FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 14, 2022 Contact: Mark Lois Anthony Eyo, Communications Lead email@example.com Tel. 202-262-0772
Washington D.C.,- Today, the National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA) celebrates the recent passage of legislation by unanimous consent in both the House and the Senate, and signing by President Biden, that authorizes the creation of the Commission to Study the Potential Creation of a National Museum of Asian Pacific American History and Culture Act.
Brendan Flores, President and Chairman of the National Federation of Filipino American Associations – NaFFAA, released the following statement:
“We applaud President Biden’s signing of H.R. 3525, the creation of a commission to study the potential creation of a National Museum of Asian Pacific American History and Culture Act. The stories that will potentially be told in this museum about Asian Pacific American History would send a powerful signal to our nation that Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders are just as much part of America as every other community. In these challenging times of wars and divisions, education about our great American history that includes every Asian Pacific American pioneer who helped build this country will hopefully bring much-needed understanding to resolve hatred towards our Asian community.”
“We also thank the bipartisan support in both the House and Senate, as well as those who pushed and supported this bill, especially Congresswoman Meng. This is a critical step towards a more empowered Asian community. We look forward to that day when we travel to the nation’s capital and show our ‘anaks’ and ‘apos’ how their fellow Asians and pioneers played significant roles in the great American history and in making the United States the greatest nation on Earth today. We are excited to tell them these stories and encourage them to be active participants in writing the next chapters of our great American history.”
The National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA) is a nonprofit, non-partisan organization. Established in 1997, NaFFAA promotes the welfare and well-being of the four million Filipinos and Filipino Americans throughout the United States. NaFFAA’s vision is to serve as the voice of all Filipinos and Filipino Americans by uniting, engaging, and empowering diverse individuals and community organizations through leadership development, civic engagement, and national advocacy.