Contact: Yvonne French (202) 707-9191

April 29, 1999

MEDIA ADVISORY
Rep. David Wu (D-Ore.) To Discuss Political Participation for Asian Pacific Americans

WHO: Rep. David Wu (D-Ore.)

WHAT: "Encouraging Political Participation in the Asian Pacific American Community"

WHEN: Wednesday, May 12, 10 a.m.

WHERE: Mumford Room, sixth floor, James Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. S.E.

WHY: Keynote address in the Library's celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

BACKGROUND

Rep. Wu was sworn in on Jan. 6, 1999, becoming the first Chinese American member of the U.S. House of Representatives. He represents the "Silicon Forest" area from Portland to the Oregon coast and serves as Vice Chairman of the Congressional Asian Pacific Caucus.

Rep. Wu serves on the Education and Workforce subcommittees on Early Childhood, Youth, and Families and on Employer-Employee Relations. He also serves on the Science subcommittee on Technology and on Space and Aeronautics.

Interpreting services (American Sign Language, Contact Signing, Oral and/or Tactile) will be provided if requested five business days in advance of the event. Call (202) 707-6362 TTY and voice to make a specific request. For other ADA accommodations, contact the Disability Employment office at (202) 707-9948 TTY and (202) 707-7544 voice.

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PR 99-062
4/29/99
ISSN 0731-3527

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