New York, NY (May 3, 2022) — The following statement was issued by Zhengyu Huang, President of Committee of 100, on the passing of Norman Y. Mineta:
“Committee of 100 joins the AAPI community and all Americans in expressing our deepest sympathy and the greatest respect and appreciation for the life of the Honorable Norman Y. Mineta, who passed away at the age of 90. Mr. Mineta was a Japanese-American internment survivor, a horrific experience that he openly talked about as a means to educate all Americans. A long-time supporter of Committee of 100, Mr. Mineta spoke at numerous conferences and summits on the challenges and opportunities for the Asian American community. A 10-term U.S. Congressman, a cabinet secretary who served under both President Bill Clinton and President George W. Bush, and someone who led the Department of Transportation during the 9/11 attacks, Mr. Mineta’s contributions to American society and the AAPI community will live on in our memory. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this sorrowful time.”
Committee of 100 will release additional comments from Members, reflecting on their relationship with Mr. Mineta in the coming week.
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