Fullerton, Calif .– Today, Gil Cisneros, Fmr. Lieutenant Commander who is running for Congress in California’s 39th Congressional District, was endorsed by both the Chinese American Citizens Alliance (CACA) and the Korean Resource Center Action Fund, joining other AAPI organizations that represent the diverse communities of the 39th District, including ASPIRE PAC, AAAFund, the Korean American Democratic Club (KADC), the Vietnamese Democratic Club (VADC), and the Asian American Democratic Club (AADC).
“I strongly believe that everyone’s voice needs to be heard and that our society and our government works better when we are inclusive,” said Gil Cisneros. “I believe the diverse communities of the 39th, including both the Latino and Asian American Pacific Islander communities, is one of our greatest strengths. While the AAPI Community is often treated as one monolithic community, I take great pride in carrying individual endorsements from each community, including the Chinese, Korean, Filipino, Vietnamese, and Sikh communities. I’m honored to have the endorsement of both the Chinese American Citizens Alliance and the Korean Resource Center Action Fund, and I promise to continue to promote diversity both within my own staff and in our government.”
The Cisneros campaign is running one of the most robust AAPI Outreach programs in the country with an AAPI Outreach Department of six staffers, including the only Chinese American campaign manager on a Red to Blue race in the country. The campaign is running a comprehensive digital outreach program to the Chinese and Korean community, and in language mail and walk pieces for the Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, and Filipino communities.
The endorsements of the CACA and KRC Action Fund add to the growing list of organizations and elected officials who support Cisneros’s campaign, including VoteVets, Alliance for Retired Americans, End Citizens United, the Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters, United Steel Workers, the Orange County Labor Fed, the LA County Labor Fed, the San Bernardino County Professional Firefighters, Orange County Professional Firefighters Association, Los Angeles County Professional Peace Officers Association, the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA), immigrants rights champion Dolores Huerta, California Secretary of State Alex Padilla, California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, State Senator Keven de León, California Treasurer John Chiang, Congressman Ted Lieu and eighteen other Democratic members of Congress, Planned Parenthood Action Fund, NARAL Pro-Choice America, SEIU California, the Giffords Campaign to End Gun Violence, The Brady Campaign, California School Employees Association (CSEA), the California Democratic Party, United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW), UniteHere! Local 11, the California Labor Fed, IBEW Local 11, LiUNA Local 562, BOLD PAC, Peace Action, and numerous local officials.