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EL'ONA KEARNEY CELEBRATES PASSAGE OF HB 5000 AT CHINESE AMERICAN COMMUNITY EVENT

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[Bellevue, WA - June 17, 2023] - El'ona Kearney, candidate for governor of Washington State, will be attending a celebration of the passage of HB 5000, Chinese American History Month, on June 17, 2023, in Bellevue. Kearney played a pivotal role in advocating for the bill's passage by testifying before the legislature, and she is honored to join the Chinese American community in commemorating this historic achievement.

HB 5000, which designates January as Chinese American History Month, has been a long-standing initiative that faced numerous challenges in previous years. However, Kearney's impassioned testimony helped garner support for the bill, leading to its successful passage this year.

In her speech before the legislature, Kearney emphasized the importance of advocacy and representation, stating, "Someone might think I have no reason to speak on their behalf. But I believe in the power of advocacy. I understand it both personally and politically." As a black woman advocating for the Chinese American community, Kearney exemplifies the spirit of solidarity and allyship.

Kearney's presence at the celebration underscores her commitment to diversity, inclusion, and community empowerment. By standing in solidarity with the Chinese American community, Kearney reaffirms her dedication to amplifying the voices of marginalized communities and championing meaningful change.

The passage of HB 5000 is not only a historic milestone for the Chinese American community but also a testament to the power of advocacy and collaboration. Kearney's involvement in this achievement reflects her vision of a more equitable and inclusive Washington State.

For media inquiries or interview requests, please contact:

206-660-4811

@elonaforgov

 

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About El'ona Kearney

El'ona Kearney is a candidate for governor of Washington State. With a background in advocacy, entrepreneurship, and community engagement, Kearney is committed to representing the voices of all Washingtonians and building a brighter future for the state.

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