Retrospect of FAPA 2017 Taiwan Advocacy Weekend

During the last weekend of September, 2017, FAPA celebrated its 35th anniversary with our family and friends.

With over 100 FAPA members and friends travelling from different states to Washington D.C., we held a three day long event – our Taiwan Advocacy Weekend. The event included the FAPA Members’ Convention, celebrating the past 35 years of FAPA’s advocacy work and members’ contributions towards Taiwan  issues, with guest speakers from all over the states and Taiwan; Congressional Workshop, where we shared knowledge about US-Taiwan relations, and various practices for Congressional Advocacy techniques; and the Capitol Advocacy Day, where FAPA members visited their Congressional Office and voice out for Taiwan.

The mission of our Taiwan Advocacy this year was to lift U.S.’s self-imposed restrictions on  Taiwan’s High Level visits to the U.S. and to seek support for Taiwan joining WHO. We are happy and proud to say that with FAPA members’ hard work, we stand in solidarity and accomplished nearly 100 congressional meetings. That is, over 100 offices on Capitol Hill heard the voice of Taiwanese Americans, and Taiwan’s will for continued freedom and self-determination.

Thanks to all our members’ and friends’ support, FAPA will be able to carry on our mission and to continue to voice out for Taiwan for the next 35 years!

 FAPA 2017 台灣倡議周回顧

在今年九月的最後一個周末,FAPA大家庭齊聚首府華盛頓DC,一同慶祝FAPA的35周年。

超過一百位FAPA會員由美國各地前來華盛頓DC參加這個為期三天的活動,台灣倡議周的活動內容包括:FAPA會員大會—會員不分老少齊聚一堂,一同回顧過去35年位台灣倡議的工作成果,以及會員們歷年來的貢獻;國會遊說工作坊—展望台美關係的過去、現在與未來,並進行國會倡議與遊說的實際演練;國會遊說日—會員們前往國會山莊拜訪國會辦公室,為台灣發聲。

台灣倡議周今年的目標為去除美國對於台灣高層官員訪美的自我設限、促進雙方高層官員交流,並尋求美國國會對於台灣加入世界衛生組織的支持。我們在此很驕傲的宣布,在全美會員的團結努力與辛勤奔走之下,我們在短短一天內拜訪了近一百間國會辦公室;換言之,有近一百間國會辦公室,聽見了台美人的心聲,以及台灣追求自由、自決為來的堅定決心。

感謝所有會員的支持,FAPA會繼續站在第一線堅持理念,並在下一個三十五年繼續為台灣發聲!

Luncheon Keynote Speech- Nina Solarz

FAPA’s tribute to Former Congressman Stephen J. Solarz

Speech- Stephen Yates

Speech- Guang-Cheng Chen  陳光誠

Speech- Gordon Chang

Banquet Keynote Speech- Dennis Peng 彭文正

Stephen Yates on Idaho’s Special Relationship with Taiwan

Congressman Ed Royce’s Greeting to FAPA

FAPA 35th Anniversary – We are the Champions

Retrospect of FAPA 2017 Taiwan Advocacy Weekend / FAPA 2017 台灣倡議周回顧