List Of Taiwanese American Heritage Week Proclamations We Received in 2018

Kate Brown, Governor of Oregon

Denny Doyle, Mayor of Beaverton, OR

Jay Inslee, Governor of Washington

Scott Higgins, Mayor of Camas, WA

Anne McEnerny-Ogle, Mayor of Vancouver, WA

Marc C. McGovern, Mayor of Cambridge, MA

Congressional Record:

Ron Wyden, Senator of Oregon

Maria Cantwell, Senator of Washington

Patty Murray, Senator of Washington

Jaime Herrera Beutler, House of Representatives, WA

 

U.S. Officials Proclaim Third Week Of May As Taiwanese American Heritage Week

Since 1999, Taiwanese Americans around the nation annually celebrate the Taiwanese American Heritage Week (TAHW) during the week starting with Mother’s Day. The week, from May 13 to May 19, is dedicated to recognizing and appreciating all aspects of Taiwanese American Heritage in the United States.

Great work by FAPA’s Oregon/SW Washington chapter and FAPA’s Boston chapter in securing Taiwanese American Heritage Week proclamations from their local officials!

Among these, Oregon Governor Kate Brown proclaimed (view the document) the week after Mother’s Day as TAHW stating: “WHEREAS There are more than 500,000 Taiwanese Americans in the United States and Taiwanese Americans have made enormous contributions to the diversity and prosperity of American society, consistently contributing to the promotion of democracy and security of their homeland.” Beaverton Proclamation 2018 TAHW

Cambridge, MA mayor Mark McGovern wrote: “There are more than 500,000 Taiwanese Americans in the United States, with a significant Taiwanese American population in Cambridge (view the document).”

Washington State Governor Jay Inslee took similar action stating: “WHEREAS  Taiwanese Americans have succeeded as successful and notable artists, Nobel Laureate Scientists,  researchers, engineers, human right activists, and business leaders (view the document)”.

In her TAHW proclamation, Vancouver Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle added: “WHEREAS because of American Support, Taiwan’s voice is heard while it strives for participation in international organizations, such as the World Health Organization and the United Nations.” Vancouver Proclamation 2018 TAHW Camas Proclamation 2018 TAHW

自1999年起,全國各地的台美人在母親節後的一周慶祝台美傳統週 (Taiwanese American Heritage Week, TAHW)。今年的台美傳統周為5月13-19日,台美人與美國一般大眾分享台灣的傳統。

各地方政府官員也一起加入慶祝台美周的行列,例如華盛頓州,奧勒岡州,麻州的劍橋市長及多位參眾議員都發表聲明一同慶祝台美傳統周及紀念台美人對於美國的貢獻。

 

 

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