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Pelosi Statement on Lunar New Year

San Francisco – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today in recognition of the Lunar New Year:

“The Lunar New Year marks a time of renewal, remembrance and celebration, as millions of Asian Americans reflect on the year that was and look forward to a Year of the Horse filled with prosperity, opportunity and hope.  In the streets of San Francisco and across the country, the vibrancy and strength of our Asian American and Pacific Islander community is on glorious display – reminding us that, as ever, the beauty is in the mix.

“Our diversity has always been a great source of our nation’s strength.  Our founding credo – ‘E Pluribus Unum: out of many, one’ – has proved the enduring truth of a history built by generations of men and women of all different races, religions and cultures.  We are a nation of immigrants, rejuvenated, enriched, and strengthened by each wave of newcomers to our shores.  As a new year begins, we will continue to push for comprehensive immigration reform that honors the pride of our heritage and the possibility of our future.

“In the Year of the Horse, may all Americans be blessed with good health, good fortune, and good cheer.”