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Velazquez on the Lunar New Year

Velázquez on the Lunar New Year
February 12, 2021
Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-N.Y.) issued the following statement recognizing the start of the New Lunar Year:

“The Lunar New Year is a time to celebrate, pay tribute to ancestors, honor a year of hard work, and welcome in the all the possibilities a new year can bring. Our Asian and Asian American communities are integral to the soul of New York City, and I am proud to see this celebration continue to enrich our city’s vibrant cultural tapestry.

            “The beginning of this new year carries particular significance, especially in light of the difficulties the Asian American community has faced throughout this pandemic. The targeted attacks levied against our neighbors over the past year are abhorrent and must be denounced by all. Racism and discrimination have no place in our great city.

            “Though festivities this year may look different, it is my hope that the spirit of this beautiful holiday remains unwavering. I wish all my friends and neighbors across New York City prosperity, good luck, and many fond memories to come as we welcome in the Year of the Ox.”

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维乐贵丝議員春节致辞

 

華盛頓特區-國會議員维乐贵丝(紐約州)發表以下聲明,以庆贺新農曆年的開始:

 

“春节是慶祝,向祖先致敬,紀念辛勤工作一年,歡迎新年帶來新气象時候。我們的亞裔和亞裔美國人社區是紐約市靈魂不可或缺的一部分,我為這次慶祝活動繼續充實我們城市充滿活力的文化而感到自豪。

 

“新的一年之初具有特別重要的意義,特別是考慮到亞裔美國人社區在這次疫情中所面臨的困難。過去一年中亞裔受到的針對性攻擊是令人唾弃的行为,必須被所有人譴責。種族主義和歧視在我們这个城市中沒有位置。

 

“儘管今年的慶祝活動可能看起來有所不同,但我希望這個美麗的节日精神不會動搖。在我們迎來牛年的時候,我希望紐約市所有我的朋友和鄰居繁榮昌盛,祝你好運,並有許多美好的回憶。

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