LACDP Statement Recognizing May as Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Danny Leserman May 10, 2016 0
Los Angeles County Democratic Party Chair and California Democratic Party Vice Chair Eric C. Bauman released the following statement recognizing May as Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month:

“As we run through this exciting election year, we are proud to recognize and celebrate May as Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month and embrace this diverse community that makes up such an important and growing part of Los Angeles County. Los Angeles is proud to be home to the largest population of Asian American and Pacific Islanders in the United States; the fastest growing immigrant community in the country. The strength of this community lies in its unique and vibrant diversity, and even today, the AAPI community continues to break barriers.

“Whether it be by successfully electing John Chiang, the highest ranking AAPI in elected office in California, Kamala Harris, the first South-Asian elected to state office in California, Judy Chu, the first ever Chinese-American elected to Congress, David Ryu, the first ever Korean-American elected to the Los Angeles City Council, or the effort to reelect Al Muratsuchi and Ed Chau to the Assembly, and Ted Lieu to Congress, LACDP has never backed down from the opportunity to bring the most qualified and diverse voices of the greater Los Angeles Community to the table.

“We in Los Angeles know the importance and impact of the AAPI community, as we are home to some of the largest AAPI communities outside of Asia, including the largest Korean population outside of Korea, and the largest Cambodian population outside of Cambodia. We are also proud to boast a flourishing Thaitown, Chinatown, Filipinotown, Little Tokyo, and Little Bangladesh, as well as other large communities of Asian American and Pacific Islander descent. The Asian American and Pacific Islander community is at the forefront, and we are committed to working tirelessly to ensure that the AAPI community, and every community, is represented in all walks of life, because together we will continue to make history in Los Angeles, California, and the United States.”

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