HR 4606
ByRepresentatives Thai, Wicks, Cody, Entenman, Bateman, Shewmake, Berry, Wylie, Dolan, Senn, Bronoske, Springer, Taylor, Simmons, Ryu, Fitzgibbon, Davis, Ramel, Orwall, Dufault, Macri, Kloba, Callan, Ramos, Morgan, Harris-Talley, Stonier, Paul, Slatter, Fey, Walen, Valdez, Gregerson, and Santos
WHEREAS, On this 12th day of February 2021, the people of Washington join the celebration of the Lunar New Year to distinguish Asian American joy, culture, and 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 Ox, a zodiac sign characterized by diligence, persistence, and honesty that we hope our chamber will strive to emulate; and
WHEREAS, The celebration of the Lunar New Year exhibits Washington's commitment to preserving cultural heritage and honoring the sacrifices of our Asian American ancestors; and
WHEREAS, Washington is home to nearly nine hundred thousand Asian and Pacific Islander Americans who are an integral component of the diverse fabric of our state; and
WHEREAS, We highlight the strength of Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders who were disproportionately impacted by Covid-19; and
WHEREAS, We acknowledge the resilience of Asian American frontline employees, essential workers, and small businesses through the challenges of the pandemic this year; and
WHEREAS, We recognize the perseverance of Asian communities who withstood xenophobia and racism for generations and from this pandemic; and
WHEREAS, The Lunar New Year is a time to reflect on our successes and challenges from the past, to learn from those experiences, and to create new goals and objectives for the coming year; and
WHEREAS, We commend this Lunar New Year tradition of familial reunion, and hope to reflect these practices as a unified legislative body;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives stand in solidarity with the Asian and Pacific Islander American community to celebrate heritage, cultural unity, and brand new beginnings through the acknowledgment of the Lunar New Year.
I hereby certify this to be a true and correct copy of
Resolution 4606 adopted by the House of Representatives
February 12, 2021
Bernard Dean, Chief Clerk