Pelosi Statement on Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Apr 30, 2014
Press Release

Contact: Drew Hammill, 202-226-7616

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement honoring Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, which falls in May:

“Asian Pacific American Heritage Month is an opportunity to celebrate the remarkable contributions, rich cultures and extraordinary achievements of the Asian American and Pacific Islander community.  Americans from Asia and the Pacific have overcome hardship, prejudice, and outright persecution to become an enduring part of the American story.

“The AAPI community is a reflection of our strength and diversity as a nation, our progress as a society, and our hopes for a future enriched by people of all backgrounds.  Nowhere is this truer than in my hometown of San Francisco, where a vibrant and growing AAPI community strengthens our city and reminds us every day that the beauty is in the mix.  

“During this Asian Pacific American Heritage month, let us celebrate the invaluable role AAPIs have played in the triumphs of our past and will play in building our future.  Let us recommit ourselves to passing comprehensive immigration reform that will unite our families, and restore confidence in who we are as a people – by and large, a nation of immigrants.  Let us honor the thriving and dynamic AAPI community throughout our nation.”

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