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National Republican Asian Assembly
全美亚裔共和党联盟
राष्ट्रीय रिपब्लिकन एशियाई विधानसभा
전국 공화당 아시아 협의회
Á hội đảng Cộng hòa Quốc gia
国家共和国のアジア議会
สมัชชาแห่งชาติเอเชียรีพับลิกัน
perhimpunan asian republik negara
   
  PRESS RELEASE

         WASHINGTON, DC [January 25, 2017]--The National Republican Asian Assembly (NRAA), and other Asian and American business and community leaders gathered this past weekend to celebrate the progress of Asian Americans in the United States, to mark the launch of Chinese New Year and to celebrate the election of President Donald J. Trump as the 45th President.  Celebrating its 30th Anniversary, the NRAA held this event at the prestigious Park Hyatt Hotel located at 1201 24th Street N.W. Washington DC, 20037.

More than 400 individuals attended the event which included a VIP Reception, ethnic dance and music performances, awards for service to the Asian American community and a series of speeches from political and business leaders demonstrating commitment and support for the values and vision shared with the new Administration.

“We enjoyed a celebration of fun, honor, fellowship and increased commitment to a community and country that is as diverse as it is successful," says Mr. Alfred H. Liu, A.I.A., NRAA's National Chairman, and a global businessman, statesman and architect.  He added, “Ambassadors, members of Congress, former Presidential appointees, and many others witnessed as we highlighted our history as Americans, and our path to developing a future that continues to Make America Great Again!”

National NRAA Co-Chairman KV Kumar, a close confidant to Presidents Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush, renowned political leader and international business consultant noted, “We are extremely proud of the contributions and leadership which the Asian American community continues to make.”

Mr. Kumar added, “We were so glad to have shared the evening with His Excellency Ambassador Navtej Singh Sarna, India’s Ambassador to the U.S., House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman, Rep. Edward Royce, Dr. Paul Hsu and Ms. Chilin Tong of the International Leadership Foundation, Oliver Tan of the NY State Republican Coalition, Selective Service Director the Hon. Lawrence Romo, Dr Mukesh Aghi of the US India Business Council, Anand Shah of the Indian Coalition and Glen Falcao of the US India Foundation. During the coming year NRAA plans to launch local chapters with representation in all the States that comprise the country. We are demonstrating through action and example that the Asian American community is involved and is interested in participating in this great democracy.”

“We were blessed with support and participation from many businesses, individuals and organizations,” commented Dr. Kyo Paul Jhin, NRAA National Co-Chairman, and CEO of the eBook/eLibrary Initiative, where under his leadership schools in developing nations in Africa and South America have received Laptops, Tablet and Smart Phones. An appointee of the President’s Gerald Ford, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush, Dr Jhin has served as a Member of the National Advisory Council on Adult Education; as the Director of Peace Corps’ Special Initiatives, and, as at the U.S. Department of Education., where he was the Director of Special Projects at the U.S. Department of Education.

Dr. Jhin added, “We were very pleased to have Congresswoman Aumua Amata Radewagen (R- American Samoa), a member of the Trump Transition Team, a member of the House Veterans Affairs Committee and the only Republican member in the House of Asian descent in attendance with us.  Also, we were most fortunate to have among our sponsors the United States Energy Association, Chinese American Cooperation Fund, Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce, Claridyne, Greencourt, Hopeland, Moy Cheung & Company, Asian Pacific American Veterans Association, US India Foundation, US Indian American Chamber of Commerce, AEPA Architects, KV Kumar & Associates, the International Leadership Foundation, the Indian American Friendship Council and many others.  The leadership of these important organizations, along with significant contributions from NRAA’s New York City Chapter enabled us to provide all our guests with an evening of happiness, cultural pride, fellowship and motivation to continue building our great organization.  The NYC Chapter recruited support from the World Harmony Foundation, Global Future Leaders Organization, Congress Web TV station, American International Chamber of Commerce, CCTV and the Minority Business Association.”

To learn more about how to get involved with the NRAA please email info@nraa-usa.org.

About the National Republican Asian Assembly

Founded in 1986 by a group of Asian American community leaders, the National Republican Asian Assembly includes Asian American business owners, activists, students, and scholars.  As NRAA celebrates its 30th anniversary, NRAA leaders are proud to recognize, celebrate, and support the inauguration of and future administration of President Donald J. Trump, the 45th President of the United States, and the continued NRAA support and promotion of a strong U.S. economy. Asian Americans Make America Great Again!