CAPAC Chair Judy Chu Commemorates Bruce Lee’s 80th Birthday

Nov 25, 2020 Issues: Other Issues

Washington, D.C. — Ahead of what would have been Bruce Lee’s 80th birthday on November 27th, Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) Chair Judy Chu (CA-27) introduced a resolution to honor Bruce Lee’s life and legacy. Lee was an American actor, director, and mixed martial artists who revolutionized the field through his teachings and continues to be one of the most influential martial artists and actors of all time. Rep. Chu released the following statement:

“I am proud to honor the incredible life and legacy of Bruce Lee on what would have been his 80th birthday. With roots in Hong Kong, China, and the United States, Bruce was a true trailblazer for the Asian American community who popularized the use of martial arts in film and paved the way for greater Asian American representation in Hollywood.

“His legacy of overcoming obstacles, promoting mutual respect, and bringing people together through the power of martial arts continues to live on both here in the United States and across the world thanks to the work of the Bruce Lee Foundation, led by his daughter Shannon Lee.

“Asian American pioneers like Bruce showcase the power of our country’s diversity, and honoring him through this Congressional resolution is a meaningful opportunity to inspire others to follow in his example.”