May 06, 2022

Secretary Norman Mineta - a groundbreaking AAPI Leader

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Secretary Norman Y. Mineta. He was a political giant not only for many Americans but especially in the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities, motivating and mentoring generations of AAPIs to get involved and make a difference. Many Americans will remember Secretary Mineta for his calm, competent and unprecedented response to 9/11, his leadership in the creation of the Transportation Security Administration (“TSA”), and his stewardship of the legislation that helped victims of the Japanese American internment camps receive reparations. For many of us he will also be remembered as a founding father of the ecosystem that created many AAPI advocacy organizations that exist today – including APIAVote.

- Christine Chen, Executive Director of APIA Vote