On Friday, Sept. 29, former Washington Governor Gary Locke and leaders from Washington’s Asian Pacific American (APA) community formally endorsed U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell for re-election and launched “Asian Pacific Americans for Cantwell” at an event at the Panama Tea and Coffee House in Seattle’s International District. The leaders thanked Cantwell for her work on behalf of Washington’s APA families, from expanding access to affordable health care and quality education to lowering energy costs and protecting Social Security. Other speakers at the event included State Rep. Sharon Tomiko Santos (D-Seattle), State Sen. Paull Shin (D-Edmonds) and Bob Santos, International District Activist..

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