Pelosi Statement Recognizing the Lunar New Year

Feb 16, 2018
Press Release

Contact: Ashley Etienne/Henry Connelly, 202-226-7616

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement in recognition of the Lunar New Year:

“In the streets of San Francisco and across the country, celebrations of the Lunar New Year display the vibrancy and strength of our Asian American and Pacific Islander community, reminding us that, as ever, the beauty is in the mix.  As AAPI communities welcome the Year of the Dog – celebrated for honesty and loyalty – let us all embrace these characteristics as we strive to meet the challenges facing our nation.

“The Lunar New Year marks a time of celebration, reflection and hope.  In that spirit, let Americans everywhere celebrate the contributions that Asian Americans and all immigrant communities make to our country.  Let us reflect on the beauty of our shared immigrant heritage.  And let us hope for a year blessed with the joy and love of family. 

“In the Year of the Dog, may we dedicate ourselves to lifting up our communities and honoring our commitments to building a nation that remains loyal to our values and our heritage.  I offer my heartfelt wishes for a healthy, prosperous and meaningful Lunar New Year.”

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