Meet Judy Chu

A Great American

Congresswoman Judy Chu, representative of California’s 28th District, and with a background as a psychologist and educator, Chu brought a unique perspective to politics, prioritizing mental health, education, and community welfare. Her entry into politics was driven by a desire to make tangible differences in her community, leading her to serve on the Monterey Park City Council. Here, she became the first Chinese American woman mayor in a mainland American city, showcasing her leadership abilities and commitment to her community early on.

Chu’s legislative career further reflects her pioneering spirit. As a member of the California State Assembly and later the State Board of Equalization, she championed policies that supported small businesses, improved public schools, and protected the environment. These early efforts highlighted her dedication to creating a more equitable and sustainable future for all Californians.

Today, as a Congresswoman, Judy Chu continues to break barriers and champion critical issues. Chu’s advocacy for health care reform, women’s rights, and immigrant rights resonates with a wide audience, showcasing her commitment to inclusivity and justice. Chu’s leadership extends to her role as the Chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC), where she works tirelessly to amplify the voices of the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community in the legislative process. Her efforts to combat AAPI hate, ensure racial equity, and promote diversity in government are crucial in today’s socio-political climate, inspiring others to engage and make a difference.Congresswoman Judy Chu’s journey from a local advocate to a respected national leader embodies the values and aspirations of the American dream. Chu’s ability to navigate the complexities of governance while maintaining a clear focus on the needs of her community serves as a model for effective and compassionate leadership.

In celebrating Judy Chu, we recognize not just a great American but an example of hope and progress in challenging times. Her journey encourages us all to strive for a more inclusive, equitable, and vibrant democracy, inspiring others to lead with courage, compassion, and conviction.