WASHINGTON - APAICS endorses Julie Su to be the next U.S. Secretary of Labor. Currently, Ms. Su serves as Deputy Secretary of Labor.
APAICS president & CEO Madalene Xuan-Trang Mielke released the following statement:
“Ms. Su has been an indispensable leader within the Department of Labor, working side-by-side with Secretary Walsh to resolve national crises and collaborating with leadership across government to advance President Biden’s Build Back Better agenda for a more inclusive economy.
“Beyond her vast contributions at the Department of Labor, Ms. Su has worked as a civil rights lawyer for over 17 years. In that role, she has created coalitions representing African American, Latino, AA & NH/PI, and LGBTQ communities in landmark decisions. Due to her tireless advocacy on the behalf of all workers, she is widely supported across diverse communities.
“Moreover, Ms. Su brings a level of insight and representation to foster, promote and develop the welfare of American workers. Women and communities of color are the fastest-growing sectors in the workforce. As our country’s economy moves toward diversity, equity and inclusion reflecting its people, so must its leadership.”
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The Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) is a national, non-partisan, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander participation and representation at all levels of the political process, from community service to elected office.