AUGUST 2022 ISSUE







STATEMENT: AAPI Victory Fund Announces Appointment of National Political Director and National Outreach Director Ahead of 2022 Midterm Elections




WASHINGTON — Recently, the AAPI Victory Fund released a statement highlighting their newly appointed National Political Director, Shehn Datta, and National Outreach Director, Vaibhav Jain. In efforts to educate, empower, and mobilize the AAPI community’s 11 million-strong, the AAPI Victory Fund has invested in growing its staff to ensure the AAPI community’s diverse electorate is represented. AAPI Victory Fund President and CEO Brad Jenkins issued the following statement:


“We, at AAPI Victory Fund, are so excited to have Shehn Datta and Vaibhav Jain join our team as National Political Director and National Outreach Director, respectively. These two individuals have dedicated their time, resources, and lives to empowering communities and ensuring our democracy works for everyone.”


“Shehn Datta comes to us with over a decade of experience and expertise in advocacy, creating collaborative spaces, and movement building. As National Political Director, we look forward to strategizing with her to build AAPI political power across the country.”


“Vaibhav Jain has been an integral member of the AAPI Victory Fund, dating back to his organizing work on the 2021 U.S. Senate runoff elections in Georgia. Thanks to Vaibhav, we have expanded engagement with diverse community groups across the country, increased our digital footprint, and are better positioned to mobilize key blocs of AAPI voters in upcoming elections.”


“With their guidance, we can help the AAPI community reach its potential and save the future of our democracy.”


AAPI Victory Fund National Political Director Shehn Datta issued the following statement:


“I am elated to join AAPI Victory Fund as their National Political Director and join in on their efforts to engage and empower progressive AAPI voters to be the margin of victory at all levels of the ballot. This year’s elections are going to steer the direction of our democracy, making it more important than ever to band together and get out the vote.”


“As National Political Director, I look forward to working with AAPI Victory Fund to enfranchise and motivate the AAPI community to flex their political power, while bringing culture to the forefront of our work.”


AAPI Victory Fund National Outreach Director Vaibhav Jain issued the following statement:


“As an immigrant, I have learned that America’s promises of equality, opportunity, and freedom are not a guarantee. They are commitments that must be renewed by each successive generation. Civic engagement and participation in democratic processes are what bind us together and strengthen our union. I am humbled to serve the AAPI Victory Fund as National Outreach Director to ensure that we continue to be the margin of victory in elections and the redeemers of the values that drew so many of us here.”


“I look forward to scaling our efforts to recruit, educate, mobilize, and turnout 11 million AAPI voters, whose voices will be heard at the ballot box and whose leadership will be reflected in the halls of power.”


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The AAPI Victory Fund is focused on mobilizing Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) eligible voters and moving them to the ballot box.