EQUITY FOR CAMBODIANS

 

EQUITY FOR CAMBODIANS

—a diverse group of people and residents of Long Beach supporting equity, equality, and basic rights for all through civic engagement. Welcoming all friends.


 
 

COMMUNITY AND ELECTED OFFICIALS CELEBRATE:

EMERGING CAMBODIAN POWER

FOR IMMEDIATE PRESS RELEASE

 A Coalition of 14 organizations which launched Equity for Cambodians last year along with supporters of Vandearlynn Vong who was the highest vote-getter in the recent delegate election for the Democratic Party are holding their celebration of “Emerging Cambodian Power” this Sunday at 6pm at La Lune Thmey restaurant.

Joining the celebration will be Congressmember Alan Lowenthal and Mayor Robert Garcia along with other elected officials to recognize the hard work of the many Cambodian residents; the majority of who survived the Killing Fields in the late 1970’s and immigrated to Long Beach in search of a better life.  

Their resiliency in overcoming language, culture, history and education to fight for equity in the political process for Cambodians in the Central City led to the creation of measure DDD which formed an independent citizen commission to end gerrymandering and conduct redistricting in a fair and equitable way free of political motives.

“It has been truly moving to watch the growth of the Cambodian community into a strong political force that speaks for the unique issues of their community,” said Congressmember Alan Lowenthal.  “We want to celebrate and honor their work.”