Leaders in their Communities but Not in Elected Office; A New Report Calls for More AAPI Women Political Candidates

Leaders in their Communities but Not in Elected Office; A New Report Calls for More AAPI Women Political Candidates

PR Newswire

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 28, 2020

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ —¬†Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) women are respected leaders of nonprofit organizations but their leadership is less represented as candidates for elected office, according to a new brief released today.

The brief, a collaboration between the National AAPI Power Fund, New American Leaders Action Fund, and Groundswell Action Fund, explores why AAPI women lag far behind men when it comes to running for elected office. It also offers recommendations to increase the number of AAPI women candidates for elected or appointed offices.

“Elected AAPI women will prioritize the community and its issues,” said Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-WA., who is featured in the brief. Jayapal was the Executive Director of OneAmerica before deciding

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