Building an Inclusive, Strong & Sustainable Future

Jun 4, 2016
Pelosi Update

A Community Rich in Culture
Our city and our country has benefitted greatly from the beautiful cultures, monumental achievements, and rich contributions that Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) have made to the fabric of our nation.

This Tuesday, I had the honor of meeting with AAPI community leaders from San Francisco, discussing issues that affect the AAPI community and the San Francisco community at large – affordable housing, comprehensive immigration reform, and education. Our local AAPI community has been instrumental in ensuring San Francisco is a more inclusive, economically strong and healthy community, and it was a wonderful opportunity to listen to the incredible work of these outstanding leaders.
 

                           

Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi meets with 8th-grade students at San Francisco’s Children’s Day School, discussing gun violence prevention, mental illness, criminal justice reform, and our nation’s future.

 

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A Global Commitment to Protect Our Future
This Thursday, energy ministers and high-level delegates from more than 20 countries gathered in San Francisco for the Clean Energy Ministerial and the inaugural Mission Innovation Ministerial, a meeting that embodied the deepening global commitment to act on the climate crisis and advance the historic Paris agreement. I was proud to help welcome the delegates to our city for this important gathering.

We have a responsibility not only to our own people, but to the whole of humanity to preserve our planet for future generations. Together, we will confront the climate crisis, strengthen our communities, and move with confidence toward a future of progress, prosperity and sustainability.

Demanding Freedom
On June 4, 1989, the Chinese people defied injustice, challenged corruption, and demanded freedom. The Tiananmen Square uprising, fueled by the energy of the Chinese people, embraced the possibility of change and ennobled our world. Today, the world remembers the slaughtered students, the persecuted political prisoners, and all courageous Chinese citizens who opposed an oppressive government.

If we do not support human rights in China, then we lose all moral authority to speak about human rights any place in the world. May the memory of Tiananmen Square continue to strengthen our resolve on behalf of democracy and freedom.
 

                                                                                         My office was recently contacted by a constituent who is getting married in the coming weeks. His parents had both applied for visitor visas at the U.S. Embassy so that they could attend the wedding, but after several months of waiting, my constituent became concerned that his parents would not be issued visas. Upon contacting my office, my staff communicated the situation to the U.S. Embassy, which confirmed that the father’s case was undergoing mandatory security checks. However, the mother’s case had completed the security checks and was only being held in abeyance until the father’s case was completed. Because the wedding was fast approaching, the Embassy agreed to the constituent’s request to issue the mother’s visa separately. As a result, she will now be able to attend my constituent’s wedding.

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Sincerely,
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Member of Congress