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Cambodian-Americans should be represented in the US congress

Dear Editor,

Today, I am making a personal appeal to leniently ask all Cambodian-Americans, and all citizens in general, who are eligible to vote and living in the US cities of Lowell, Lawrence, Mathuen, Dracut, Chelmsford and Tyngsboro to vote for – or donate to – Mr Sam Meas’s campaign for US congress.

Though the United States has one of the largest Cambodian populations in the world outside Cambodia itself, we have never had a voice in the US congress.

I urge all Cambodian-Americans and all American citizens to send Mr Sam Meas to congress to represent that voice which has yet to be heard.
Your vote will make history as it puts the first Khmer-American into the US congress!

To vote Sam Meas into congress means to vote for yourself, your children and your grandchildren. Sam Meas has promised to fight for the Khmer citizens deported from the United States back to Cambodia.

I hope you vote at the primary election on September 15, 2010, and then the general elections on November 2, 2010, if Sam Meas wins the primary.

Please consider making a contribution to his campaign.

Any amount you can afford to help cover the cost of airtime, newspaper advertisements, radio and TV advertisements, brochures and printing, and to hire campaign staff.

Any legal US resident can donate from anywhere in the US.

Donations can be made online at www.sammeasforcongress.com.

Vicheka Lay
Phnom Penh

Send letters to: newsroom@phnompenhpost.com or PO Box 146, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The Post reserves the right to edit letters to a shorter length.
The views expressed above are solely the author’s and do not reflect any positions taken by The Phnom Penh Post.

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