AAPI Victory Fund Endorses Texas Gubernatorial Candidate Beto O’Rourke

by | Aug 30, 2022 | Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — Today, AAPI Victory Fund announced their latest endorsement for the 2022 election cycle: Beto O’Rourke for Governor of Texas. Beto is a fourth-generation Texan, born and raised in El Paso where he has served as a small business owner, a city council representative, and a member of Congress. This year, if elected as governor of Texas, Beto is ready to fight for equity and safety for all of Texas. 

As one of Texas’s fastest-growing populations and home to the third-largest Asian American population in the country, with a population of 1.6 million, electing a leader who is committed to the needs and safety of not only the AAPI community, but all Texans is of utmost importance.

AAPI Victory Fund President and CEO Brad Jenkins issued the following statement:

“We are extremely proud to endorse the indomitable Beto O’Rourke for his gubernatorial race in Texas. From what we’ve seen of Beto, his unwavering commitment to putting his people and constituents first has not disappointed. Beto lives his values, centering Texans at the heart of his policies and has shown that he will fight for his community and constituents by focusing on issues that matter most to Texas residents – a safer community, climate change solutions, reform focused on gun safety, and investing in small businesses. We are incredibly honored to endorse an exemplary candidate and we can’t wait to see how Beto’s leadership transforms Texas.” 

AAPI Victory Fund National Political Director Shehn Datta issued the following statement:

“This is an incredible moment in time to endorse a candidate like Beto O’Rourke who fights for equity and justice for his community every day.  It is inspiring to see him in communities, at moments of crisis but also with a message of hope; Beto pushes for transformational change for Texas – change that brings more rights to people rather than suppressing them. At a time when the population of Texas is shifting – with a growing AAPI community, Beto has brought on staff – from leadership and advisors to organizers – who can speak to the needs of our community. Beto desires to move Texas forward where everyone – including the AAPI Texans – can thrive.”

Beto O’Rourke Senior Advisor and AAPI Victory Fund Board Member David Lee issued the following statement:

“The AAPI community has gone from the margins to the margin of victory in so many races across this country, and Texas is no exception. Being the fastest growing population in Texas, this is the time for us to engage and mobilize the entire AAPI community and make sure we do right by them by meeting them where they are, and not leaving anyone behind.”

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The AAPI Victory Fund is focused on mobilizing Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) eligible voters and moving them to the ballot box.