CAPAC Chair Statement on President Biden Signing AAPI Museum Study Bill into Law

Jun 14, 2022

Yesterday, CAPAC Members stood alongside President Biden at the White house as he signed Congresswoman Grace Meng and Senator Mazie Hirono’s Commission to Study the Potential Creation of a National Museum of Asian Pacific American History and Culture Act into law. This is the next step toward the creation of a National Museum of Asian Pacific American History and Culture. CAPAC Chair Rep. Judy Chu issued the following statement:

“I was so proud to join President Biden, Vice President Harris, my fellow CAPAC Members, and so many community leaders and advocates at the White House yesterday to watch the President sign the Asian Pacific American Museum Study bill into law! For years, Congresswoman Meng has worked tirelessly to bring the vision of a National Museum of Asian Pacific American History and Culture to life and today’s signing ceremony was an important first step toward recognizing the generations of history and contributions of AANHPI communities across the nation. I truly believe that educating our country about how AANHPI history IS American history is one of the most powerful ways to combat the anti-Asian hate and xenophobia that our communities are facing. So, I thank Congresswoman Meng for her tremendous work to bring this vision to reality, Senator Mazie Hirono for spearheading this effort in the Senate, and President Biden for his leadership in taking the next step toward the creation of a National Museum of Asian Pacific American History and Culture!”