WASHINGTON — Today, AAPI Victory Fund announced their latest endorsement for the upcoming midterm elections: State Senator Sonia Chang-Díaz for Massachusetts Governor. As the first Latina and Asian American elected to the Massachusetts State Senate, Senator Chang-Díaz has been a leader in ensuring all residents have equal access to quality education, affordable healthcare, and a green new economy.
“Today, I am honored to lead AAPI Victory Fund in announcing our endorsement of Sonia Chang-Díaz for Governor of Massachusetts. Our country is at a turning point, and electing leaders that are committed to racial justice and ensuring underrepresented communities have a seat at the table is crucial in passing legislation that works for all communities.
“Senator Chang-Díaz’s experience in public education and her unwavering commitment to voting rights, criminal justice reform, and investment in public education has demonstrated a people-first approach to her leadership, with her constituents at the forefront of all legislative decisions. Senator Chang-Díaz’s historic gubernatorial race is one way to ensure our historically underrepresented community has a say in democracy.
“As we saw in the 2020 election with record-high AAPI voter turnout and in 2021 when Boston elected its first Asian American mayor, AAPIs are making historical strides in Massachusetts. With a more than 40% increase in the state’s AAPI population, the AAPI vote could easily become the margin of victory in key races throughout the state.
“As a leader dedicated to justice, equity, and action, Senator Chang-Díaz has shown that the time for action is now and we look forward to the urgency and determination she will carry with her to the position of Massachusetts Governor.”
Massachusetts State Senator Sonia Chang-Díaz issued the following statement:
“As rising violence continues to target the AAPI community, it’s clear we need elected officials who will lead the fight against racism and act with urgency to win real change for our communities for the long term. That’s why I’m running for Governor of Massachusetts, and that’s why I’m proud to earn the endorsement of the AAPI Victory Fund. Their mission to empower and mobilize our community is critical to delivering universal, quality education for every student, passing a Green New Deal, and building the future we all want our kids to grow up in. I’m honored to have their support in this campaign.”
The AAPI Victory Fund is focused on mobilizing Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) eligible voters and moving them to the ballot box.