CAPAC Members Address Democratic Convention


Rep. Judy Chu of Pasadena, the first Chinese American woman elected to Congress, addresses the Democratic National Convention. At left is Rep. Ted Lieu of Los Angeles; at right is Rep. Bobby Scott of Virginia. (NBC News)

Rep. Judy Chu of Pasadena, the first Chinese American woman elected to Congress, addresses the Democratic National Convention. At left is Rep. Ted Lieu of Los Angeles; at right is Rep. Bobby Scott of Virginia. (NBC News)


PHILADELPHIA — Members of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus were featured at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on Wednesday night.

Rep. Judy Chu of Pasadena, CAPAC chair, was joined on stage by other members of CAPAC as well as two candidates.

“I am proud to be the first Chinese American woman ever elected to Congress,” she said. “Standing with me are my fellow Asian American and Pacific Islander or AAPI members of Congress. Many of them too are trailblazers in their own right, and we are all proud to support Hillary Clinton for president of the United States.

“It wasn’t too long ago that if you saw an Asian Pacific American walking in the U.S. Capitol, you had to stop to do a double take. But how things have changed. We now have a record number of AAPI members of Congress, and most importantly we are organizing and making our voices heard. We have gone from being marginalized to becoming the margin of victory in key swing states and districts all across our nation.