Honolulu (March 12, 2014) — Hawaii District 19 State Sen. Will Espero on Friday will attend three separate events in Washington D.C. representing Hawaii’s Filipino American community.
Espero will be a guest panelist in a Filipino town hall, attend a White House briefing on Asia Pacific issues, and join other Filipino leaders at a reception in their honor.
“As a Filipino American, I am proud to be able to continue to represent my heritage and advocate for the Filipino community in Hawaii,” Espero said. “National events such as these ensure that we continue to address the needs of minority communities, including Filipino Americans, as they evolve. I appreciate the invitation to the reception in honor of the work I and my colleagues do at the Legislature and look forward meeting with leaders from all corners to learn from each other and to discuss future endeavors.”
Invited by the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and the White House Office of Public Engagement, the senator will attend a briefing for Filipino American Leaders, where he will receive key updates from federal leaders on Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts, commonsense immigration reform, implementation of the Affordable Care Act, and small business resources, while also discussing community plans of action.
Espero has also been invited by KAYA: Filipino Americans for Progress to serve as a panelist to speak about his work in supporting the Filipino American community at the Filipino American Nation Town Hall. He will also attend the Filipino American Community Reception in honor of Filipino American elected officials.
Sen. Espero, along with other U.S. elected officials, will be recognized for being a champion for the needs of Filipino American, Asian American, and minority communities and will be honored for his outstanding leadership in the Hawaii State Senate.
Hawaii District 19 includes Ewa Beach, Ocean Pointe, Ewa by Gentry, Iroquois Point, and a portion of Ewa Villages.