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Tuesday, March 29, 2005

3-28-05 CAUSE honors... APA Legislators


Pasadena, CA -- Center for Asian Americans United for Self Empowerment (CAUSE) will hold its 12th Annual Dinner on Friday, April 22, 2005, at the Los Angeles Marriott Downtown, 333 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles. Reception and check-in begins at 6 p.m., dinner begins at 7 p.m.

Over 30 state and local elected officials have already confirmed their attendance, including City of Los Angeles Mayor James K. Hahn, who will share his vision for Los Angeles. An invitation was also extended to City of Los Angeles Councilmember Antonio Villaraigosa. Traditionally, the CAUSE Annual Dinner is the premier Asian Pacific American (APA) event in which political and community leaders come together to celebrate APA political participation.

In celebration of twelve years of advancing the political participation of APAs in Southern California through voter registration and education, community outreach and leadership development, CAUSE will take a look at highlights from CAUSEs 2004 get-out-the-vote efforts, the role of APAs in local elections and the future of APA leadership in California.

This year, CAUSE will present a special award to producer and actress Kelly Hu (Scorpion King and X-Men 2) for her role in 2004s national Asian Pacific American get-out-the-vote efforts. Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael Antonovich and Mrs. Christine Antonovich will offer a special presentation to Ms. Hu for her leadership. Also, California Assemblymember Van Tran will receive special recognition as the first Vietnamese American state legislator in the United States. Master of ceremony is Ted Chen, Weekend Anchor for NBC4.

Individual tickets are $125 per person, or $225 per couple. To RSVP or for sponsorship opportunities, contact Kathy Hassan at (626) 356-9838, or More information can also be found online at

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Kathy Ng Hassan
Director of Administration
Center for Asian Americans United for Self Empowerment
260 South Los Robles Avenue, Suite 118
Pasadena, CA 91101
Tel: 626-356-9838 Fax: 626-356-9878