Hacienda Heights, Calif. – On Saturday morning, Gil Cisneros, Fmr. Lieutenant Commander who is running for Congress in California’s 39th Congressional District, conducted a Chinese American small business tour with Assemblymember Ed Chau (AD-49). Afterwards, they were joined by Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom and Treasurer John Chiang, along with Asian American community leaders for a small luncheon on how to be a better partner to the AAPI community.
“Everyone deserves to have their voice and needs heard. Both our society and our government works better when we are inclusive and working together within our communities,” said 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 learning about each AAPI communities’ unique interests and values. The Lieutenant Governor, Treasurer, and I enjoyed our fruitful discussion with Asian American leaders from both the nonprofit and civic activist community. When elected, I promise to continue to learn more about and be an effective partner with the AAPI community.”
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.
Left to Right: Mark Masaoka, Tammy Kim, Gino Kwok, Katie Kalvoda, Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, Gil Cisneros, Treasurer John Chiang, Assemblymember Ed Chau, Mary Anne Foo, Shikha Bhatnagar, Grace Barrios, Ellen Ahn