Asian/Pacific Islander American Heritage Month nears this
May, I am writing to inform you of the upcoming Taiwanese
American Heritage Week observance, which will be held from
May 11th - May 18th. The celebration of Taiwanese
American Heritage Week has been well received since the
official designation by former President Bill Clinton in
1999, and I look forward to another opportunity to observe
and celebrate my Taiwanese heritage. I ask for your
support of this week by issuing a letter or statement commemorating
Taiwanese American Heritage Week in your district.
more than 500,000 Taiwanese Americans in the United States,
you may have a significant
Taiwanese American population in your district.
In addition to the number of Taiwanese Americans, Taiwanese
Americans also have other unique qualities. According
to the census statistics:
of Taiwanese Americans are college graduates
Taiwanese American have doctoral degrees
of Taiwanese Americans own homes
of Taiwanese Americans, men and women, are professionals
or hold managerial positions
Americans have made enormous contributions to the diversity
and prosperity of American society. Moreover, Taiwanese
Americans have consistently contributed to the promotion
of democracy and security for their motherland – Taiwan.
Real security for Taiwan, and the preservation of
its precious democracy, cannot be achieved without continuous
help from our friends in the Congress. Because of
your support, our motherland, Taiwan has been able to sustain
its democracy, freedom and security from outside threats.
Because of your support, Taiwan’s voice is heard while it
strives for participation in international organizations
such as the World Health Organization and the United Nations.
Heritage Week observance provides us with an opportunity
to learn more about the outstanding contributions men and
women from Taiwan have made to our nation, and to the world.
During this special week, we are able to embrace America's
diversity and celebrate the spirit of community that binds
us together as one nation. Thank you for your support.