Congresswoman Meng, Michelle Kwan, NY Asian American Elected Officials and Maya Harris Join Community Leaders and Activists From Across New York State to Kick Off New York AAPIs For Biden Organizing Event


QUEENS, NY – Last night, Congresswoman and Democratic National Committee (DNC) Vice Chair Grace Meng (D-Queens), New York Asian American elected officials, former Olympian Michelle Kwan, and advocate-writer Maya Harris kicked off the New York Asian American community’s organizing efforts for Joe Biden. The event, held via Zoom with leaders and activists from across New York State, highlighted the importance of making Joe Biden and Kamala Harris the next President and Vice President of the United States. Discussion also included New York’s Asian American community assisting the Biden campaign’s efforts to win in battleground states, especially in Pennsylvania, Ohio and Michigan. 

“We need the Biden/Harris ticket to win in November in order to restore our nation’s leadership, and address the many critical issues facing our country,” said Meng. “The Asian American community stands to play a crucial role in helping to make that happen, and we need our Asian Americans in New York to reach out to battleground state voters. I look forward to working with Joe Biden and Kamala Harris when they become our next President and Vice President.” Those who participated in tonight’s event included:

  • Congresswoman and DNC Vice Chair Grace Meng
  • State Senator John Liu 
  • State Senator Kevin Thomas 
  • Assemblymember Ron Kim
  • Assemblymember Yuh-Line Niou 
  • Acting Queens Borough President Sharon Lee
  • New York City Councilmember Margaret Chin 
  • New York City Councilmember Peter Koo 
  • Maya Harris, Advocate and Writer 
  • Michelle Kwan, Former Olympic Figure Skater 
  • Bel Leong-Hong, DNC AAPI Caucus Chair 
  • Amit Jani, Biden For President AAPI Outreach Director 


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