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US Representative Aumua Amata Coleman Radewagen

Proudly Representing American Samoa

Aumua Delivers Keynote to FAPAC

December 7, 2015
Press Release

Washington, D.C. –Monday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata, served as the Keynote Speaker for the Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC) Congressional Seminar held on Capitol Hill last week.

    Congresswoman Amata Speaks to FAPAC during their Congressional Seminar
Congresswoman Amata Speaks to FAPAC during their Congressional Seminar

Congresswoman Amata Speaks to FAPAC

“It is always a pleasure when I have the chance to speak to organizations that are directly involved in the advancement of Asian and Pacific Islanders,” said Amata.  “These events allow me to convey my thoughts on a variety of issues that affect our people, and I am always grateful for the opportunity to do so,” continued Amata.

The Congresswoman spoke to the gathering of nearly one hundred regarding participating in public service, and how the federal government, and more specifically Congress, interacts with the people.

“Being the Representative from American Samoa presents its own challenges when it comes to communicating with my constituents.  First is the issue of geographic isolation and difference.  Because American Samoa is so far from the U.S. mainland, and six hours behind Washington, it is imperative that I have a district office that is able to handle the day to day assignment of fielding constituent opinions, casework, and correspondence.  I rely heavily on my team in the territory to make sure that the people of American Samoa’s voices are heard and relayed to Washington,” stated Amata during her keynote.

The Congresswoman also thanked those in attendance for their support of the Asian and Pacific Islander American (APIA) community and inviting her to speak to them.

Founded in 1985, the Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization representing the civilian and military Asian Pacific American (APA) employees in the Federal and District of Columbia governments.  The primary purpose of FAPAC is to serve as an interagency association within the Federal and District of Columbia Governments, providing a focus for over thirty ethnically distinct groups originating from Asian and Pacific regions as recognized by the United States Bureau of the Census.

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