July 23, 2013

HIRONO SPEAKS IN SUPPORT OF NATIVE HAWAIIANS DURING CONGRESSIONAL ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN CAUCUS MEETING WITH PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA AT THE WHITE HOUSE

During The Meeting, Hirono & Colleagues Advocate For Native Hawaiians, Education Initiatives Important To AAPI Communities & Immigration Reform

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Mazie K. Hirono met today with President Barack Obama at the White House during a meeting with the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC). Hirono specifically spoke up in support of initiatives that help Native Hawaiians. Other issues addressed by CAPAC included issues like education and immigration reform that impact Hawaii and Asian American and Pacific Islander communities across the country.

“I was pleased to have this opportunity to speak with President Obama about critical issues that are facing Hawaii, our country and Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community,” Hirono said. “During our group’s discussion, I asked the President to support Native Hawaiians, who are often overlooked when we talk about the AAPI community. The President committed to continue working closely with me and the rest of our Hawaii delegation on issues important to Native Hawaiians. He also committed to continue pushing for immigration reform – a mobilizing issue for the AAPI community.”

Photo caption: Hirono seated next to Rep. Doris Matsui (D-CA) during a meeting between President Obama and the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus at the White House. Hirono urged the President to support initiatives that help Native Hawaiians.