WASHINGTON, D.C. – Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote) issued the following statement after the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) voted to advance the nomination of Julie Su as the next U.S. Secretary of Labor.
“APIAVote commends the Senate HELP committee for voting to move forward with Julie Su’s nomination as our next Secretary of Labor. Su is a perfect embodiment of the American Dream. Coming from a family of immigrants and small business owners, Su understands first-hand many of the unique challenges facing America’s workforce, and will be a strong advocate for all communities should she be confirmed.”
“Julie Su has a long track record of working with folks all across the political spectrum, working with the business community as well as organized labor, and delivering results for the country’s economy. Together with Secretary Walsh, Su has led key initiatives at the Labor Department including reinvigorating workforce training programs to equip workers for today’s economy as the US has seen record levels of job growth.”
“Su served as Deputy Secretary of Labor, Secretary of the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency, Commissioner of the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, and a civil rights attorney for more than 17 years. She has dedicated her career ensuring every American worker is treated with dignity and respect. It is clear she will continue to do so as Secretary of Labor.”
“Business groups, labor leaders, and elected officials agree – Su should be our country’s next Secretary of Labor. We urge all members of the Senate to swiftly confirm Su.”
About APIAVote: Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote) is a leading national nonpartisan organization that works with partners to mobilize Asian American Pacific Islanders (AAPI) in electoral and civic participation. APIAVote envisions a world that is inclusive, fair, and collaborative, and where AAPI communities are self-determined, empowered, and engaged. See our website for more information at https://www.apiavote.org/