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社評 0620  國會通過籌建亞裔歷史文化博物館

 

由紐約州選出的華裔國會議員孟昭文所提出之國會第三五二五案, 经國會通過並由總統簽署生效, 该案建議成立一個委員會正式開始籌劃國家亞太裔歷史和文化博物館 ,這項法案之通過, 受到各界人士之熱烈支持和反響。

現任百人會會長及前駐華大使商務部長駱家輝在一份聲明中表示 ,過去多年來 ,美國社區把亞太裔人當成外國人和陌生人看待 ,我們對於美國社會之歷史和貢獻並未充分報導和記載,美國亞太裔歷史文化博物館之成立對亞太裔社區及美國社會都是歷史上重要之時刻, 他高度讚揚孟昭文議員對通過法案所作之努力及拜登總統及其團隊之全力支持。

我們非常欣慰國會及總統對亞太裔歷史及文化博物館作出之正碓決定 ,此舉代表了美國對亞太裔及移民之肯定。

让我們打開全美地圖 ,從波士頓 、華府、 紐約、 到芝加哥、休斯敦, 一直到美西洛杉磯所有大小二十多個城市, 都有華埠及亞洲城 ,這些亞太裔聚居之城市 ,在経濟上都是各城市商業林立之地區 ,而且社區銀行總共也超過了七十多家, 其帶動之活力令人刮目相看。

近年來,亞裔對美國金融 、科技、 地產、 學術之貢獻更是支撐著整個國家之進步及繁榮 ,這些事蹟今後可永遠記錄在亞太裔囯家歷史文化博物館中, 讓歷史永遠記錄而保存下來。

我們希望加入這個籌編行列 ,並希望大家能寫出或講好你自己的故事,把它永遠流傳。

Creation Of A National Museum Of Asian Pacific American History And Culture

The H.R. 3525 bill sponsored by New York Congresswoman Grace Meng passed Congress and was signed into law by President Biden and formally established a commission to study the potential creation of A National Museum of Asian Pacific American History and Culture.

The Committee of 100 Chair, Gary Locke, former Secretary of Commerce, former Governor of Washington State and former Ambassador to China, issued a statement saying, “ For far too long, the Asian American and Pacific Islander community here in the United States has been marginalized and viewed as perpetual foreigners 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 the 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 Americans overall.”

When you open the map of America, in more than twenty small or big cities there are China towns or Asian towns. We have more than seventy Asian-owned banks and have helped to develop many local economies in recent years. The contributions of Asian Americans to American finance, technology, real estate, academics and government service has supported the progress and prosperity of the whole nation.

We are so happy and appreciate our representative Grace Meng’s leadership. We also want to urge all the Asian communities to give this project their full support.

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