WASHINGTON – Today, the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) applauds the Biden-Harris administration for signing the bill to create a Commission to establish the first national Asian Pacific American Museum into law. Led by 2022 APAICS Pioneer Award Honoree, Congresswoman Grace Meng (NY-06), the bill passed the House and Senate with bipartisan support. The National Museum of Asian Pacific American History and Culture would be dedicated to preserving the history, culture and accomplishments of Asian Pacific Americans.
Madalene Xuan-Trang Mielke, President & CEO of APAICS issued the following statement:
“APAICS is thrilled that the Biden-Harris administration has signed into law the establishment of a Commission to make recommendations on the first national Asian Pacific American museum. This first step is critical to teach and preserve our history, not only for our children, but for the entire country to learn and celebrate the contributions of Asian Americans and Native Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders.
“As anti-Asian sentiment continues to harm our communities, it is more important than ever to create a channel that tells our stories. We thank Congresswoman Meng for her tireless work, along with CAPAC Chair Judy Chu for making the museum a priority.”
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The Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) is a national non-partisan, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting Asian Pacific American participation and representation at all levels of the political process, from community service to elected office.