Taiwanese Americans all over the nation again celebrated the annual Taiwanese-American Heritage Week (TAHW) the week after Mother’s Day. FAPA initiated the TAHW over a decade ago as FAPA believes that the importance of the TAHW is to educate the general public about the aspiration of Taiwanese Americans and of the people of Taiwan to see Taiwan become a normal, fully independent and internationally recognized country.

An outstanding way to achieve this, is by requesting elected officials all around the U.S. to issue proclamations dedicating the week after Mother’s Day as TAHW. As you can witness from the list, this year several chapters did a great job in this regard, esp. FAPA’s OR and WA state chapters.

List of TAHW proclamations we received 2016 :

Proclamations:
Board of Selectmen of Brookline, Town of Brookline, MA

Setti Warren, Mayor of Newton, MA

Gary Christenson, Mayor of Malden, MA

Lauren Poe, Mayor of Gainesville, FL

Kate Brown, Governor of Oregon

Denny Doyle, Mayor of Beaverton, OR

Charlie Hales, Mayor of Portland, OR

Sylvester Turner, Mayor of Houston, TX

Jay Inslee, Governor of Washington

Timothy D. Leavitt, Mayor of Vancouver, WA

Scott Higgins, Mayor of Camas, WA

Congressional Record/Letter/Twitter:
John Katko, House of Representatives, New York

Ron Wyden, Oregon Senator

Patty Murray, Washington Senator

Maria Cantwell, Washington Senator

Jalme Herrera Beutler, House of Representatives, WA

Taiwanese American Heritage Week