May 2, 2012
Washington, D.C.- Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement in recognition of Asian-American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Month:
“The month of May is an opportunity to celebrate Asian-American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, and reflect upon the countless contributions this vibrant community has made to our country. Nevada, like America, is made stronger by its diversity. Asians from all over the world have lived in Nevada and across the United States and called this country their home. They have excelled in the arts, commerce, academia, medicine, law, and government fields. They have enriched the lives of many Americans through cultural exchange, fought in wars to protect our freedom, and played an important role in our economy.
“I have worked throughout my time in Congress to represent the needs and interests of all Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders, pushing for comprehensive immigration reform, ensuring equal access to health care, and providing more opportunities for small businesses to flourish. I am proud to have co-sponsored a Senate Resolution to commemorate Asian-American and Pacific Islanders Heritage Month highlighting the significant contributions of this community. This month I join my fellow Nevadans in celebration and extend my best wishes."