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Velazquez on Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Velázquez on Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
May 4, 2020
Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) issued the following statement in honor of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month: 

 

“This month, we once again celebrate how Asian Americans are an essential part of the cultural tapestry of New York City and our nation. From Manhattan’s Chinatown to Sunset Park to Queens to every other corner of our city, all five boroughs of New York are invaluably strengthened and enriched by the contributions of our Asian American communities.

 

“Sadly, this year, we have seen a marked rise in anti-Asian bias crimes in New York and nationally. All our neighbors of Asian descent must know we speak with one voice in condemning such hateful acts. We stand arm-in-arm in fighting prejudice against all people and we cannot rest if any New Yorker ever feels unsafe or is treated unfairly because of their background.

 

“As we take the month of May to honor Asian Americans and their myriad contributions to the American story, let us also rededicate ourselves to the values that unite all New Yorkers – compassion, kindness, justice and dignity for all those who make our City the greatest and most diverse in the world.”

 

維樂貴絲祝賀亞裔傳統月

 

 【首府華盛頓訊】聯邦眾議員維樂貴絲(Nydia M. Velázquez,紐約州民主黨)為慶祝亞裔傳統月發表以下聲明:

 

     “本月,我們再次慶祝亞裔民眾如何成為紐約市和我們國家文化織綿中的重要組成部分。從曼哈頓的唐人街到日落公園、再到皇后區以至全市的其他角落,各個亞裔社區的貢獻使得紐約市的五大區均豐富多姿,蓬勃發展。

 

令人遺憾的是,今年,我們在紐約乃至全國范圍內均見到反亞裔的偏見罪行明顯增加。我們所有的亞裔鄰居必須知道,我們眾口同聲一致譴責這種惡劣的行為。我們也攜手同心反抗針對任何人的偏見行為,只要有紐約市民因其背景而感到不安全或受到不公平對待,我們的鬥爭就不會停止。

 

當我們在五月表揚亞裔民眾及其對美國故事作出無數貢獻的同時,也讓我們重新喚起能夠團結所有紐約人的價值觀:以同情、慈悲、正義和尊嚴對待所有促使紐約市成為世界上最偉大和最多元化城市的人們。

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