Last week, on May 7 and 8, NAPABA affiliate members from around the country descended on the nation’s capital to take part in NAPABA Lobby Day. From the NAPABA website:

The NAPABA Annual Lobby Day is an opportunity for NAPABA members from across the country to educate members of Congress and Congressional staffers on issues of importance to the Asian Pacific American community. Lobby Day also gives members an active role in promoting NAPABA’s mission of advocating for justice, equity, and opportunity for Asian Pacific Americans.

Among the representatives from New York were AABANY President-Elect Brian Song, Board Director Chris Kwok, Community Response Task Force Co-Chair Theresa Lau, and Litigation Committee Co-Chair James Lee. Also joining from KALAGNY were Karen Kim, President, EJ Thorsen, Executive VP, and Bridgette Ahn, Past President.

The New York contingent split up into two teams and spent Lobby Day visiting various Congressional offices, speaking to them about issues such as the Adoptee Citizenship Act of 2018, funding for the Legal Services Corporation, judicial nominations for APA candidates, and the Chinese Veterans of World War II Congressional Gold Medal Act, among others.

We thank all our New York affiliate representatives for taking part in the important work of NAPABA Lobby Day to make sure that APA voices are heard and our issues are being addressed at the national level.

If you have any questions about NAPABA Lobby Day, please contact Oriene Shin at [email protected].

(Thanks to James Lee for the photo.)