Monday, March 28, 2011

Virginia Asian Pacific Americans Rally in Richmond

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Virginia Asian Pacific Americans Rally in Richmond
Source: Asian Fortune.
http://www.asianfortunenews.com/site/article_0311.php?article_id=49

Richmond, VA -- A broad alliance of Asian Pacific American (APA) grassroots organizations led by the Coalition of Asian Pacific Americans of Virginia (CAPAVA), the Asian American Society of Central Virginia (AASoCV), and the Virginia Asian Advisory Board (VAAB) recently held the seventh annual Asian Pacific American Policy and Resource Forum addressing business and immigration issues in the Commonwealth.

The Commonwealth's Secretary of Commerce and Trade Jim Cheng and other local leaders discussed economic initiatives and immigration policies that affect Virginia Asian Pacific Americans.

The APA Community Rally, held at the General Assembly Building, focused on APA issues and engaged the General Assembly leaders on key legislative issues.

The APA New Year Reception featured special guest Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling. Present were Administration and elected officials.

Founded in 2002 the Coalition of Asian Pacific Americans of Virginia (CAPAVA) seeks to advance the cause of Asian Pacific Americans in the Commonwealth of Virginia by participating actively as civic-minded citizens engaged in the areas of education, culture and civil liberties.

The Asian American Society of Central Virginia is a non-profit charitable organization established in 1998 to promote unity, harmony and diversity in the Central Virginia region.

The Virginia Asian Advisory Board (VAAB) was created to recognize the importance of the contributions of the Asian comm8nity in Virginia, to advise and inform the Governor on issues facing Asian American constituents and to advocate for the interests of the Asian community.


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