Asian and Pacific Islander Americans have played a significant role in the social, economic and political development of California throughout its history. Today, Asian and Pacific Islander Americans comprise over 14 percent of California’s population, or about five million people.
Asian Pacific Islander American Heritage Month is a perfect opportunity for us all to learn more about our Asian and Pacific Islander neighbors, and to acknowledge the contributions they have made to our state and our nation.
Join me as we celebrate “Unity in Diversity” at the 20th Annual Asian American Heritage Festival, on Sunday, May 19, 2013 from 10 AM – 5 PM at City Hall Plaza in Hayward.
I will be on hand to commemorate the work of the Asian American Federation of California in organizing this festival for the past 20 years, and to speak with you about any state related concerns.