And yet, for the first time in over two decades, we are facing the possibility that there might not be a single AAPI Cabinet Secretary in a presidential administration.
ADVERTISEMENTThe Asian American community has been lobbying for David Kim, California’s Transportation secretary, to run Biden’s Transportation Department.
And Julie Su, California’s secretary of Labor and Workforce Development, is in the running to be Biden’s Labor secretary.
Obama had a record number of AAPI Cabinet secretaries: Energy Secretary Steven Chu, Commerce Secretary Gary Locke and Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki Eric Ken ShinsekiThe Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by Facebook – COVID-19 vaccine moves ahead.
“If we do not have an AAPI Cabinet Secretary in the Biden Administration, it will undermine the historic progress that AAPIs have made over the past 20 years.