This week, the Orange County Vietnamese community come out to protest a proposal by Council member Larry Agran to add a city from Vietnam as a Friendship City. Agran withdrew the proposal prior to the council meeting after receiving what I’m sure were a number of “are you crazy” phone calls.
Do Phu Nguyen is a leader for the Democratic Party in Little Saigon. He’s been working towards pressuring the Obama administration to fight for human rights in Vietnam by using trade as a means of bartering for human rights. He leads a wildly successful petition drive and reports on his recent trip to Washington DC…
More than 140,000 Vietnamese Americans signed a petition to ask for the Obama Administration’s assistance in releasing prisoners of conscience in Vietnam. SBTN created a plaque to memorialize this petition and has tendered the plaque to the White House staff to deliver to the President.
The Saigon Broadcasting Television Network and friends based in Orange County’s Little Saigon community have launched an aggressive campaign seeking at least 25,000 electronic signatures to President Barrack Obama to protest the arrest of activists as human rights violations by the Vietnamese government. Take a moment to sign the petition below and it doesn’t matter if you’re Vietnamese https://wwws.whitehouse.gov/petitions#!/petition/stop-expanding-trade-vietnam-expense-human-rights/53PQRDZH SBTN’s…
Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (CA-47) on Monday applauded the reintroduction of the Vietnamese Human Rights Act of 2011 by Congressman Chris Smith. Rep. Sanchez is an original co-sponsor of the bill.
Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (D-CA), Co-Chair of the Congressional Caucus on Vietnam, introduced House Resolution 216, calling on Vietnamâ€™s government to respect the Vietnamese peopleâ€™s right to free speech and open internet access.
The Vietnam Human Rights Sanctions Act would impose sanctions on individuals who perpetrate or are complicit in human rights abuses committed against nationals of Vietnam or their family members. Individuals who warrant sanctions would be disqualified from applying for a U.S. visa or taking part in financial or property transactions in the U.S., among other penalties.