DNC Chair Wasserman Schultz’s Statement on AAPI Heritage Month
May 1, 2015
Washington, D.C. – DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement today in recognition of May as Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month:
“May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month – an opportunity to recognize the contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and to celebrate the rich and diverse cultures that make up this vibrant community. For generations, AAPI Americans have faced and overcome adversity, and we appreciate the integral role they have played in shaping America into what it is today.
“The AAPI community is strengthened by the success of middle class economics. AAPI small business owners continue to thrive in an economy that has experienced 61 straight months of private sector job growth. AAPI families have benefitted from increased access to quality affordable health insurance, investments in education, and tax cuts for the middle class.
“The Democratic Party remains committed to fighting for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, and we will continue to fight for commonsense policies that put the middle class first and give all AAPI families their shot at achieving the American dream.”