Olympic, U.S. and world champion figure skater Michelle Kwan toured Falls Church’s famous Asian American Eden Center complex today as part of her day-long area effort to drum up support for “Asian American and Pacific Islander Virginians for Hillary Clinton. Her schedule of activities included a walking tour of small businesses in the Eden Center, participation in a phone bank in Arlington and a campaign event at a popular Thai restaurant in Arlington.
The winner of eight U.S. championships, five world championships,12 world championship and two Olympic medals, Kwan has been active in promoting Asian American and Pacific Island (AAPI) causes in the U.S. for the last dozen years since injury forced her to opt out of the 2006 Olympics. She announced a year ago that she would be supporting the Clinton presidential bid.
According to a Clinton statement, her appearances today were to “discuss Clinton’s agenda for tax fairness” as well as to launch the AAPI Virginians for Hillary, and to contrast Clinton’s agenda for tax fairness and investing in Virginia to Trumps plan to give large tax breaks to the wealthy and people like him, including what could be a $4 billion tax break to his own family.”