05.01.15

Gardner Commemorates Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month

Washington, DC – Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), Chairman of the Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy, released a statement today commemorating the beginning of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month. Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month is a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States, originally designated as a weeklong celebration by Congress in 1978 and later signed into permanent law as a full month.

“Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month offers Americans the chance to recognize and celebrate the numerous contributions made to the United States of America by citizens of Asian and Pacific Islander heritage,” Gardner said. “Generations of immigrants from across Asia and the Pacific have come to the United States in search of the hope, opportunity, and freedom to succeed that defines the American dream. Our nation has benefitted enormously from the contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans, and I hope that all Coloradans and Americans take time this month to appreciate the important ways in which our state, our country, and our society are strengthened by our fellow citizens of Asian and Pacific Islander heritage.”                                                                         

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