Rep. Cisneros Joins CAPAC Members to Celebrate Korean American Day

January 15, 2020
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Representative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) joined the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) in recognizing Korean American Day, which commemorates the arrival of the first Korean immigrants to the U.S. on January 13, 1903. The day also honors the contributions of Korean Americans in all aspects of society. Rep. Cisneros is an executive board member of CAPAC and an original cosponsor of H. Res. 38, a resolution supporting the goals and ideals of Korean American Day and honoring the contributions of Korean Americans. 

“Today, I’m excited to join my colleagues and the Korean American community in California’s 39th District in celebrating Korean American Day. From community leaders to business owners and veterans to school teachers, Korean Americans have made significant contributions to the district and are an essential part of the fabric of our community,” said Rep. Cisneros. “Just last week, I had an amazing opportunity to meet young Korean American leaders in Washington, D.C., and I was inspired by the passion, work, and dedication they had for their communities and country. I’m proud to work shoulder-to-shoulder with Korean Americans back home and in our nation’s capital, and I’m grateful to represent one of the largest and vibrant Korean American communities in the country. Happy Korean American Day!”

“Today, I join my fellow Members of Congress to celebrate Korean Americans across the United States and their contributions to this country in all aspects of American life. Korean Americans have been a vital part of this nation since they first arrived in the U.S. on January 13, 1903 and have made immeasurable contributions as small business owners, military service members, faith leaders, doctors, artists, and elected officials,” said Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-27), CAPAC Chair. As CAPAC Chair, I have been proud to work with the Korean American community on so many critical issues, from fighting for the reunion of divided families to protecting Dreamers and securing citizenship for Korean adoptees. I wish the Korean American community in California and all across the nation a very happy Korean American Day!

“Today isn’t just a celebration of the nearly 120 years of contributions by the Korean-American community to our country, but a recognition of a new generation of Korean-American leaders forging their own paths and making an impact. As I look at my two baby boys, I see that future, and remain optimistic about what the Korean-American community will achieve in the coming year,” said Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-03), CAPAC Freshman Representative.

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