Lobby Day 2017

Your Voices Made an Impact

Washington, DC | May 23 - 24

Members  of Congress expressed interest in co-sponsoring the forthcoming Adoptee Citizenship Act. Confirmation of an Asian Pacific American judge. Increased dialogue after Lobby Day with Members of Congress at local district offices. These are some of the successes of the over 160 NAPABA members from across the nation who registered for our 7th Annual Lobby Day. A record number of Asian Pacific American lawyers from 20 states and the District of Columbia came together in Washington, D.C. for a two day program that included a Congressional Reception and meetings with offices around Capitol Hill. To revisit the day, look at what we all posted on Twitter at #NAPABAontheHill

NAPABA friends and members came together for an evening reception in the Kennedy Caucus Room of the U.S. Senate to celebrate the achievements of Asian Pacific American attorneys and our community. Senator Mazie K. Hirono (HI)  served as honorary chair. We listened to remarks from Sen. Dick Durbin (IL), Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27), Rep. Grace Meng (NY-06), Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (DC), Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18), Rep. Hank Johnson (GA-04), Rep. Jamie Raskin (MD-08), Rep. Ami Bera (CA-07). Rep. Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), and Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi (IL-08).


During Lobby Day, attendees prepared for 80 meetings with training sessions led by experts where attendees learned about key issues and effective meeting strategies. Twenty meetings  were with members of Congress, including Senators Maria Cantwell (D) and Patty Murray (D) of Washington, Senators Pat Roberts (R) and Jerry Moran (R) of Kansas, Representatives Gary Palmer (R) of Alabama, Representative Grace Meng (D) of New York, Representative Dana Rohrabacher (R) of California, and Representative Mike Doyle (D) of Pennsylvania. 

Special thanks to NAPABA Immigration Committee Co-Chair Jacinta Ma, Civil Rights Committee Co-Chair Rahat Babar, Pro Bono and Community Service Committee Co-Chair Daniel Hu, Judiciary Committee Co-Chair John Yang, and Diana Oo from Comcast NBCUniversal and Stephanie Peters from Microsoft for leading the training sessions.


Your Lobby Day efforts do make an impact! Thank you for making Lobby Day 2017 a success!

We hope to see you in May for Lobby Day 2018!



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