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

 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…

Sanchez protests White House Meeting with Vietnamese Leader

From the office of Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, this press release: WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (CA-46), Co-Chair of the Congressional Caucus on Vietnam, today released a statement criticizing the White House for hosting General Secretary of the Vietnamese Communist Party, Nguyen Phu Trong, who does not hold an official government position, despite Vietnam’s well…

Irvine’s Chinese Community Angry with Republican Council Majority

  The fallout from last week’s Irvine City Council meeting and Friendship city has begun to burn stronger.  The City of Irvine was sent a letter from Irvine resident W. Jia, a professor at Chapman University, criticizing the council majority for politicizing a friendship city opportunity with a city in China.  Irvine Pakistani residents complained about…

Republican-Led Red-Baiting Lives on in Irvine

  Twitter is a marvelous tool for some — 140 characters to demonstrate a complete lack of tolerance, demagoguery and good old-fashioned McCarthyism all directed by conservative Irvine city commissioners and senior officials in the Republican Party in the wake of last week’s city council meeting in which there was an effort to expand Irvine’s…