May 19, 2023
Alliance Celebrates Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
May is not only Older Americans Month, it is also Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month.
The White House has commemorated the occasion with a proclamation, stating in part, “Despite the immeasurable ways AA and NHPIs enrich this country, we continue to see persistent racism, harassment, and hate crimes against these communities. Attacks on Asian American women and elders have left too many families afraid to leave their homes and too many loved ones traumatized.”
“Alliance members join President Biden in honoring the achievements and contributions of the AAPI communities,” added Robert Roach, Jr., President of the Alliance. “Our AAPI friends and neighbors have been key allies in advocating for labor law changes that have improved our lives, and we are a better nation when we pull together and celebrate our diversity.”