Pelosi Statement on the Lunar New Year

Feb 12, 2021
Press Release
Contact: Speaker’s Press Office,
Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement in recognition of the Lunar New Year:
“Lunar New Year is a wonderful celebration, a time of meaningful reflection and a moment of optimism for the Asian American and Pacific Islander community as well as for the countless others who mark this festive season around the world.  As we welcome the Year of the Ox – recognized for hard work, honesty and integrity – let us all embrace these characteristics as we strive to meet the challenges facing our nation.
“In San Francisco, we have long been blessed and strengthened by the vibrant culture, rich traditions and innumerable contributions that the AAPI community has made to our city.  This year, as the coronavirus pandemic forces the usual beautiful celebrations and parade to be held virtually and through works of public art, San Franciscans will continue to mark this joyful time by supporting our AAPI friends and neighbors who have been disproportionately impacted by the health crisis and the injustice of anti-AAPI violence and discrimination.  We applaud the Biden-Harris Administration’s recent executive actions condemning these shameful attacks and their leadership in directing the Executive branch to combat the deadly violence against the AAPI community – honoring our nation’s most sacred values or equality and justice for all.
“As we work to defeat the crisis and pursue justice, we will continue to reaffirm what San Franciscans always say, that the beauty is in the mix.  This Year of the Ox, I offer my warmest wishes for a year ahead filled with the blessings of peace, happiness and the love of our families.”
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