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Source: United States House of Representatives – Congressman Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39)

May 1, 2020

Press Release

FULLERTON, CA – Today, Representative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) released the following statement on Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, which is observed in May:

“I’m proud to join the Asian American Pacific Islander Community in the 39th District and across the country in celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. During the month of May, we recognize the incredible contributions that Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have made to our country. They are leaders, pioneers, and trailblazers—paving the path for progress and success in the United States. 

“During this challenging time, the AAPI community has gone above and beyond to help every one of our neighbors. They’re providing vital healthcare services, making food for our essential workers, and donating much-needed PPE supplies. Not only do we celebrate the accomplishments of the AAPI community, we support them through every challenge they face as well. Amid the coronavirus, we need to call out the racism, xenophobia, and discrimination that’s been directed at the AAPI community. Diversity and inclusion are the 39th District and our country’s greatest strengths. I will continue to ensure that the voices of our Asian American Pacific Islander community are heard in D.C. and in the district.”

Rep. Cisneros is an executive board member of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC).