Advancing Justice - AAJC Applauds Nomination of Julie Su For U.S. Secretary of Labor

Statement by Advancing Justice - AAJC
For Immediate Release
Michelle Boykins (202) 296-2300, ext. 0144
Vivin Qiang 202-780-9327

Washington, D.C. — February 28, 2023 — Asian Americans Advancing Justice – AAJC responds to the breaking news of the nomination of Deputy Secretary of Labor, Julie Su, to become the next U.S. Secretary for the Department of Labor. 

 Asian Americans Advancing JusticeAAJC, issues the following statement:

 “Advancing Justice – AAJC applauds the Biden Administration for nominating Julie Su to be the next U.S. Secretary of Labor. Su is eminently qualified for this position and there is no better person suited to step into this role. As Deputy Secretary, Su has been an indispensable leader within the Department of Labor, partnering with leadership across the government to achieve a more inclusive economy.

 Julie Su’s nomination is a welcome and critical step in increasing Asian American representation in the Cabinet, as Su would be the only Asian American head of a federal department. Su, a nationally recognized expert on labor policy and workers’ rights, would bring her lived experience as a daughter of immigrants, a woman of color, and an Asian American to the role of U.S. Secretary of Labor, ensuring the concerns of all communities are prioritized in the workforce, labor, and employment goals set forth by the Biden Administration.

 We have full confidence in Julie Su and will continue to voice our belief that she is the best person to fulfill this role in the Department of Labor.

 Advancing Justice – AAJC strongly encourages Congress to move swiftly to confirm Julie Su as the next U.S. Secretary of Labor.”