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SUPPORT FOR AB 699 (O’DONNELL) – SAFE SCHOOLS FOR IMMIGRANT STUDENTS

March 29, 2017 Honorable Patrick O’Donnell Chair, California State Assembly Education Committee State Capitol Room 2196 Sacramento, CA 94249-0070 RE: SUPPORT FOR AB 699 (O’DONNELL) – SAFE SCHOOLS FOR IMMIGRANT STUDENTS Dear Assemblymember O’Donnell: OCA-Greater Los Angeles (OCA-GLA) is in strong support of AB 699 (O’Donnell). We thank you for authoring this important piece of legislation, which ensures that all K-12 students have safe,

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AB 1575 (Kalra)– SUPPORT- OCA-GLA

June 1, 2017 Assemblymember Ash Kalra State Capitol, Rm 5160 P.O. Box 942849 Sacramento, CA 94249 Attn: Liza Chu Liza.Chu@asm.ca.gov RE: AB 1575 (Kalra)– SUPPORT Dear Assemblymember Kalra: On behalf of OCA-Greater Los Angeles, I write to express my strong support for AB 1575. The bill will require manufacturers to list ingredients on the labels of professional cosmetics and make information on the potential

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Remembering Civil Rights Hero Gordon Hirabayashi

What was the price of challenging the United States Government in wartime when the constitutional rights of its citizens were confronted by military exigencies?  On May 16, 1942, Gordon Hirabayashi was about to find out the costs of resistance.  The son of Japanese immigrants, the Seattle-born Hirabayashi refused to comply with the now infamous Executive Order 9066 following U.S. entry into the Second World

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SB 54 (de León) California Values Act – SUPPORT

May 19, 2017 The Honorable Kevin de León Senate President pro Tempore State Capitol, Room 205 Sacramento, CA 95814 RE:  SB 54 (de León) California Values Act – SUPPORT Dear Senate President pro Tem de León, OCA-Greater Los Angeles writes in strong support of SB 54 (de León), the California Values Act. This important legislation will protect the safety and well-being of all Californians

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Prominent APA Women in the 2010s

Constance Tianming Wu is an American actress. She began her career playing supporting roles in independent films, before her breakthrough role as Jessica Huang in the ABC comedy series Fresh Off the Boat.             Daphne Kwok is the Vice President of Multicultural Markets & Engagement, Asian American & Pacific Islander Audience for AARP. Since joining AARP in 2013, Ms.

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Prominent APA Women in the 2000s

Andrea Jun is a Chinese Canadian-American executive, non-profit leader, and prominent women’s-issues supporter. In April, 2014, she became President and CEO of Grameen America, a nonprofit microfinance organization founded by Nobel Peace Prize winner, Muhammad Yunus. GFrom 1999 until 2012, she served as the first female CEO and Chairwoman of Avon Products, Inc., a multi-level marketing company. Jung was also the first woman to

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Prominent APA Women in the 1990s

Ming-Na Wen is the first Asian actress to appear on an American daytime drama as Lien Hughes in As the World Turns. In 1993, she was highly praised for her breakthrough performance as June in the film adaption of The Joy Luck Club. Other notable performances by Ming-Na include her role as Chun-Li in Street Fighter (1994), Trudy in The Single Guy (1995-97), voice actress

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Prominent APA Women in the 1980s

Maya Lin is an accomplished Chinese-American architect who is known for designing the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. Her design consists of a 594-foot granite wall which honors the tens of thousands of soldiers who passed away while fighting in the Vietnam War. Lin is also known for designing the Civil Rights Memorial in Montgomery, Alabama, which has a timeline of major events

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Prominent APA Women in the 1970s

  Connie Chung is a Chinese-American journalist who was the first woman to co-anchor CBS Evening News. She conducted an exclusive sit-down with President Richard Nixon during the Watergate scandal.             Helen Zia is a Chinese-American journalist and activist for Asian American and LGBTQ rights. She was a member of the first graduating class of women at Princeton University

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