Congresswoman Judy Chu in Cleveland Margaret W. Wong's Offices - February 18, 2012
Judy May Chu is the U.S. Representative for California's 32nd congressional district, serving since 2009. She is the first Chinese American woman ever elected to the U.S. Congress and is chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus.
The Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA) Cleveland Chapter and Margaret W. Wong & Associates sponsored the New Faces of Leadership meet and greet with the Congresswoman.
Additional support and co-sponsorship was by: Cleveland Chinese Women Association, Cleveland Contemporary Chinese Culture Association, Chinese Professionals and Entrepreneurs Association and MotivAsians for Cleveland.
Attorney Margaret W. Wong welcomed the crowd to her offices and introduced OCA of Greater Cleveland President Johnny Wu.
Johnny Wu and Margaret Wong
Christine Chen, the founding executive director of APIAVote, spoke about New Faces of Leadership and the Asian and Pacific Islander political process. She then introduced Congresswoman Judy Chu
Christine Chen of APIAVote
Congresswoman Judy Chu
US Congresswoman Judy Chu told how she became the first Chinese American woman elected to the US congress
Congresswoman Judy Chu told how she sponsored a bill to have Congress express regret about the Chinese Exclusion Act which was in existence from the 1880's till 1943.
After the speech, Congresswoman Chu took questions from the audience. One question came from Li Luling, a Mandarin Chinese teacher in Shaker Heights. She asked Congresswoman Chu about language learning and the Confucius Institute.
The discussions continued as Congresswoman Chu mingled with the guests and posed for photos after the formal presentation.
Enjoy these images from the event.
Congresswoman Judy Chu
Y.Ray Hing, Margaret Wong, Judy Chu, Judy Wong and Barbara Hing
Bing Xu and Demi Zhang
Cleveland Councilman Jeff Johnson and Tracy Zhang
Margaret Wong and Subodh Chandra
Congresswoman Judy Chu and Uny Cao
George Kwan and Gia Hoa Ryan
Radhika Reddy and Johnny Wu
Li Luling and Congresswoman Judy Chu
Eric Cheung, Jeff Johnson and Eddie Ni
Johnny Wu, Margaret Wong, Judy Chu, Judy Wong, Michael Byun and Christine Chen
Debbie Hanson and Bing Xu
Charlie Wu, Marnie Sweet and Mirko Mandic
Jason Wang and Chung-Fu Chang
Dan Hanson and Congresswoman Judy Chu
Joe Meissner, Michael Byun, Gia Hoa Ryan and Johnny Wu