Titus Celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

May 7, 2014
Press Release

May 7, 2014

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Dina Titus of Nevada’s First District released the following statement today marking Asian Pacific American Heritage Month:
“Asian Pacific Americans comprise the fastest growing minority group in Las Vegas, having doubled in size between 2000 and 2010. Along Spring Mountain Road is Chinatown Plaza, home to one of the most popular Chinese New Year celebrations in the country; vibrant Korea Town; the Las Vegas Asian Chamber of Commerce; and hundreds of Thai, Japanese, and Vietnamese shops, restaurants, and markets that enrich our community and strengthen our economy. 
“And along Maryland Parkway is a thriving Filipino district that represents the rich culture and tradition of Nevada’s rapidly growing Filipino-American community. 
“From the authentic Chinese food of Harbor Palace to the edomae sushi prepared by sushi masters at Kabuto, from the Ilocano American Association of Nevada’s wonderful annual spring picnic to the annual Asian Harvest Moon Festival, the influence of Asian Pacific American communities can be found throughout the First District. 
“As we celebrate APA Heritage Month, let us acknowledge the values immigrants bring to our lives every day and recognize how much we all stand to gain by enacting immigration reform that honors our country's legacy as the ‘land of opportunity’. It’s not enough to say that we, as a country and as a city, simply benefit from the myriad contributions of immigrants— more accurately, we thrive and flourish.”