on xenophobic anti-China rhetoric to increasing language access and data disaggregation and protecting the civil rights of our communities, CAPAC will continue to ensure that the wide range of AANHPI issues and voices are uplifted in Congress. I am grateful to our new CAPAC Members in both the Senate and the House for their support, and I look forward to working with all of them as champions for our diverse communities this 118th Congress.”

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