FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Joanne Cheung

January 22, 2010      Phone: 206.695.7582

Asian Pacific American Legislative Day in Olympia To Advocate for Community Needs

Over 1,500 expected February 4 for annual event

Jan. 22, 2010

The Asian Pacific Islander Coalition (APIC), community advocates and Asian Pacific Americans statewide will gather at the State Capitol Building in Olympia, Washington to voice their concerns and issues to the state’s elected officials and to ask them to raise revenues to prevent cuts to critical services for the community. The event will take place on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010 at the State Capitol Building in Olympia, Washington.

The Asian Pacific Islander Coalition is a statewide network of Asian Pacific Islander community organizations dedicated to promoting health and human services, civil and human rights, equal access to education and other concerns of Asian Pacific Americans, including immigrants and refugees, in Washington state. Participants for the event will come from all parts of the state, including Spokane, Yakima, King, Snohomish, Thurston, and Mason counties and southwest Washington. Over 60 organizations have endorsed the event.

Over 1,500 attendees are expected to participate in this event. Event organizer Diane Narasaki, chair of APIC of King County states, “The APIC Legislative Day is an
opportunity for the Asian Pacific Islander community to get together, take part in the political process, and really make our voice count. It is democracy at its best.”

Who: Asian Pacific Islander Coalition (APIC)
What: Asian Pacific American Legislative Day
When: Thursday, February 4, 2010
Where: State Capitol, Olympia, WA

For more information please contact Joanne Cheung.

Joanne Cheung

Email:  [email protected]

Phone: 206.695.7582

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