Jimmy Gomez Announces Powerful Slate of AAPI Endorsements, Including California Attorney General Rob Bonta and Reps. Judy Chu, Andy Kim, and More

By: Jimmy Gomez

Representing Koreatown, Historic Filipinotown, Chinatown, Little Tokyo, Little Bangladesh and many other important diverse communities, Congressman Jimmy Gomez releases an impressive list of AAPI leaders supporting his campaign.

Los Angeles, April 11, 2022 – Congressman Jimmy Gomez released a new slate of endorsements from AAPI leaders, showing his momentum across diverse communities. California Attorney General Rob Bonta, Rep. Ami Bera, Rep. Judy Chu, Rep. Grace Meng, Rep. Ted Lieu, Rep. Marilyn Strickland, and Rep. Mark Takano are all backing Congressman Gomez’s re-election.

Speaking to Congressman Gomez’s record of fighting for underserved communities, California Attorney General Rob Bonta said: 

“From our time in the state legislature highlighting Filipino contributions to the farm worker movement, to fighting housing discrimination against low-income seniors after he was elected to Congress, I know Jimmy is an exceptional legislator who delivers real results for all of his constituents. I am proud to endorse and stand with him again this year, as I know he stands with every community and neighborhood of his district.”

After working together to craft and pass the Child Tax Credit, Congresswoman Judy Chu enthusiastically endorses Congressman Gomez’s reelection campaign, saying:

“Jimmy Gomez is a tireless advocate that delivers real results for working families. As my

colleague on the Ways and Means Committee, we crafted the Child Tax Credit, which lifted millions of children out of poverty. He knows what it’s like to grow up in a family that struggles to make ends meet, and that’s one reason he’s such an effective policymaker and legislator,” said Congresswoman Judy Chu. “I’m honored to endorse his re-election campaign.”

Congresswoman Marilyn Strickland sees Congressman Gomez as an ally in the fight for immigrant communities, saying: 

“As the first Korean American woman in Congress, it has been an honor to work with Jimmy – a

child of immigrants himself who represents the largest Korean American population of any congressional district in the country” said Congresswoman Marilyn Strickland. “From expanding healthcare to supporting small business, protecting the rights of immigrant families, to providing aid during the COVID-19 pandemic, Jimmy shares our values and understands the challenges our diverse communities face. I’m proud to endorse him for re-election.”

In announcing his endorsement, Congressman Andy Kim said:

“As the first Korean American Democrat to be elected to Congress, I have always deeply respected Jimmy as he holds the unique privilege of representing the congressional district with

the largest Korean American community in Congress,” said Congressman Andy Kim. “From COVID-19 relief to supporting small businesses, and protecting tenants, Jimmy has been delivering results for Korean Americans and the rest of his district for years, and I am proud to support his re-election campaign”

In Congress, Rep. Gomez has passed legislation to uplift and support his district, including AAPI communities. The Child Tax Credit, which Congressman Gomez helped draft as a member of the Ways and Means Committee, reduced poverty among AAPI children by 37 percent. Congressman Gomez cosponsored the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act, which was signed into law by President Biden, to provide resources and improve reporting in response to a rise in anti-Asian hate.

California’s 34th Congressional District, which contains Koreatown, Historic Filipinotown, Chinatown, Little Tokyo, and Little Bangladesh among its diverse communities, contains the single largest population of Korean Americans of any congressional district in the country. With this new slate of endorsements, Congressman Gomez shows his long standing support of and commitment to these important neighborhoods, as well as his deep support from the country’s top AAPI leaders.

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