"I would like to thank Chairman Reince Priebus for his leadership and commitment to bringing Asian Pacific Americans into the political process; this is a great step in that direction," stated Fung. "Through the relentless efforts by RNC Chairman Reince Priebus, the party is focused on three key areas: 1) transitioning to a 50 state strategy; 2) investing in building a lasting infrastructure; 3) and most importantly, making a commitment to engage minority communities. Personally, I could not be more proud of the Growth and Opportunity programs the RNC have implemented over the past year. Along with the technological systems they are putting in place, the RNC is making leaps and bounds to lead the next generation. I know the efforts and strategy to engage communities have come a long way, true grassroots engagement will take continuing effort and time. For far too long, Republicans have ignored blue states and the urban core to the point where minorities felt less welcome within the party. I am gratified to see an emphasis being made on urban areas," continued Fung.
"We all know, actions speak louder than words, and this Council is a step in the right direction in bringing more Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders into the Republican Party. The 2012 U.S. Census report noted APA's are the fastest growing race or ethnic group. In order to win APA votes, we cannot just come into each community three months before an election. True grassroots engagement takes time and energy. This is exactly what I have been doing in Cranston for over a decade. The RNC is investing resources to ensure there is true engagement in the Asian, South Asian, and Pacific Islander communities throughout the United States," said Fung.
"As a RNC APA Council member, I look forward to being a resource to further our engagement efforts, promote and communicate Republican principles, and help Republicans win," ended Fung.