FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 9, 2015
Senator Bob Huff
CONTACT: Bill Bird @ 916-651-4029
Huff Introduces Lunar New Year Resolution
SCR 10 Recognizes and Celebrates California’s Cultural Diversity
SACRAMENTO: Senate Republican Leader Bob Huff (R-Diamond Bar) presented Senate Concurrent Resolution (SCR) 10 on the Senate Floor today, which celebrates the beginning of the Lunar New Year. February 19, 2015 will mark the beginning of the Lunar New Year, which is celebrated in many Asian communities around the world, including the United Sates, and especially California – where it is predominantly celebrated by millions of Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese residents.
“The Lunar New Year is a time of feasting and renewing of family ties,” said Senator Huff during today’s floor presentation. “SCR 10 acknowledges a special time of year for many of our citizens and demonstrates an appreciation for California’s rich cultural diversity.”
SCR 10 states, in part: “California is home to over 5 million Asian and Pacific Islander Americans of Bangladeshi, Cambodian, Chinese, Filipino, Hmong, Indian, Indonesian, Iu-Mien, Japanese, Korean, Laotian, Malaysian, Pakistani, Sri Lankan, Taiwanese and Vietnamese descent.”
“The Lunar New Year is predominantly celebrated by Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese residents of California. This Lunar New Year is the Year of the Ram and is universally celebrated by these communities as a time to renew family ties and to start the New Year with a clean slate.”
“The celebration of this event in communities throughout California illustrates the state’s rich cultural history and commitment to racial, religious, and cultural diversity,” said Senator Huff.
Senator Huff serves as the Senate Republican Leader and represents the 29th Senate District covering portions of Los Angeles, Orange and San Bernardino Counties. Follow Senator Huff on Twitter at @bobhuff99.