Asian American Leaders Show Support for Measure CC

mike-fongAs part of his endorsement for Measure CC, LACCD Trustee Mike Fong stated, “Asian Americans make up more than 10% of the LACCD student body. Asian Americans are a rapidly growing population in the greater Los Angeles region. This is a critical opportunity for the Asian American community to embrace the hopes and aspirations of the next generation of leaders in the greater Los Angeles region and the importance of Measure CC in improving accessibility to an affordable, first class education at our LACCD campuses.”

This endorsement by Asian American leaders comes on the heels of a broad base of support from other prominent elected officials and community organizations, including Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, the Los Angeles County Democratic Party, the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, the United Firefighters of Los Angeles City, LACCD Board of Trustees President Scott Svonkin, and several others.

“As a Trustee to the largest community college district in the country with a vibrant and growing minority student population many from immigrant families, I am focused on making sure LACCD is at the forefront in preparing students to enter the workforce,” said LACCD Board Trustee Mike Eng. “Measure CC will modernize facilities used by thousands of students to succeed in the fields of nursing, public safety, manufacturing, automotive, technology and construction. This bond measure is about preparing 21st Century students in 21st Century classrooms”

According to a report released in September by Asian Americans Advancing Justice, Asian Americans are the fastest-growing racial group in the United States.

Measure CC will provide desperately needed funding to improve student access to higher education in Los Angeles. If approved, this bond measure will build new facilities at our LACCD campuses, including libraries, athletic facilities, new science labs, job training facilities, childcare centers, and more.

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