Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi

Representing the 12th District of California

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Pelosi Statement on the Persian New Year

Mar 20, 2017
Press Release

Contact: Ashley Etienne/Caroline Behringer, 202-226-7616

Washington, D.C. – House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi today released the following statement in commemoration of the Persian New Year:

“On the first day of Spring, Iranian-Americans join people around the world in celebrating Nowruz.  This ancient celebration marks a period of growth, rejuvenation, and renewal.  As families set the haft sin and mark new beginnings, they contribute to the rich heritage and diversity of our nation.

“In my home city of San Francisco, we know that the beauty is in the mix.  Throughout California, home to more than half of the Iranian-American community, and across America, we join our neighbors in honoring the fact that out of many we are one.  Immigrants make America more American.  That’s why House Democrats will continue to stand strong with our neighbors and fight back against the agenda of discrimination that encourages extremism and exclusion.   

“May all who celebrate Nowruz in the United States and around the world enjoy peace, prosperity, and joy in the year to come.  Eid-eh Shoma Mobarak!”

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