California Day of Inclusion

California State Assemblymember Mike Eng (D-Monterey Park) and numerous civil rights organizations have announced the designation of December 17 th as “Day of Inclusion” by means of Assembly Concurrent Resolution (ACR) 76, which is sponsored by the Yee Fow Museum.
The day, December 17, was chosen as a way to memorialize the historic Magnuson Act, signed into law on December 17, 1943, which repealed the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 and marked a turning point regarding society’s harsh attitudes towards immigration and immigrants. By repealing the “Chinese Exclusion” prohibitions, the U.S. expressed its commitment to continue to break down cultural barriers, appreciate differences, enrich cultural diversity, and further racial, religious and cultural tolerance.
“In recognition of Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month and in commendation of all immigrants for their notable accomplishments and outstanding service to our state, I am honored to introduce ACR 76,” Assemblymember Eng stated. “ACR 76 serves as a time to acknowledge this history and to honor how all immigrants continue to contribute to all segments of our society.”
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