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The 2016 Advancing Justice Conference (AJC) is the first and only national conference in the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community focusing on civil rights and social justice. Over 700 AAPIs from across the U.S. will come together to address issues facing our fastest growing populations. The theme will focus on civic engagement and building our electoral and social power in support of economic and racial justice. Conference attendees will participate in two days of panel discussions, caucus sessions, skills and capacity building, trainings, and networking receptions.

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Wednesday, March 30 • 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Welcome Reception, Honoring AAPI Elected Officials

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Join us for a special welcome reception, co-hosted by APAICS Leadership Network, Inc. and Coca-Cola, celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander elected officials.  All conference attendees are welcome, and we will be joined by a number of elected officials from local, state and Congressional offices.  Program will be emceed by Richard Lui, MSNBC.  Remarks from Stewart Kwoh, Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles and Floyd Mori, APAICS Leadership Network, Inc.  Special comments from U.S. Congressmember Mark Takano and California State Treasurer John Chiang.

Fliers with information included in each attendee conference bag and at registration
* Drink tickets given upon checking in at Registration outside the 3rd Floor: Catalina Ballroom until 5pm
* Light Refreshments Served

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SPEAKERS INCLUDE:
United States Congressmember Judy Chu (CA)
United States Congressmember Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA) (invited)
United States Congressmember Mark Takano (CA)
California State Treasurer John Chiang
Stewart Kwoh, Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles
Richard Lui, MSNBC and NBC News (emcee)
S. Floyd Mori, APAICS Leadership Network, Inc.

ELECTED AND APPOINTED OFFICIALS IN ATTENDANCE
As of March 22, 2016 

From United States Congress…
United States Congressmember Judy Chu (CA)
United States Congressmember Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA) (invited)
United States Congressmember Mark Takano (CA)

From State government…
California State Treasurer John Chiang
California Assemblymember Rob Bonta
California Assemblymember Evan Low
Virginia House of Delegates Mark Keam
Former Minnesota Senator Mee Moua
Former California Assemblymember S. Floyd Mori
Former California Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi

From local government…
Arcadia City Councilmember Sho Tay
Artesia Mayor Pro Tem Ali Sajjad Taj
Artesia Mayor Victor Manalo
Calexico Mayor Joong Kim
Duarte Mayor Sam Kang
Garden Grove Mayor Bao Nguyen
Garvey School District Boardmember Henry Lo
Inglewood Unified School District Board of Education Vice President Melody Ngaue-Tu'uholoaki
Irvine Mayor Steven Choi
Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda Solis
Los Angeles Community College District Vice President Michael Eng
Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustees Sydney Kamlager
Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustees Mike Fong
City of Los Angeles Councilmember David Ryu
Monterey Park Mayor Peter Chan
Monterey Park City Councilmember Hans Liang
Mount San Antonio College Board of Trustees Boardmember Jay Chen
Rosemead City Councilmember Polly Low
City of San Gabriel Mayor Chin Ho Liao
City of San Gabriel Councilmember Jason Pu
San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District President Thomas Wong
Sierra Madre City Councilmember Rachelle Arizmendi
Tulare County Board of Supervisors Allen Ishida
West Covina Mayor James Toma
West Covina City Councilmember Tony Wu