Reps. Jacky Rosen and Grace Meng Meet with AAPI Community Leaders in Las Vegas

Last night, Congresswoman and candidate for U.S. Senate Jacky Rosen joined leaders of the Asian American Pacific-Islander (AAPI) community for a house party in Las Vegas to discuss issues like protecting legal immigration, supporting small business owners, fixing our schools, and improving our health care system to lower costs. Rosen was joined by Congresswoman Grace Meng, who serves as a Vice Chair of the Democratic National Committee and Chair of the Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Rising and Empowering (ASPIRE) PAC.

“I always appreciate hearing directly from advocates in the AAPI community to listen to their concerns and keep learning more about the challenges they face, and I will carry these stories with me as Nevada’s next Senator,” said Rosen. “Our AAPI community is diverse and thriving and contributing so much to our state’s culture and our growing economy. I’m proud to be a strong voice for the AAPI community in Congress and look forward to continuing this important work in the Senate.”

“I’ve seen firsthand in Congress how hard Jacky works to serve Nevada and do what’s right for hardworking families, and I know she’ll continue being a tenacious champion for the AAPI community,” said Meng. “I had a great time hearing from so many community leaders and can say with certainty that Nevada is ready to send Jacky Rosen to the Senate.”

“Jacky Rosen understands the strength and importance of our community, and she’s the type of advocate we need serving in the U.S. Senate,” said event host Sharifa Wahab. “The last thing we need is a Washington politician who wants to sabotage our health care system and rubber stamp President Trump’s anti-immigrant policies — but that’s what we have right now in Sen. Dean Heller. Jacky Rosen has been fighting for the AAPI community in the House, and I know she’ll keep fighting for us as our next Senator.”

In Congress, Jacky Rosen has been an advocate for Southern Nevada’s AAPI community and is an associate member of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC). She has supported critical legislation to honor Chinese-American veterans who served in World War II, help reunify Filipino World War II veterans with their families, and ensure Filipino veterans are fully eligible for veterans’ benefits.