Washington – Tonight, President Joe Biden addressed the nation in his first State of the Union following his first year in office.
Shekar Narasimhan, founder and board chair of the AAPI Victory Fund issued the following statement:
“In January 2020, AAPI Victory Fund was the first national organization to endorse Joe Biden to become President of the United States, due to his strong commitment to diversity, representation and unity.
“It is difficult to heal a divided nation, especially when his predecessor continues to fuel messages of hate and violence. We are grateful that he is our President at a time when we and all democratic nations need to stand together for the Rule of Law. And a robust economic recovery needs a steady hand and one that cares about how that recovery affects all people.
“The president specifically addressed issues important to our community including anti-Asian hate crimes and the need to revise our laws so businesses have the workers they need and families don’t wait decades to reunite. Immigration reform is not just good for our families, but for our country.
“We look forward to strengthening the Democratic majority in the Senate and the House by increasing AAPI representation and participation. And to continue to work on an economy that works for all and a democracy that is the beacon of freedom for the rest of the world.”
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The AAPI Victory Fund is focused on mobilizing Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) eligible voters and moving them to the ballot box.