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Myron Dean Quon’s Letter to the President Elect — Our Workplace and Asian Pacific America

Myron Dean Quon, Esq.
Executive Director
Asian Pacific American Legal Resource
1600 K Street, N.W.
Mezzanine Level
Washington, DC 20006

Mon, 12/15/2008

Dear President-Elect Obama

Congratulations on the start of a new administration. As one of a handful of pan-Asian legal advocates in the nation focused on the civil and legal rights of Asian Pacific Americans, the Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center (APALRC) hopes that your administration is mindful of issues that are specific to Asian Pacific Americans (APAs). The APALRC is the nonprofit legal advocate advancing the legal and civil rights of low-income and limited English proficient Asian Pacific Americans of the Capitol region, through direct legal services, community education, and advocacy. Although we are only 5% of the country’s residents, 50% of APAs live in the East Coast or West Coast. Further, APAs are made up of more than 50 ethnicities and speak over a hundred languages/dialects. Finally, about 2 out of 3 APAs are foreign-born.

 

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