Talk Story: From Congress to Classroom

We hope you can join us for the October Talk Story Event: From Congress to Classroom: Teaching about the Chinese Exclusion Laws How do we portray Chinese American history? This is a question the 1882 Foundation grapples with in its efforts to expand awareness and to educate the American public about the Chinese Exclusion Laws. Since obtaining apologies from Congress for this discriminatory series of laws, the 1882 Foundation has shifted attention from Congress to the classroom, focusing on grades 6-12. Join us for our…

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House Passes Chinese Exclusion Resolution!

This afternoon, the House passed the resolution addressing and expressing regret for the Chinese Exclusion Laws (H. Res. 683) by voice vote!  Many thanks to all of you who supported our efforts and reached out to your Representatives. We also could not have done this without the tireless leadership of Representative Judy Chu, who has championed this cause from the very beginning, and Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith, who sheparded this legislation. Senate Resolution 201, sponsored by Senator Scott Brown, passed on October 6, 2011. …

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Chinese American Citizens Alliance Recognizes Sen. Brown and Rep. Biggert

[The Chinese American Citizens Alliance presents awards to Senator Scott Brown and Representative Judy Biggert for their valiant support in passing the Senate and House Expressions of Regret Resolutions for exclusion laws, including the 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act. Ted Gong, Co-Chair of the 1882 Project and President of the C.A.C.A. DC Lodge, represented Grand President Carolyn Chan and C.A.C.A. Grand Lodge in making the presentations to Senator Brown on December 7 and Representative Biggert on December 14.  He eloquently shared the following remarks on our…

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Senate Passes Chinese Exclusion Resolution!

Yesterday evening, the Senate passed S. Res. 201--the resolution addressing and expressing regret for the Chinese Exclusion Laws--by unanimous consent.  We could not have done this without the considerable constituent support that all of you provided, or the inspiring and tireless leadership of our prime sponsor, Senator Scott Brown, and  co-sponsor, Dianne Feinstein.   A copy of the Senate resolution and Senators' accompanying floor remarks is available here. Now is the time to contact your Representatives to urge them to pass a similar resolution in the House.  Please …

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Brown and Feinstein Introduce S. Res. 201

May 26, 2011 WASHINGTON, D.C.--U.S. Reps. Judy Chu (D-CA), Judy Biggert (R-IL), and Mike Coffman (R-CO), along with Senators Feinstein (D-CA) and Brown (R-MA), today announced the introduction of a resolution calling on Congress to formally acknowledge and express regret for the passage of a series of laws during the turn of the 20th Century that violated the fundamental civil rights of Chinese-American settlers

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Feinstein Joins Brown in Introducing S. Res. 201

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today introduced a Senate resolution expressing Congressional regret for the passage of discriminatory laws against Chinese immigrants in the 19th Century. Senator Scott Brown (R-Mass.) cosponsored the resolution with Senator Feinstein.

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