National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
1612 K Street NW, Suite 1400
Washington, DC 20006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 20, 2013
Contact: Azizah Ahmad
NAPABA CELEBRATES ASIAN PACIFIC HERITAGE MONTH
WITH ANNUAL LOBBY DAY EVENTS
DC - Today, members of the Asian Pacific American legal community will
gather in the nation's capital for the National Asian Pacific American
Bar Association (NAPABA) Annual Lobby Day.
two-day event, which will be held on May 20-21, will kick off this
evening with the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Congressional
Reception featuring former NAPABA board member, Senator Mazie Hirono
(D-HI), who is the honorary chair of the event. Tomorrow, NAPABA members
will meet with members of the Senate and House of Representatives and
their staffers to discuss key issues affecting the Asian Pacific
American community, including diversity in the federal judiciary and
legislation about Commonsense Immigration Reform and voting rights.
members from across the country are here to voice the concerns of the
Asian Pacific American legal community," said Wendy C. Shiba, president
of NAPABA. "By educating policymakers about critical issues that affect
our community, our collective voice can make a remarkable impact during
Asian Pacific American Heritage Month."
their Hill visits, NAPABA members will lobby in support of the 14 policy
resolutions that the NAPABA Board of Governors adopted earlier this
year. A complete list of the resolutions can be found at http://bit.ly/NAPABA_Resolutions2013. More information about Lobby Day can be found at http://bit.ly/NAPABA_LobbyDay2013.
National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) is the national
association of Asian Pacific American attorneys, judges, law
professors, and law students. NAPABA represents the interests of over
40,000 attorneys and 64 state and local Asian Pacific American bar
associations. Its members include solo practitioners, large firm
lawyers, corporate counsel, legal service and non-profit attorneys, and
lawyers serving at all levels of government. NAPABA continues to be a
leader in addressing civil rights issues confronting Asian Pacific
American communities. Through its national network of committees and
affiliates, NAPABA provides a strong voice for increased diversity of
the federal and state judiciaries, advocates for equal opportunity in
the workplace, works to eliminate hate crimes and anti-immigrant
sentiment, and promotes the professional development of people of color
in the legal profession.