US Representative Lowenthal, Colleagues, NGO Leaders To Hold May 12 Press Conference Calling Attention To Human Rights Issues in Southeast Asian Nations

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United States Congressman Alan Lowenthal hosts a media event in collaboration with Congressman Lou Korea, Congresswoman Young Kim, Viet Tan, Amnesty International, and USACM as President Biden begins meetings in D.C. with ASEAN leaders.

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UPDATE: Due to scheduling conflict and health concerns, the Press Conference hosted by Congressman Lowenthal will be cancelled. For more information, please contact the Congressman’s office (Keith.Higginbotham@mail.house.gov)

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 10, 2022) – Congressman Alan Lowenthal (CA-47) will host a press conference at the House Triangle on May 12, 2022, at 9 a.m. to call attention to the ongoing need to prioritize human rights in American policy toward ASEAN member states, including Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, and Myanmar. Joining Congressman Lowenthal to speak will be Congressman Lou Correa (CA-46), a member of the Congressional Caucus on Vietnam, and Congresswoman Young Kim (CA-39), a member of the Congressional Cambodia Caucus.

Human rights abuses have led to a humanitarian crisis in Myanmar, the elimination of free and fair elections in Cambodia, and the silencing of journalists, government critics, and religious leaders in Vietnam.

Confirmed speakers joining the Congress Members will be Viet Tan spokesperson Dan Hoang; Asia Advocacy Director of Amnesty International Carolyn Nash; and U.S. Advocacy Coalition for Myanmar (USACM) member Lynn Lwin Naing.

The event coincides with the start of a series of meetings in Washington, D.C. that President Biden is holding from May 12-13 with leaders from Southeast Asian nations, including Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, and Myanmar. The leaders are in Washington to attend the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations)-US Special Summit which runs from May 10-14.

The press conference will feature comments from each of the speakers followed by an open question and answer period with the press.

WHAT: Press event calling attention to human rights issues in Southeast Asian nations
WHO:
Congressman Alan Lowenthal
Congressman Lou Correa
Congresswoman Young Kim
Dan Hoang, Viet Tan
Carolyn Nash, Amnesty International
Lynn Lwin Naing, USACM
WHEN: 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m., Thursday, May 12, 2022
WHERE: The House Triangle (For Google Maps link, click here)

Congressman Alan Lowenthal represents the cities of Long Beach, Lakewood, Signal Hill, Avalon, Los Alamitos, Rossmoor, Cypress, Westminster, Garden Grove, Buena Park, Anaheim, Midway City and Stanton in California’s 47th Congressional District. He can be followed on FacebookTwitter, or his website.

 

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CONTACT:
KEITH HIGGINBOTHAM
  |  Communications Director/Deputy Chief of Staff
Pronouns: he, him, his
Office of Congressman Alan Lowenthal, CA-47
108 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Office: (202) 225-7924  | Cell: (202) 740-2517
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