大俠行天下日記 我見我聞我思 06/14
我見 我思 我聞
Our Real Intimate Friend – Congressman Al Green
Last week I was invited by Congressman Al Green to attend a party with a group of Asian friends and his supporters.
Al introduced all the guests with their backgrounds and their businesses in detail. We were very surprised that he could remember almost every guest. I knew that he cared for everybody he knew.
After the coronavirus pandemic, this is the first time we were able to get together with many old friends. We all felt we were so lucky that we all survived the last 18 months.
Congressman Green wanted to hear from us about the current problems that we all are facing. Many of us talked about the issues of hate crimes, the cost of building materials and lumber that have gone up three times, the cost of containers from Asian countries that now has gone up to twelve thousands dollars from the previous four thousand dollar price and retail stores and supermarket prices have also gone up. And now we are facing inflation.
Al was listening and took notes. He promised that he will bring all our voices back to Washington. He also introduced us to his new Chief of Staff, Ms. Niha Razi. She is an attorney and her parents are from Pakistan.
In the last fifteen years, Congressman Al Green has been our community’s best intimate friend. His caring, serious and earnest efforts have always warmed our hearts.
I am so lucky to know him and have travelled with him to China and Taiwan on two trips. Today we as Asians are facing a very difficult political dilemma. Al is really trying to help us to seek and find peace in the world.
Our community is so lucky that we have such a representative to represent us in the U.S. Congress.