For Immediate Release: February 28, 2023
Contact: Virginia Lucy,

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Julie Su is an expert on workers’ rights and civil rights and a highly qualified choice as Secretary of Labor. NAPAWF is thrilled that President Biden will move forward with her nomination to Secretary of Labor and urge the Senate to swiftly confirm her.

Su is currently serving as the Deputy Secretary of Labor. Before this, she served as the secretary for the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency and as California labor commissioner.

Deputy Secretary Su has not just the expertise, but the lived experiences to be a strong advocate for immigrant workers. She is the daughter of Chinese immigrants, and grew up supporting her family’s small laundromat business and translating for her parents.

Deputy Secretary Su has the professional expertise and lived experiences to be an advocate for all workers, particularly low-wage and immigrant workers who are marginalized. 

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The National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF) is the only multi-issue, progressive, community organizing and policy advocacy organization for Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) women and girls in the U.S. NAPAWF’s mission is to build collective power so that all AAPI women and girls can have full agency over our lives, our families, and our communities.