Asian Pacific Americans in Michigan Celebrate Legislative Day at Capitol


The Michigan Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission (MAPAAC), Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) and Asian & Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote) – Michigan, hosted Asian Pacific American (APA) Day today in Lansing at the Capitol.

Title: MAPAAC - Description: MAPAAC legislative Day

APA Day showcases the accomplishments and contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Michigan and the U.S. during national Asian Pacific American Month.

"I was thrilled to see the representation of the APAs from Southeast Michigan and West Michigan at our celebration," said Dr. Jamie Hsu, MAPAAC Chair. "We had more than 120 attendees visiting the Capitol today who took part in the recognition of the many contributions Asians and Pacific Islanders have made in our great state. We are very appreciative of the legislators, state officials, and residents of Michigan who celebrated with us today."

Remarks were given by:

Jamie Hsu Ph.D., MAPAAC Chair,

Aamina Ahmed, Executive Director of APIAVote-Michigan

Bing Goei, Director of Michigan Office of New Americans, on behalf of Governor Snyder and LARA Director Shelly Edgerton

The event included an introduction of the APA Legislative Caucus as well as, Sen. Hoon-Yung Hopgood presenting a resolution honoring Michigan's Asian American and Pacific Islanders.

Lora Painter, News anchor at WILX 10 was the master of ceremonies for the event, which included a cultural performance sponsored by the National Federation of Filipino American Association.

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