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File #: 55952    Version: 1 Name: Recognizing May 2019 as Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 5/16/2019 In control: Council Office
On agenda: 5/21/2019 Final action: 5/21/2019
Enactment date: 5/24/2019 Enactment #: RES-19-00391
Title: Recognizing May 2019 as Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.
Sponsors: Shiva Bidar, Satya V. Rhodes-Conway, Barbara Harrington-McKinney, Avra Reddy, Syed Abbas, Christian A. Albouras, Samba Baldeh, Sheri Carter, Tag Evers, Grant Foster, Keith Furman, Patrick W. Heck, Zachary Henak, Rebecca Kemble, Lindsay Lemmer, Arvina Martin, Donna V. Moreland, Marsha A. Rummel, Paul E. Skidmore, Michael J. Tierney, Michael E. Verveer
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsWatch
5/21/20191 COMMON COUNCIL Adopt Under Suspension of Rules 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, and 2.25Pass Action details Meeting details Not available
5/16/20191 Council Office RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT UNDER SUSPENSION OF RULES 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, & 2.25 - MISC. ITEMS  Action details Meeting details Not available
Fiscal Note
No appropriation required.
Title
Recognizing May 2019 as Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.
Body
WHEREAS, in 1978, a joint congressional resolution established Asian/Pacific American Heritage Week. The first 10 days of May were chosen to coincide with two important milestones in Asian/Pacific American history: the arrival in the United States of the first Japanese immigrants (May 7, 1843), and the contributions of Chinese workers to the building of the transcontinental railroad, completed May 10, 1869; and

WHEREAS, in 1992, Congress expanded the observance to a month-long celebration that is now known as Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month; and

WHEREAS, this month is designated to learn more about and appreciate the contributions, concerns, achievements and histories of Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders; and

WHEREAS, Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders have contributed and continue to contribute significantly to the development of the arts, sciences, sports, government, military, welfare, commerce, and education in the United States; and

WHEREAS, the Asian-American and Pacific Islander population is heterogeneous, rich with various cultures, values, languages, religions, and traditions; and

WHEREAS, Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders represent at least 8.8% of the population of Madison; and

WHEREAS, the Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution, and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders who have enriched America’s history and are instrumental in its future success;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Mayor and Common Council recognize May 2019 as Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in the City of Madison.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Mayor and Common Council ...

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