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HR-80 (2021-2022)

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House Resolution
No. 80

Introduced by Assembly Member Kalra
(Coauthors: Assembly Members Chen, Choi, Fong, Lee, Low, Muratsuchi, Nazarian, Nguyen, and Ting)

January 13, 2022

Relative to Lunar New Year.


HR 80, as introduced, Kalra.

WHEREAS, February 1, 2022, will mark 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 6,000,000 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 communities have contributed to the social, cultural, civic, economic, and academic success of the state; and
WHEREAS, The Lunar New Year is predominantly celebrated by the 2,500,000 Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, and Iu-Mien residents of California; and
WHEREAS, The Lunar New Year 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, This Lunar New Year is the Year of the Tiger; 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 Legislature joins Asian and Pacific Islander communities throughout the state in celebrating February 1, 2022, as the beginning of the Lunar New Year 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.