BySenators Nguyen, Cleveland, Brown, Conway, Das, Dhingra, Hasegawa, Hunt, Keiser, Kuderer, Liias, Lovelett, Pedersen, Robinson, Rolfes, Saldaña, Salomon, Short, Trudeau, Van De Wege, Wagoner, Warnick, Wellman, C. Wilson, and J. Wilson
WHEREAS, On this first day of February in 2022 the people of the great state of Washington unite to celebrate the Lunar New Year, joining to distinguish Asian American joy, cultures, and beautiful diversity; and 
WHEREAS, The Lunar New Year begins on the first new moon of the lunisolar calendar; and
WHEREAS, This year is designated as the Year of the Tiger, a zodiac sign characterized by boldness, strength, fearlessness, and courage that this chamber is driven to embark; and 
WHEREAS, Washington acknowledges both the wonderful heritage and collective trauma of our Asian American ancestors; and 
WHEREAS, We deeply appreciate the Asian American frontline workers who provide direct services to Washington during the pandemic, risking their lives and well-being, and enduring the disproportionate uncertainty; and
WHEREAS, We highlight the solidarity and strength of the Asian American community in the face of violent racism, during the pandemic - well before - and ongoing; and
WHEREAS, The Lunar New Year is a time to embrace reflections and understanding as we look towards renewal; and
WHEREAS, We step into the Year of the Tiger not just as an individual, but as a family united in compassion and community stewardship;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Senate stand with the Asian American community in times of crisis and in times of celebration, we come together now with memories of fond endings and visions for new beginnings in acknowledgment of the Lunar New Year.
I, Sarah Bannister, Secretary of the Senate,
do hereby certify that this is a true and
correct copy of Senate Resolution 8640,
adopted by the Senate
February 1, 2022
Secretary of the Senate