OCA Expresses Support for Virginia Tech CommunityFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 17, 2007
OCA Expresses Support for Virginia Tech Community
Washington, DC – OCA, a national Asian Pacific American organization dedicated to ensuring social justice for Asian Pacific Americans, expressed its support for Virginia Tech students, faculty, staff, friends, and family members in the wake of yesterday’s tragic shootings.
"The events at Virginia Tech were horrible and devastating, and OCA extends its support and sympathies to the entire grieving community,” said Ginny Gong, OCA National President. "We hope that the healing process is swift and complete for all those affected.”
"We, like the rest of the country, are shocked at these murders,” said Michael Lin, OCA Executive Director. "We trust that the administration and law enforcement authorities will do their utmost to ensure the health and safety of all students, faculty, and staff at Virginia Tech during this time of tragedy.”
Founded in 1973 as the Organization of Chinese Americans, OCA, a national organization with over 80 chapters and affiliates across the country, is dedicated to advancing the social, economic, and political well-being of Asian Pacific Americans in the United States.