The Asian American Foundation (TAAF) Statement of Support for Julie Su

Tuesday, June 6, 2023 - Today, Norman Chen, CEO of The Asian American Foundation, released the following statement in support of Julie Su, continuing to call on Congress to act: 

“The Asian American Foundation strongly supports the swift confirmation of Julie Su to serve as our nation’s next U.S. Secretary of Labor. Now is the time for Congress to act without delay. Our country urgently needs her continued leadership.

As the former California Labor Secretary and most recently serving alongside then Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh, Julie is an experienced and tireless advocate for labor and civil rights with a proven record of advancing policies to create a stronger, more inclusive, and resilient economy. Julie has successfully fought to protect the rights of low-wage workers and underrepresented communities including people of color, women, the LGBTQ+ community, and immigrants and she is exceptionally qualified to lead the Department of Labor.

TAAF is supported by numerous AAPI business leaders, including its founding board members, who are building towards a vision of an America where we do not only belong but prosper. Julie Su’s commitment to advancing equity in the workplace while advocating for workers’ rights brings us closer to that future. We urge Congress to confirm her nomination swiftly, as the Department of Labor will continue to thrive under Julie’s visionary leadership.”