Chinese American Mayoress of the US City of Oakland Jean Quan will attend on Sunday a symposium in Los Angeles on Asian American politicians and meet with the Chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus Judy Chu to discuss the role and future influence of Chinese American women in the American political system.
The two Chinese American women are role models in political participation for Asian women.
Jean Quan is the first Chinese American mayoress of a major American city. She recently finished her visit to Beijing, Shenzhen and Hong Kong.
Judy Chu is the first Chinese American congresswoman in US history. She has made proposals calling on Congress to acknowledge formally and express regret for the passage of the Chinese Exclusion Laws. Her proposals were introduced on May 26.
The upcoming Asian American Politician Symposium is an open symposium encouraging more Chinese Americans to become familiar with and care about American politics, promote greater participation among them and understand the role of Chinese American officials.
(Source: Chinanews.com / Translated by womenofchina.cn)