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February 26, 2013 > Roundtable for Asian-American students and young professionals

Roundtable for Asian-American students and young professionals

Submitted By Sarah Hersh

U.S. Representatives Mike Honda and Ami Bera headlined a roundtable event February 19 for South Bay Asian-American students and young professionals. The event included remarks from and a discussion with Representatives Honda and Bera, and featured local leaders in the Asian-American community, including Fremont Vice Mayor Anu Natarajan, Fremont Councilman Raj Salwan, San Jose Councilman Ash Kalra, and Cupertino Vice Mayor Gilbert Wong.

"The roundtable discussion sparked an important conversation on political participation and leadership among young Asian-American members of our community," said Congressman Mike Honda. "We spoke about many key issues at the event, from creating jobs to improving our schools. I'm honored to share my experiences as a Member of Congress, a former science teacher and a former Peace Corps member with this group of young people, and challenge them to engage with our community for positive change."

"I left the event with a renewed sense of optimism - thanks to the energy and enthusiasm of the participants," said San Jose Councilman Ash Kalra. "I look forward to continuing the conversations started here and appreciate the guidance offered by Reps. Honda and Bera to our community's young people."

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