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World Journal Chinese Newspaper Article on our March 3 Lunar New Year Celebration

新州美華協會 三獅獻瑞
記者陳雯娟/新澤西州報導 2018年03月13日 06:00

OCA-NJ Chapter – “Three Auspicious Lions”
Staff Reporter 陳雯娟/Reporting In New Jersey March 3, 2018 06:00

~ All Rough Translation in English by OCA-NJ Board Member, Jenny Lee ~
March 16, 2018

「三獅獻瑞」熱鬧歡騰,充滿年節喜慶氣氛。(記者陳雯娟/攝影)

「三獅獻瑞」熱鬧歡騰,充滿年節喜慶氣氛。(記者陳雯娟/攝影)
“Three Auspicious Lions” Lively Jubilation. The New Year Celebration is filled with a festive atmosphere. (Staff Reporter/Photographer: 陳雯娟) 
 

狗年出生人士獲贈禮物賀歲。(記者陳雯娟/攝影)
Attendees born in Year of The Dog received Happy New Year gifts. (Staff Reporter/Photographer 陳雯娟)

美華協會新州分會近日於帕西波尼市舉行農曆春節慶祝晚會,近200人齊迎新春。舞獅隊演出「三獅獻瑞」,隊員均由亞裔第二代擔任,表演跳躍、翻滾、嘯天、大睡初醒、舔身、戲獅等絕活,賓客們爭相以紅包餵獅。

協會致贈狗年首日封郵票給支持抽獎的與會人士,也贈送狗年出生人士可愛的狗填充玩具,祝大展鴻圖。會長余麗明感謝企業贊助者UPS、于氏工程公司(Yu Associates)等對該會的支持。協會持續發展亞裔青年人才,集結亞裔力量,贏得政治影響力。

OCA-New Jersey Chapter recently held their Lunar New Year Dinner Celebration in Parsippany (Noodle Wong Restaurant). Close to 200 attendees helped to “Welcome” the Lunar New Year together. (The Asian American Dragon Lion Dance Troupe) performed the “Three Auspicious Lions” Dance. The performers are comprised of 2nd generation Asian Americans. The playful lions (performers) displayed various movements & unique skills. Guests jockeyed for positions to “FEED” the Lions “RED ENVELOPES”.

“Year of the Dog” First Day Issue Stamped Envelopes were given to chapter’s members & supporters. Adorable “Year of the Dog” Stuffed Animals were also given out to attendees who were born in the “Year of the Dog”. Chapter’s president, Laura Lee 余麗明, thanked their Corporate Sponsors like UPS & YU & Associates (于氏工程公司) for their support to the chapter. OCA-NJ continues to advocate for talent & leadership development for Asian youths, unity of the Asian communities for more power/strength & win political influence.

UPS亞裔員工參加美華協會春節慶祝晚會迎新。(記者陳雯娟/攝影)
Asian colleagues of UPS at the OCA-NJ Lunar New Year celebration. (Reporter/Photographer 陳雯娟)

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OCA NATIONAL CENTER’S STATEMENT ON THE STATE OF THE UNION

OCA STATEMENT ON THE STATE OF THE UNION

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

31 January 2018

Contact: Thu Nguyen | Communications Associate
tnguyen@ocanational.org | 202.223.5500

Washington, DC – OCA-Asian Pacific American Advocates released the following statement in response to President Trump’s State of the Union Address:

In a moment when the topic of immigration is paramount, we are disappointed that the President used the State of the Union address as a platform to use families as a bargaining chip for immigration negotiations.

We strongly disagree with the White House’s proposed immigration platform that restricts family-based visas, including completely eliminating the parent, sibling, and adult children categories that have allowed countless AAPI families to reunite and prosper in the United States. This is simply a policy that runs contrary not only to the family values of AAPIs, but also the country. The President’s statement that families can bring in virtually unlimited number of distant relatives is simply irresponsible and untrue – with many families waiting several decades to reunite with their loved ones.

We appreciate the President’s call for unity, but unity does not start with attempts to keep our families separated. We hope the President and Congress will work together by moving a clean DREAM Act rather than his current immigration proposal.

OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates is a national organization of community advocates dedicated to improving the social, political, and economic well-being of Asian American Pacific Islanders (AAPIs).

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