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HR-72 (2019-2020)

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Revised  January 27, 2020


House Resolution
No. 72

Introduced by Assembly Member Ting
(Coauthors: Assembly Members Bonta, Chau, Chen, Chiu, Choi, Chu, Diep, Fong, Gloria, Kalra, Low, Muratsuchi, and Nazarian) Nazarian, Aguiar-Curry, Arambula, Bauer-Kahan, Berman, Bigelow, Bloom, Boerner Horvath, Brough, Burke, Calderon, Carrillo, Cooley, Cooper, Cunningham, Megan Dahle, Daly, Eggman, Flora, Frazier, Friedman, Gabriel, Gallagher, Cristina Garcia, Eduardo Garcia, Gipson, Gonzalez, Gray, Grayson, Holden, Irwin, Jones-Sawyer, Kamlager, Kiley, Lackey, Levine, Limón, Maienschein, Mathis, Mayes, McCarty, Medina, Melendez, Mullin, Obernolte, O’Donnell, Patterson, Petrie-Norris, Quirk, Quirk-Silva, Ramos, Reyes, Luz Rivas, Robert Rivas, Rodriguez, Blanca Rubio, Salas, Santiago, Smith, Mark Stone, Voepel, Waldron, Weber, Wicks, and Wood)

January 14, 2020

Relative to the Lunar New Year.


HR 72, as introduced, Ting.

WHEREAS, January 25, 2020, marks the beginning of the Lunar New Year, which is celebrated in many Asian communities around the world, including in the United States and especially in 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 Rat 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, That the Assembly joins Asian and Pacific Islander communities throughout the state in celebrating January 25, 2020, as the beginning of the Lunar New Year, the Year of the Rat, and extends 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 author for appropriate distribution.

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