Rep. Watson Coleman Statement on Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12) issued the following statement in recognition of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month:
"The long, rich history of the AANHPI community is one of success and sacrifice, of triumph and tragedy. Unfortunately, this history is often overlooked. As a result, too many Americans’ views of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders are shaped by offensive media portrayals and racist stereotypes. Now, during a time of rising violence against AANHPI communities, it is more important than ever that we recommit ourselves to honoring the full story of the AANHPI experience and condemning racist violence in all its forms."