Saturday, March 10, 2012

Voice of Vietnamese Americans is Encouraged by the Level of Engagement between the White House and Vietnamese Americans

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Washington D.C. March 9, 2012: Voice of Vietnamese Americans (VVA) is very encouraged by the White House Briefing to Vietnamese Americans on March 5, in response to the petition requesting “Human Rights in Vietnam” signed by more than 130,000 Vietnamese Americans nationwide.

For the very first time, a delegation of Vietnamese Americans was invited to the White House to meet with officials and policy makers to discuss concrete steps to promote greater human rights in Vietnam, as well as many other issues.

The meeting at the White House demonstrated commitment from the Administration on the needs and concerns of Vietnamese Americans .

This shows that President Obama cares about the needs and concerns of the Vietnamese American community and engages in productive and ongoing dialogues to advance and improve the quality of life and opportunities for Vietnamese Americans and also influence positive change in Vietnam.

Voice of Vietnamese Americans fully supports continuous engagement with Vietnam to promote mutually beneficial trade agreements, strategic partnerships and also advancing human rights and freedom.

Voice of Vietnamese Americans believes that this meeting with the White House is a very positive first step, and we look forward to continuous engagement to fully address the needs and concerns of Vietnamese Americans.

While “We the People” online initiative by the White House is a technological innovative to engage communities at a the grass-root level; the Vietnamese Americans leverage this tool to mobilize and voice our concerns.

Voice of Vietnamese Americans congratulates the Vietnamese American community for our unity in promoting and demanding for human rights, religious freedom, internet freedom and freedom of conscience in Vietnam.

Voice of Vietnamese Americans urges Vietnamese Americans to remain engaged with the administration in all other civic duties to strengthen our voice as responsible citizens. VVA encourages all to register to vote, and to cast your vote in each and every election.

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