CAUSE Thanks APA Elected Officials

Los Angeles — In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and National Service Day, CAUSE  recognizes that there are many ways to be of service. On this day, CAUSE would like to show appreciation for the public servants who tirelessly advocate for Asian and Pacific Islander communities nationwide as elected officials.

We also want to congratulate these Californian APA elected officials and trusted APA advocates on their determination and wins in the 2020 General Election.

  • Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris (first Black, South Asian woman to be elected as Vice President)
  • Congressmember Judy Chu, CA-27 (first Chinese American woman elected to Congress, serving since 2009)
  • Congressmember Young Kim, CA-39 (first Korean American woman elected to U.S. House of Representatives)
  • Congressmember Michelle Park Steel, CA-48 (first Korean American woman U.S. House of Representatives)
  • Congressmember Mark Takano, CA-41 (first openly gay Asian American elected to Congress, serving since 2013)
  • Congressmember Ted Lieu, CA-33
  • Congressmember Grace Napolitano, CA-32
  • Congressmember Katie Porter, CA-45
  • Congressmember Adam Schiff, CA-28
  • State Senator Toni Atkins, CA-39
  • Assembymember Rob Bonta, CA-18
  • Assemblymember David Chiu, CA-17
  • Assembymember Ed Chau, CA-49
  • Assemblymember Phillip Chen, CA-55
  • Assemblymember David Chiu, CA-17
  • Assemblymember Evan Low, CA-28
  • Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi, CA-66
  • Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva, CA-65
  • Assemblymember Miguel Santiago, CA-53
  • Alhambra City Councilmember Jeff Maloney, District 3
  • Long Beach City Councilmember Suely Saro, District 6 (the first Cambodian American elected to Long Beach City Council, Leadership Institute 2016 Alumni)

Congratulations to all the APA elected officials, candidates, and allies who made these historic strides possible and paved the way for future APA leaders. Thank you for choosing to serve your communities. We look forward to working with these elected officials and partnering with them to advocate for APA issues

CAUSE’s work continues to ensure that these firsts are just the beginning. Learn more about CAUSE’s programs including Leadership Academy and Leadership Institution, and see where your civic journey can take you.