In Memoriam: San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee

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CAAM is saddened by the sudden passing of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee on Tuesday, December 12th.

We extend our deepest condolences to Mayor Lee‘s wife Anita Lee, daughters Tania and Brianna, his family and friends.

Mayor Lee was a great advocate for Asian and Asian American communities and groups serving them, including CAAM. One of our fondest memories of the mayor was his participation in our event Vincent Chin 30: Standing Up Then And Now, Bay Area Conversation, in June 2012.

The program, which was co-hosted by Asian Pacific Americans for Progress, reflected on the 30th anniversary of the brutal murder of Vincent Chin. Mayor Lee opened the program with reflections on his time at the Asian Law Caucus and how his role as the first Asian American mayor of San Francisco could help uplift everyone through collaboration and solving problems.