Assemblywoman Grace Meng, a candidate for congress in a heavily Asian district in northeastern Queens, just announced string of South Asian community leaders who are supporting her campaign, highlighting some of the diversity of the district she’s seeking to represent.
The endorsements in the statement included Maf Uddin, the founder and president of the Alliance of South Asian American Labor; Harbachan Singh, the president of Saul Weprin Democratic Club; Morshed Alam, the president and founder of the New American Democratic Club; and a host of other activists and organizational leaders.
“Trailblazing women like Grace Meng are exactly who we need in Congress these days, fighting for working families and small businesses and standing up to the GOP’s war on women,” Reshma Saujani, a former congressional candidate in the Upper East Side and western Queens, said in the statement. “And we’re here to say that we’re going to be working every day, knocking on doors, reaching out to all of our neighbors, friends and family members to help her get to Washington so she can get Washington working for immigrant communities!”
The press release also featured photos of her appearances earlier this month at Bengali New Year celebrations and the Sikh Day Parade, showcasing her efforts to reach out to the community.
Ms. Meng is competing against multiple other candidates against a field which notably includes Assemblyman Rory Lancman and Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley. Voters head to the polls June 26th.