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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.
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.
|1||International issues and 1996 congressional campaign||undated|
|1||Human rights activities and issues||undated|
|1||Videos, photos, miscellaneous legislative files||undated|
|2||Alonzo G. Suson (Veloria’s husband)||undated|
|2||Service Employees International Union (SEIU) organizing materials, Nevada||undated|
|3||Miscellaneous materials related to human trafficking and other Pacific/Asian region issues||undated|
|4||Washington State Philippine trade mission||undated|
|4||Photos, appointment books||undated|
|5||Presidential campaign buttons||1998|
|5||Slides of Philippine trip||undated|
|5||Seattle Goodwill Games||undated|
|5||Contact sheets of Veloria||undated|
|6||House of Representatives||2001-2004|
|6||Committee and task force briefing notebooks and binders||undated|
|6||VHS tape – interview with Veloria||1994|
|9||Campaign and legislative files||1992-1994|
|10||Miscellaneous videos and cassettes||undated|
|11||Miscellaneous files on Pacific/Asian region issues||undated|
|12||File from "Portable X-ray and Ultrasound"||2005|
|14||Miscellaneous including World Trade Organization (WTO) and economic development||undated|
|14||Miscellaneous files and videos||undated|
|15||Printed materials related to health care and other issues||undated|
|16||House of Representatives files||1995-2002|
|16||World Trade Organization (WTO) files||undated|
|17||Campaign materials||1992, 1996, 1998|
|17||World Trade Organization (WTO) tapes||undated|
|17||Veloria on tape||undated|
|18||Legislative Boundaries Map, Washington's 11th District||2002|