PHILADELPHIA, PA - Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27), who represents Monterey Park and many cities in the West San Gabriel Valley, will speak at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, PA on Wednesday, July 27th in the evening. Rep. Chu is appearing as part of a speaking slot with other Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Members of Congress. Rep. Chu released the following statement:
"This week, I have the exciting privilege to speak at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in support of Hillary Clinton for President! Since I last spoke at the DNC to support Barack Obama for President four years ago, we have made enormous gains for immigrants, communities of color, and women. But those gains are fragile and would be wiped away by the callous policies of a President Trump. That is why this election means so much. Hillary Clinton is the most experienced candidate for President in modern history, with the temperament and compassion necessary to not only build on the successes of the last eight years, but usher in a period of even greater growth and inclusion. It means so much to the nation that she has invited so many Asian American and Pacific Islander Members of Congress to speak at the convention. Her campaign is inclusive and I am thrilled to be able to speak in support of it this week and through the rest of the election.
"This is why I am honored to lead my fellow AAPI colleagues to address how far we've come as a community and how having a voice in our government will help AAPIs today and for generations to come."
(Source: Chu Press Release.)