louisiana elects first vietnamese-american to congress

Way to go Louisiana!

Yesterday evening, after what appears to have been a doozie of a run off election, Anh Joseph Cao became the first Vietnamese-American elected to congress. Though neither conservative or Republican, I am proud to see his election. I don’t have to agree with his politics to see him as a positive role model for my son. Not that his role models have to be of Vietnamese descent, but at least now the wall has been breached and the possibility of a political office might seem more attainable to children of similar heritage.

So, hooray for Louisiana! Hooray for our kiddos! And most of all, hooray for Anh Joseph Cao!

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  1. Very cool… makes me triple happy!

  2. We were overjoyed to get the results of this election. Both Mr. Cao and his wife are true succuss stories and living proof of the American dream. I never had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Cao, but attended cathecism with his wife for years. She came over from Vietnam in her teens and barely spoke a word of English. But with fierce determination, she eventually graduated as valedictorian of her high school class!!

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