|For Immediate Release
January 25th, 2002
District Attorney Honored By Asian American Seniors
WESTMINSTER – District Attorney Tony Rackauckas will be honored by the Asian-American Senior Citizens Association.
The group is hosting a “Thanks America Dinner.” This dinner is to acknowledge dignitaries and community members that have played a significant role in the Asian-American community. Rackauckas has been invited to attend this special event in recognition of his service to the Vietnamese community for supporting the refugees and their families.
During his three years in office, Rackauckas has made a priority out of helping the Vietnamese community have better access to the judicial system by establishing outreach programs designed to educate the community about the role of law enforcement. He has attended the yearly Tet Festivals, appeared at numerous dinners and social functions and started a Vietnamese Advisory Commission in which community members can discuss their ideas and concerns about government and the criminal justice system. During one recent event, Rackauckas called together the four leaders of the Vietnamese community in an effort to work together.
“I am so grateful to get this award from a community of people who mean so much to me,” Rackauckas said. “After the horrors of living under an oppressive government, it’s my goal to make sure that the Vietnamese Americans live in a just and fair society.”
The dinner will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, at Seafood World Restaurant, 15351 Brookhurst St., Westminster.