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ACR-168 Lunar New Year Celebration. (2017-2018)

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Revised  February 12, 2018


Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 168

Introduced by Assembly Member Chu
(Coauthors: Assembly Members Bonta, Choi, Muratsuchi, and Ting Ting, Acosta, Aguiar-Curry, Arambula, Baker, Berman, Bigelow, Bloom, Brough, Burke, Caballero, Calderon, Carrillo, Cervantes, Chau, Chiu, Cooley, Cooper, Cunningham, Dahle, Daly, Eggman, Flora, Fong, Frazier, Friedman, Gallagher, Eduardo Garcia, Gipson, Gloria, Gonzalez Fletcher, Grayson, Harper, Holden, Irwin, Jones-Sawyer, Kalra, Kiley, Lackey, Levine, Limón, Low, Maienschein, Mathis, Mayes, McCarty, Medina, Melendez, Nazarian, Obernolte, O’Donnell, Patterson, Quirk, Quirk-Silva, Rendon, Reyes, Rodriguez, Rubio, Salas, Santiago, Steinorth, Mark Stone, Thurmond, Voepel, Waldron, Weber, and Wood)
(Coauthors: Senators Nguyen and Pan)

January 30, 2018

Relative to the Lunar New Year Celebration.


ACR 168, as introduced, Chu. Lunar New Year Celebration.
This measure would recognize the Lunar New Year Celebration.
Fiscal Committee: NO  

WHEREAS, February 16, 2018, marks the beginning of the Lunar New Year, which is celebrated in many Asian communities around the world, including the United States, and especially California; and
WHEREAS, California is home to nearly 6 million Asian and Pacific Islander Americans of Bangladeshi, Cambodian, Chinese, Filipino, Hmong, Indian, Indonesian, Iu-Mien, Japanese, Korean, Laotian, Malaysian, Pakistani, Sri Lankan, Taiwanese, and Vietnamese descent; and
WHEREAS, The Asian and Pacific Islander American community has contributed to the social, cultural, civic, economic, and academic success of the state; and
WHEREAS, The Lunar New Year is predominantly celebrated by over 2.5 million Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese residents of California; and
WHEREAS, This Lunar New Year is the Year of the Dog and is universally celebrated by these communities as a time to renew family ties, and to start the new year with a clean slate; and
WHEREAS, The celebration of the Lunar New Year in communities throughout California illustrates the state’s rich cultural history and commitment to racial, religious, and cultural diversity; now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the Assembly of the State of California, the Senate thereof concurring, That the Members of the Legislature join Asian and Pacific Islander communities throughout the state in celebrating February 16, 2018, as the beginning of the Lunar New Year, the Year of the Dog, and extend best wishes for a peaceful and prosperous Lunar New Year to all Californians; and be it further
Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly transmit copies of this resolution to the authors for appropriate distribution.

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