A group of prominent Vietnamese Americans from
That meeting will come a day after a delegation presented to the White House a petition bearing 130,000 signatures via the We the People website that ask for the United States to stop trade with Viet Nam until that country addresses human-rights issues. Because the petition got more than 25,000 signatures, the White House will issue a response.
One of the goals of the trip to
In all, about 700 Vietnamese Americans descended upon the nation’s capital on Monday, either to engage in meetings with officials from the State Department and other agencies to express their support for the petition drive.