New York, NY (June 13, 2022) — The following statement was issued today by Gary Locke, Committee of 100 Chair, former Governor of Washington State, former U.S. Commerce Secretary, and current President of Bellevue College in Washington, on bill H.R. 3525 being signed into law.
H.R. 3525 formally establishes a commission to study the potential creation of a national museum of Asian Pacific American History and Culture.
“For far too long, the Asian American and Pacific Islander community here in the United States has been marginalized, viewed as the perpetual foreigner and strangers in our own homeland. We are Americans and yet our history, contributions, and stories in the U.S. have not been fully told. The creation of a national museum of Asian Pacific American History and Culture would be a defining moment in the history of not only the AAPI community but for America overall. We commend Representative Grace Meng for her leadership and Congress for doing what’s right and taking the first step in a long journey. We appreciate that President Biden and the Biden Administration are supportive of moving this idea toward implementation.”
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