OCA PRAISES CONFIRMATION OF GARY LOCKE AS SECRETARY OF COMMERCE
26 March 2009
George Wu | Executive Director
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OCA, a national Asian Pacific American social justice organization, applauds the Senate's unanimous approval of former Washington Governor Gary Locke as this nation's 36th Secretary of Commerce. Secretary Locke becomes the first Chinese American Secretary of Commerce and the third Asian American in President Obama's cabinet, joining Energy Secretary Steven Chu and Veteran Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki.
As the United States responds to the current economic crisis, OCA believes Secretary Locke will foster and promote American economic development at home and abroad. Additionally, OCA is excited Secretary Locke will provide leadership on Census 2010 and looks forward to working with the Census Bureau to ensure that everyone is counted.
Founded in 1973, OCA is headquartered in Washington, D.C. and has over 80 chapters and affiliates around the country. OCA is an official Census 2010 Partner and a Census Information Center.