2016-08-03 / Political Page

Meng Speaks At DNC


Congresswoman Grace Meng (D-Queens) delivering her speech at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Congresswoman Grace Meng (D-Queens) delivering her speech at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. U.S. Congresswoman Grace Meng (D-Queens) spoke at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia late in the afternoon of July 27.

Meng addressed the convention at 5:25 p.m. as part of a speaking slot with other Asian-American and Pacific Islander Members of Congress. Meng spoke for approximately one minute. The event, which took place at the Wells Fargo Center, is the first convention attended by Meng, who is presently serving her second term in Congress.

The following are the remarks she delivered:

“I am Congresswoman Grace Meng from New York, the first Asian-American elected to Congress from the East Coast, and I support Hillary Clinton because she is the best candidate to bring Americans together and move our country forward!

“This election is so important, and Asian- Americans and Pacific Islanders can make the difference. Our voting power has doubled over the last decade – we are now the swing vote in swing states like Virginia, Nevada, and also right here in Pennsylvania, and I call upon my fellow AAPIs to organize, to campaign, and to vote, so that we will be the margin of victory in 2016 and beyond!

“As our community continues to grow – and as we begin to see more AAPI candidates like Raja Krishnamoorthi from Illinois and Stephanie Murphy from Florida begin to run for higher office – it is critical that we elect a person who will make history for America and build a brighter future for generations to come. And that person is Hillary Clinton!”

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