Asian American Action Fund
|Purpose||Asian American political participation|
|board of directors|
|Affiliations||Hyphen Magazine, CAPAC, Angry Asian Man, 18 Million Rising, APIAVote, NCAPA, AALDEF, Ready PAC, WHAAPI, ASPIRE PAC|
|Slogan||Electing Our Leaders, Empowering Our Community|
The Asian American Action Fund (AAAFund) is an American Democratic political action committee founded in 1999. AAAFund's goal is to increase the voice of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) in every level of local, state and federal government in the United States. Specifically, AAAFund addresses the under-representation of AAPIs by organizing campaign volunteers, campaign contributions, technical support, and logistics for both endorsed and un-endorsed candidates running for political office. As such, our policy and efforts also include fighting the model minority myth thus supporting affirmative action, shrinking the credibility gap through media efforts, and promoting Asian representation in media and public life. AAAFund endorses candidates across the country. AAAF's officers, board of directors, advisory board, and honorary board direct its actions. AAAFund has regional chapters in Northern California, Chicago, Northern Virginia/Maryland/District of Columbia, Southern Ohio, and New York City as well as a young professional chapter.
AAAFund hires staff, volunteers, and consultants. We've no formal membership as we emphasize volunteering. AAAFund receives financial support from foundations, corporations, individuals, and fundraisers. AAAF receives no government funds.
|Robert Underwood[disambiguation needed]||2000|
|Minh Chau "Victoria" Nguyen||Garrett Park, Maryland City Council; first Vietnamese American woman to be elected to public office in the United States||2002|
|Satveer Chaudhary||Minnesota State Senate, District 50||2002|
|Matt Matsunaga||US Congress, Hawaii||2002|
|Cy Thao||Minnesota House of Representatives, District 65A||2002|
|Robert A. Underwood||United States House of Representatives, Guam||2002|
|Jinhee Wilde||Maryland House of Delegates, District 15||2002|
|John Young||Maryland House of Delegates, District 15||2002|
|Satveer Chaudhary||Minnesota State Senate, District 50||2004|
|Swati Dandekar||Iowa House of Representatives, District 36||2004|
|Susan Lee||Maryland House of Delegates, District 16||2006|
|Ted Lieu||California State Assembly, 53rd A.D.||2006|
|Warren Furutani||Los Angeles City Council||2007|
|Pakou Hang||St. Paul City Council||2007|
|Sam Yoon||Boston City Council||2007|
|Susan Shin-Angulo||Mayor, Cherry Hill, New Jersey||2008|
|Cecilia Birge||Freeholder, Somerset County, NJ||2008|
|Al Franken||United States Senate (MN)||2008|
|Ted Lieu||California State Assembly, 53rd A.D.||2008|
|Sandra VuLe||Texas House of Representatives, 112th District||2008|
|Susan Shin-Angulo||Township of Cherry Hill Council, first Korean-American woman election to a State of New Jersey municipal office||2009|
|Mark Keam||Virginia House of Delegates, District 35||2009|
|Cecilia Xie Birge||Freeholder, Somerset County, New Jersey||2010|
|Hansen Clarke||MI-13, first Bangladeshi-American elected to the US Congress||2010|
|Swati Dandekar||Iowa State Senate, 18th District||2010|
|Eni Faleomavaega||American Samoa||2010|
|Al Franken||US Senate, MN||2010|
|Paul Fong||California State Assembly, 22nd A.D.||2010|
|Warren Furutani||won Runoff Election in February 2008 for California State Assembly, 55th A.D.||2010|
|Jay Goyal||Ohio State Assembly, 73rd A.D.||2010|
|Kamala Harris||CA AG||2010|
|Otto Lee||Santa Clara County, California, Supervisor, District 3||2010|
|Ted Lieu||California State Assembly, 53rd A.D.||2010|
