Vietnam Advocacy Day is our collective effort to support the brave human rights defenders in Vietnam and also to support the calls by the persecuted churches in Vietnam for pro-democratic changes. This advocacy movement started with the National Summit of Vietnamese American Leaders convened by BPSOS in 2011. The first Vietnam Advocacy Day brought 500 advocates to the Capitol in 2012. In the second year, the number grew to 800. In 2014, the third Vietnam Advocacy Day brought to Congress close to 1,000 advocates from 30 states.
During Vietnam Advocacy Day, Vietnamese Americans and human rights advocates from across the country convene in the national capital to advocate, through legislative means, for Vietnam’s commitment to human rights and democratic changes as condition for expansion of relationship with the U.S, and bring together Vietnamese advocates inside Vietnam and among the diaspora for a joint platform and plan of actions for civil society development in Vietnam.
VIETNAM ADVOCACY DAY
Vietnam Advocacy Day is an event, organized by Boat People SOS, where Vietnamese Americans across the contiguous United States come to Washington, DC to meet with their representatives to voice about human rights issues in Vietnam. VNAD 2019 will take place from July 10-11 at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. An Orientation Dinner will take place on July 9, 2019 at the Harvest Moon Restaurant in Falls Church, VA. Please register at the link below.