AAA Fund Press Release: AAA Fund Pleased To Announce Endorsements of Grace Meng and Jennifer Ong
OCTOBER 3, 2012
Contact: Gautam Dutta (202) 236-2048
WASHINGTON D.C. (October 4, 2012) – The Asian American Action (AAA) Fund is pleased to announce the endorsement of New York Congressional candidate Grace Meng and California Assembly candidate Jennifer Ong.
Grace Meng is a Taiwanese American public interest lawyer and a member of the New York State Assembly. She is running to represent the people of Queens and has authored successful bills in the legislature to extend unemployment coverage, fight human trafficking, and provide incentives for affordable housing.
Jennifer Ong is an Filipina American optometrist and small business owner. The daughter of two union members, she is running for Assembly in California to help others have what California has given her and her family.
AAA-Fund Executive Director Gautam Dutta said, “We’re excited to endorse Grace Meng and Jennifer Ong– two rising stars in Asian American politics. Grace and Jennifer will be true advocates for their constituents, as well as championing issues important to Asian Americans and all Americans.”
AAA-Fund Endorsements Chair Caroline Fan stated, “These women are breaking glass ceilings in more ways than one – we’re proud to support the next first Asian American Congresswoman from New York and the next first Filipina American California state legislator. I am confident that they will bring their experiences as the daughters of immigrants to their offices.”