America's Opportunity Fund Endorses Jay Chen
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Alvina Yeh // firstname.lastname@example.org
Washington, D.C., May 2, 2012 – Today America’s Opportunity Fund (AOF) announces an additional endorsement for the 2012 election cycle. AOF is proud to add Jay Chen (CA-39) to its list of endorsed candidates.
AOF Co-Founder and Chair, former Secretary Norman Mineta had the following statement about Jay:
“Jay Chen is a rising star in the Democratic Party and represents the next generation of leadership our country needs. His business background, service on his school board, and commitment to underrepresented communities make him the ideal choice for the 39th Congressional District. I am honored to join the growing list of residents, organizations and leaders who support Jay Chen."
A graduate of Hacienda Heights public schools, Jay Chen won a scholarship to attend Harvard University and worked as a management consultant prior to starting his own small business. Fluent in Mandarin and Spanish, Jay was elected to his local school board in 2007 and has helped guide the district through consistent academic growth while preventing furloughs and layoffs to K-12 education. He serves on several local civic boards and is an intelligence officer in the United States Naval Reserve.
America's Opportunity Fund (AOF) is a 501 C (4) Political Action Committee that provides opportunities for candidates, and communities of color, to participate fully in the electoral process at the federal and statewide level.
The goals of AOF are to affect a marked increase in the number of elected officials who embrace and understand the needs of communities of color; generate significant funds to support its mission in targeted states throughout the country; increase voter visibility and participation to support AOF endorsed candidates to achieve victory.