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Media Contact: Patranya Bhoolsuwan | patranya@acdcnv.org | 702-556-0235

Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak set to attend special event TONIGHT highlighting Asian American & Pacific Islander communities following Give in May Fundraiser & 2021 Legislative Session

Las Vegas (June 16, 2021) – The Asian Community Development Council (ACDC) in partnership with ONE APIA Nevada, is hosting a special multicultural event celebrating the impact from Asian Pacific American Heritage Month’s Give in May fundraiser and the end of the 2021 Legislative Session. The dinner celebration will begin promptly TONIGHT June 16th at 6PM at the Desert Breeze Community Center at 8275 Spring Mountain Road in Las Vegas.

Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak and First Lady Kathy Ong Sisolak are scheduled to attend along with a number of other political dignitaries including Assemblywoman Cecilia Gonzales, Assemblywoman Brittney Miller, Assemblywoman Rochelle Nguyen, and Assemblywoman Selena Torres.

Tonight’s event will highlight the impact the Asian American & Pacific Islander American community has made on the 2021 legislative session. These include the passage of Assembly Bill 195, sponsored by Assemblywoman Selena Torres, which enacts the English Language Learner Bill of Rights, which will increase language access for limited English proficient students and their families in K-12 education. In addition, Senate Bill 420, sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Nicole Cannizarro, also passed. It will create a Nevada public option and make healthcare more affordable for all Nevadans.

This evening will also feature the success of “Give in May”, a nationwide fundraiser supporting nonprofits dedicated to addressing the needs of the Asian American & Pacific Islander American communities. Here in Southern Nevada, the campaign raised over $100,000 benefitting the following organizations: Bamboo Bridges, Kiwanis Young Professionals Las Vegas, 9th Island Cultural club, Las Vegas Kaminari Taiko, Sri Lankan America Association of Las Vegas, SNAPIQS (Southern Nevada Asian Pacific Islander Queer Society), Las Vegas Korean American Associaton, Ninth Island Aunties, and Asian Community Development Council.

***Members of the media wishing to attend to get footage & interviews at the event can RSVP directly with Patranya Bhoolsuwan at 702-556-0235 or Patranya@acdcnv.org***

ABOUT THE ASIAN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL:

The Asian Community Development Council (ACDC) is a nonprofit and non-partisan organization of volunteers dedicated to building, connecting, and educating the Asian American Pacific Islander community in Nevada. ACDC was officially chartered in 2015. The mission of ACDC is to improve the general well-being and education of the Asian American Pacific Island and other ethnic communities in Nevada. Among the services ACDC offers includes: voter education, health insurance enrollment assistance, citizenship application assistance, vaccination clinics (Influenza and COVID-19), food distribution, College Readiness Bootcamp, and GraduAsian.

ABOUT ONE APIA NEVADA:

ONE APIA Nevada, a 501(c) 4 grassroots nonprofit organization, was founded in 2018 with a mission to unite and support the Asian Pacific Islander community in Nevada. The organization advocates for progressive policies that benefit hardworking members of the community. The nonprofit emphasized the importance of recognizing every single ethnicity in our community and invigorate their presence in Nevada politics

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