|Jeff Merkley||US Senate, OR||2010|
|Rick Noriega||US Senate, TX||2010|
|Harry Reid||US Senate (NV)||2010|
|William Tong||Connecticut House of Representatives, 147th District||2010|
|Kris Valderrama||Maryland General Assembly, 26th District||2010|
|Hubert Vo||Texas House of Representatives, 149th District||2010|
|Sandra VuLe||Texas House of Representatives, 112th District||2010|
|Betty Yee||California State Controller||2010|
|Garrett Yee||California Assembly, 20th District||2010|
|Ted Lieu||Special Election||2011|
|Andy Toy||Philadelphia City Council, At-Large Democratic seat||2011|
|Suzanne Lee||Boston City Council, District 2||2011|
|William Tong||US Senate, CT||2011|
|Warren Furutani||Los Angeles City Council District 15||2011|
|Terry McAuliffe||Governor of Virginia||2013|
|Mark Keam||Virginia House of Delegates (A.D. 35)||2013|
|Mazie Hirono||US Senate (HI)||2012|
|Tim Kaine||US Senate (VA)||2012|
|Ani Bera||US House (CA)||2012|
|Connolly||US House (VA)||2012|
|Tammy Duckworth||US House (IL)||2012|
|Tulsi Gabbard||US House (HI)||2012|
|Colleen Hanabusa||US House (HI)||2012|
|Mike Honda||US House (CA-17)||2012|
|Grace Meng||US House (NY-6)||2012|
|Mark Takano||US House (CA)||2012|
|Ted Lieu||California State Senate||2012|
|Mike Honda||US House (CA-17)||2014|
|Ami Bera||US House (CA-7)||2014|
|Judy Chu||US House (CA-27)||2014|
|Tammy Duckworth||US House (IL-8)||2014|
|Tulsi Gabbard||US House (HI-2)||2014|
|Mark Takai||US House (HI-1)||2014|
|Ted Lieu||US House (CA)||2014|
|Mark Takano||US House (CA-41)||2014|
|David Ige||Governor of Hawaii||2014|
|Pramila Jayapal||Washington State Senate||2014|
|Stephanie Gray Chang||Michigan House of Representatives||2014|
|Helen Gym||Philadelphia City Council||2015|
|Tammy Duckworth||US Senate (IL)||2016|
|Catherine Cortez Masto||US Senate (NV)||2016|
|Mike Honda||US House (CA-17)||2016|
|Ami Bera||US House (CA-7)||2016|
|Raja Krishnamoorthi||US House (IL-8)||2016|
|Stephanie Murphy||US House (FL-7), first Vietnamese-American elected to the US Congress||2016|
|Pramila Jayapal||US House (WA-7)||2016|
|Colleen Hanabusa||US House (HI-2)||2016|
|Warren Furutani||CA State Senate (District 35)||2016|
|Aftab Pureval||Hamilton County Clerk of Courts||2016|
On August 8, 2008, the Library of Congress recognized the AAAF Blog as an outstanding source of information on the internet during the 2008 Presidential election and added the AAAF Blog to its Election 2008 Web Archive Collection.
On November 17, 2011, the Philadelphia chapter held its inaugural event.
On July 25, 2016, the blogteam attended the DNC as part of the DNC AAPI Media Center with over 300 volunteers and organizations, much expanded since 2008.
Asian American Action Fund of Greater Chicago
The Asian American Action Fund of Greater Chicago's (AAAF-GC) mission is to encourage APA Democrats to participate in the political process, empower the APA community, and to increase APA representation in Chicago political life. In Chicago, APAs make up 5% of the total population but neither the City of Chicago nor its State and Federal agencies had any APA elected officials as of the 2011 election year. The AAAF-GC also supports non-APA candidates who support issues of concern to the APA community, identifies qualified Democratic candidates, gives financial and technical assistance, and builds a local network of activists, funders, and supporters. In 2011, AAAF-GC endorsed
- Rahm Emanuel for Mayor of the City of Chicago
- Will Burns for Chicago City Council Ward 04
- Emily Stewart for Chicago City Council Ward 46
- Ameya Pawar for Chicago City Council Ward 47
- Harry Osterman for Chicago City Council Ward 48
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