Tag Archive for Black April

REP. LORETTA SANCHEZ COMMEMORATES 41ST ANNIVERSARY OF FALL OF SAIGON, URGES PRESIDENT OBAMA TO CALL FOR RELEASE OF HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVISTS

Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez and Ethan, Suzie & Mike Matsuda

 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (CA-46), founder and co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on Vietnam, spoke on the House floor this week to commemorate the 41st anniversary of the Fall of Saigon, which falls on Saturday, April 30, 2016. In light of President Obama’s upcoming trip to Vietnam, Rep. Sanchez called attention to the…

Santa Ana: Desperate to be Number One

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I just about fell out of my chair the other day when I received an announcement from the City of Santa Ana that they plan to hold a ceremony and dedication to recognize that they are the home of the Birthplace of the Vietnamese community in Orange County.

Black April Memorial Events in Westminster – Tarnished By Brown Act Violations and Politics

On or about March 29th a press statement drafted by Council member Tyler Diep, was released to the Vietnamese media on behalf of the three Vietnamese members of the City Council, Tyler Diep, Andy Quach, and Tri Ta in their official capacities. The statement clearly indicates that they have discussed the matter amongst themselves and reached several conclusions in concert.

Political and Mob Rule Trumps Policy and Procedure in Westminster

Last night, the Westminster City Council held a special meeting to resolve the conflict over the desire of multiple groups to host commemorative ceremonies marking the fall of Saigon 35 years ago in 1975. A group of 38 organizations, led by First District Supervisor Janet Nguyen was the first to pull a permit application to use Sid Goldstein Freedom Park on April 30 for their ceremony.