AAAF Celebrates Hiring of AAPI Presidential Campaign Managers

The board of the Asian American Action Fund congratulates and celebrates the historic hiring of Roger Lau to helm Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s presidential campaign and of Faiz Shakir to head Sen. Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign.

Roger Lau

Lau previously served as Warren’s chief of staff and brings experience on John Kerry’s 2004 presidential bid.

Shakir was most recently national political director for the ACLU and advised Sen. Harry Reid, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and the Center for American Progress.

It is the first time in history that major presidential candidates, much less two front-runners for the Democratic nomination, have chosen Asian Americans to manage their campaigns.