Allred Joins Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) as Associate Member
Washington, D.C. –– Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) this week announced he has joined the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) as an Associate Member along with a total of 11 new Associate Members.
“In North Texas, diversity has always made us stronger and it is truly an honor to join the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus,” said Allred. “The Asian American community in North Texas has a rich history of civic engagement, from the cultural organizations across our region to the many chambers of commerce. As the Asian American community grows in North Texas, I look forward to working with CAPAC on issues facing AAPI individuals as we all work together to make sure that everyone has a chance to live their version of the American Dream. I thank Chair Judy Chu for this opportunity.”
According to the U.S. Census, the 32nd District of Texas is increasingly diverse and with more than 64,000 Asian-Americans (about 8 percent of the District’s total population) calling the district home. CAPAC now has a record number of 75 members and you can read the official announcement from CAPAC Chair, Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-27) here.
The Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) is comprised of Members of Congress of Asian and Pacific Islander descent and Members who have a strong dedication to promoting the well-being of the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. Currently chaired by Congresswoman Judy Chu, CAPAC has been addressing the needs of the AAPI community in all areas of American life since it was founded in 1994. The 116th Congress includes a historic high of 20 AAPI members in both the House and Senate. With the addition of these newest associate members, CAPAC is now comprised of 21 Executive Board Members in the House, four Executive Board Members in the Senate, and 50 Associate Members.