The Second Annual Laotian American Republican National
Convention will be held in Fresno, California this weekend on Sept 20, 2008.
The convention is expected to gather more than two hundred Laotian Americans from
across United States.
The co-chair of the National Convention, Vannasing Antoine
Keodara and John Norawong talked to VOA about the purpose of the annual event is
to gather Laotian American around the United States to promote and endorse John
McCain for the President and Sarah Palin for the Vice-President of the 2008
National Presidential Election.
Vannasing says… “The whole idea is to gather among Laotian
American Republican around the country to support and endorse the Republican
In addition, we will educate and expand the Republican’s
policies to participants to go back to their communities and work with the
local people to elect the Republican candidates. We will also network with the
local officials to express our needs.”
“In addition, as a citizen of this country, our first and
priority civic duty is to come out and vote. For me, as an employee, as a
businessperson, I agree and strongly believe in the Republican’s policy and I
think that it will benefit the Laotian American community better. Do learn the
different between the two parties and I highly encourage every one to exercise
their rights by voting, and yet vote for Republican.”
The Laotian American Republican National Convention is
supported by the three grassroots organizers: the Lao Ngay Republican Society of
U.S.A, the Laotian American Republican Party and the GOP of the Fresno County
Republican Party. Both co-chairman of the event will give a welcoming speech
and state the purpose of the gathering and the reason why they are supporting
the Republican tickets and follow by the speech of the Fresno County-GOP
There is only 48 days left before the Election Day. The big
two political parties are trying every effort to go out in the local
communities to explain and show the people about their ideas and policies to
make the United of America, a better place to live for all ethnics.
Listen to audio files for more details.