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RSLC’s Future Majority Project Honors Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
WASHINGTON, DC (May 1, 2018) — The Republican State Leadership Committee’s Future Majority Project honored the launch of Asian-Pacific Heritage Month today by releasing a statement from Massachusetts Republican State Senator Dean Tran:
“As the first Vietnamese-American elected to the Massachusetts Legislature, the first person of color from the Worcester Middlesex district and the only Asian-born American elected to the State Senate, I am proud that I can be the voice of the Asian-Americans. Asian-Americans are the fastest growing population in the United States and it is critical that our voices are heard, and our views are represented accordingly. This must be a priority,” said Senator Dean Tran.
“Dean Tran flipped a Senate seat last December that had been Democrat-held since 1974 and in, of all places, the cobalt blue state of Massachusetts, and in a district won by both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. Dean Tran came to the United States at the age of 4, and his story of achievement is celebrated by the RSLC’s Future Majority Project, an initiative dedicated to growing our party to reflect the diversity of our great nation,” added Matt Walter, President of the Republican State Leadership Committee.
The Republican State Leadership Committee’s (RSLC) Future Majority Project (FMP) seeks to identify, recruit, train and support candidates who better reflect the full diversity of our nation. Launched in 2011, FMP supports men and women from diverse communities as they run to grow the economy, support job creators and focus on ways to keep more money in the pockets of working families. In 2015-2016, FMP invested $7 million – in partnership with the RSLC’s Right Women, Right Now (RWRN) – to identify and recruit 174 new, diverse candidates in 36 states. Through these efforts, FMP and RWRN saw 22 new candidates of diverse ethnicity elected, as well as 165 new women.
About the RSLC
The Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC) is the largest caucus of Republican state leaders in the country and the only national organization whose mission is to elect Republicans to multiple down-ballot, state-level offices. Since 2002, the RSLC has been working to elect candidates to the offices of lieutenant governor, secretary of state, state legislator, the judiciary and other down-ticket races. After Election Night 2017, state-level Republicans maintain 67 of 99 legislative chamber majorities in red, purple and blue states, hold 31 lieutenant governor seats, and control 30 secretaries of state offices. To learn more about the RSLC, please visit www.rslc.gop or follow @RSLC on Twitter.