Archive for October 29, 2010

Loretta Sanchez: A Friend of the People

Posted in Opinions, Politics with tags , , on October 29, 2010 by Ian Pham

It may seem a little odd to see me support some politician.  However, I do feel the need to acknowledge this next individual and the contributions she has made.  As a strong advocate of Vietnamese Democracy, Ms. Loretta Sanchez has done much work to help the Vietnamese community overseas.

For all of you who don’t know, Ms. Loretta Sanchez is a Congress Representative for the state of California.  On numerous occasions, Sanchez has lobbied the U.S. government on behalf of the Vietnamese people.  Even today she continues to fight for the goal of human rights.

Loretta Sanchez has taken part in many democratic protests, even opposing the Communist government on their own soil.  As a result of her open disapproval to the Vietnamese government and talking to the dissidents, Sanchez was kicked out of Vietnam.

Just this week, Representative Sanchez wrote a letter signed by three other House representatives to Secretary of State Hilary Clinton.  The contents of the letter urges Mrs. Clinton to address a number of human rights issues on her visit to Hanoi in the next few days.

This is a short summary of the many contributions made by Ms. Loretta Sanchez to the Vietnamese community.  Her list of good deeds far surpasses that of her competitor, Van Tran, in the Senatorial race.  She is a friend and ally of the Vietnamese community, and I would like to take a moment to acknowledge that.