Velma Veloria papers, 1988-2002 PDF
- Veloria, Velma, 1950-
- Velma Veloria papers
- 1988-2002 (inclusive)19882002
- 17.17 cubic feet (18 boxes)
- Collection Number
- 5588 (Accession No. 5588-001)
- Community activist and Washington State Legislator
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Biographical NoteReturn to Top
Community activist and Washington State Legislator (1992-2004).
An immigrant from the Philippines, Veloria was the first Filipina elected to state legislature in the continental United States, serving six terms as a Washington State Representative (11th District) from 1992-2004. During her tenure she was involved with issues such as human rights, health care, ecomonic development, and co-authored legislation to combat human trafficking and require oversight of international trade agreements. Veloria served as a member of the Katipunan ng Demokratikong Pilipino (KDP), or Union of Democratic Filipinos. Her husband is Alonzo Suson, community and labor activist.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
Clippings, correspondence, printed materials, publications, address books, appointment books, photographs, VHS tapes, slides, legislative files, and ephemera relating to her campaigns for public office and community activism. Includes materials related to trafficking of women and children, Asian-American affairs, trade missions, the WTO, and issues of global economic justice.
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- Subject Terms :
- Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)
- Personal Names :
- Veloria, Velma, 1950---Archives