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2011 DFWAACC Banquet

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DFW AACC Host Banquet to Honor
Attorney General of Texas Greg Abbott & Honorable Kesha Ram,
At The Renaissance Hotel in Richardson, TX

DFW Asian American Citizens Council (DFW AACC), the coalition of leading Asian organizations and chambers in the region hosted the Council’s 11th Anniversary Banquet, to honor State and Local Government officials on Sept. 24, 2011 in the ballroom of the Richardson Renaissance Hotel.  In attendance, besides State and Local Government officials, were also major corporation
s, whose support of DFW AACC, has helped this institution to be one of the most important Asian organizations, in North Texas.

DFW AACC is a non-profit 501(c) (3), whose mission is to promote and assist Asian-American involvement/participation in local social, political and civic activities to increase community awareness, improve representation and is one of the channels, for Asian American opinions to be heard by lawmaker and legislators.

According to the Census Bureau, there are over 300,000 Asians living in the DFW area, from more than 16 countries of origin.  Asians represents between 8%-16% of the population, in most northern cities.  Asians are also the largest minority group in certain cities, with current buying power in the U.S. at about $427 Billion, projected to be $626 billion by the end of 2011.

DFW AACC aims to register voters, educates the community on civic responsibilities, institute programs for leadership, and promotes Asian Americans roles in government.  Highly coveted awards are bestowed to deserving recipients, to encourage community service and high achievement.

The 2011 DFW AACC Banquet honored the 50th Attorney General of Texas Greg Abbott.  He provided guidance to the organization’s leaders (DFW AACC), to bolster Asian American community participation in the political process.  Attorney General Abbott has made protecting children and families the focus of his administration.  Shortly after taking office, Greg Abbott established a Cyber Crimes Unit to arrest criminals who use the Internet to prey upon children.  Since taking office, General Abbott has collected more than $20 billion in child support for Texas children.

Honorable Kesha Ram was another guest speaker at the banquet. She is currently serving as the youngest member of the Vermont Legislature and the youngest state legislator in the nation.  Honorable Kesha Ram strives to engage and empower the Asian community to be a part of the political process, rather than away from it.

Concluding for the night, DFW AACC Chair Emeritus Jennifer Nguyen stated, “The DFW AACC has built community programs and services to address some of the growing needs in these tough economic times. We further work to foster youth leadership and volunteerism and ask for continuous support so that together we can make a positive difference in our community”.

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