Click on the link for the 2010 International Visitors Summary

Highlights of 2010 Visitors:

June 7, 2010:  


The U.S. Ambassador of Portugal, His Excellency Joao de Vallera paid a protocol visit to the Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg.  The purpose of his California visit  was to take part in commemorating Portuguese Heritage Month, as declared by SCR 79, authored by Senator Jeff Denham.

May 26, 2010:          


California and China’s mutual interests were the topic of discussion during a meeting between SOIR Director Ezilda Samoville and Mr. Wang Yin, President of the China Association for International Exchange of Personnel. 

photo of Candelaria visit

May 18, 2010:


Alma Candelaria (center, left), Director, International Visitor Leadership Program, U.S. Department of State, paid a vist to the California State Capitol.  Ezilda Samoville, Greg Schmidt and Shannon Shellenberg welcomed Ms. Candelaria to the Senate Chamber.

Photo of Indian cartonist

May 10, 2010:          


Mr. Neelabh Banerjee, National Editor of Art and Illustrations for the Times of India in New Delhi, is introduced in the Senate Chamber. Mr. Banerjee was in Sacramento to better understand political humor and the relationships between government and media in California. 


May 6, 2010:            


Senator Leland Yee introduces Malaysian government officials and NGO leaders who work to combat human trafficking.  The purpose of their visit to the State Capitol was to bring awareness to this global problem and to study California’s efforts to stop such crime, including improved detection, prosecuting perpetrators, and assisting victims.


group photo on floor

March 22, 2010:


Senator Gloria Romero introduces a delegation of Iraq women visiting the State Legislature during their U.S. leadership training program.  The distinguished visitors hold elected office or positions of leadership in their communities.  The purpose of their visit to the State Capitol was to explore California women’s involvement in business, law, political participation, education and healthcare. 


Iraq Delegation Photos

March 1, 2010:


Senator Christine Kehoe welcomes the Honorable Julian Evans, British Consul General in San Francisco, th the Senate Chamber.  The Consul General visited the Senate to further strengthen relationships between the Golden State and the United Kingdom.


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