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OCA Member Judy Chu Has Historic Election to US Congress
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OCA Member Judy Chu Has Historic Election to US Congress

15 July 2009

Sarah Smith Nester | Communications Manager
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On July 14, California State Board of Equalization member Dr. Judy Chu made history by becoming the first Chinese American congresswoman in the United States.

OCA, a national, nonpartisan organization dedicated to advancing the social, political and economic well-being of Asian Pacific Americans, applauds Chu for her election to represent the 32nd district in California. Chu is a long-time member of the OCA-Greater Los Angeles Chapter.
The seat was left vacant after Hilda Solis became President Barack Obama's labor secretary."We are thrilled to note such a historic occasion for one of our members and one of the APA community’s great leaders ", said OCA National President Ken Lee. "Our National Center in Washington, D.C. looks forward to working with her and her staff and we are excited for her to address our entire membership at our upcoming National Convention.”

Chu has recently said her priority in Congress will be the economy. But as a descendant of an immigrant family, she also will push forward immigration reform. Chu and many other leaders on issues like the economy and immigration reform will be featured at the 2009 OCA National Convention to be held Aug. 6-9 in San Francisco.

For more information about OCA or our Convention, contact 202.223.5500 or

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