For Immediate Release
June 28, 2012
For more information, contact: Nelson Huang, Chair, APAPA-SCR
email@example.com, (909) 860-4316
PRESS CONFERENCE INVITATION
Special Awards Ceremony and Press Conference
In Celebration of The Passage of H. Res. 683 "Regret for Chinese Exclusionary Laws"
City of Industry, CA: On Tuesday, July 3, the Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Association (APAPA) will host a special awards ceremony to show the Asian Community's gratitude to the two great leaders, Congresswoman Judy Chu and Congressman Howard Berman, whom have been instrumental for the passage of the historic House Resolution 683 "Regret for Chinese Exclusionary Laws" on June 18, 2012 by the U.S. House of Representatives.
The Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 was the first major law that singled out and forbade a specific ethnic group, the Chinese, from immigrating to and becoming naturalized citizens of the United States. It first started as a law against the Chinese, later expanded against Asians, eventually against most immigrants. For example, the Geary Act of 1892 and the Alien Land Law of 1913 prohibited the immigration and property ownership of Asians.
APAPA is proud to be part of a nationwide coalition under the leadership of Hon. Judy Chu, and the critical backing of Hon. Howard Berman. The community worked diligently for many months together rallying support from Congress and the general public.
You are invited to join us in commemorating this historic event. Please see our attached flyer for more information.
Event: Special Awards Ceremony and Press Conference - In Celebration of The Passage of H. Res. 683 "Regret for Chinese Exclusionary Laws"
Date: Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Time: 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Location: Hilton Los Angeles/San Gabriel, Santa Barbara Room (2nd FL)
225 West Valley Boulevard
San Gabriel, CA 91776
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