Resolution 240318

Proclaiming May 2024 as Dual Asian American Pacific Islander and Jewish American Heritage Month in Philadelphia to pay tribute to the rich history and significant contributions made by generations of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and Jewish Americans to our Country, Commonwealth, and City.

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April 25, 2024 - CITY COUNCIL
April 18, 2024 - Introduced and Ordered Placed On Next Week's Final Passage Calendar by CITY COUNCIL
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Proclaiming May 2024 as Dual Asian American Pacific Islander and Jewish American Heritage Month in Philadelphia to pay tribute to the rich history and significant contributions made by generations of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and Jewish Americans to our Country, Commonwealth, and City.
 
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WHEREAS, The City of Philadelphia is known for being the birthplace of the United States, where our Founding Fathers met, discussed, debated and formed a new country. It is the City where the country's two most important documents the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were written and ratified. It is the city known for Brotherly love and Sisterly affection; and
 
WHEREAS, AAPI and Jewish Americans have made significant contributions to the arts, entertainment, science and technology, government, business, culinary traditions, and other fields in the United States, and have played an important role in shaping America; and
 
WHEREAS, Jewish and AAPI immigrants have greatly contributed to the social, cultural, economic, and political fabric of America ever their first arrival to the United States; and
 
WHEREAS, We call attention to a special event taking place on May 5th sponsored jointly by the Pennsylvania Asian Pacific American Jewish Alliance (PAPAJA), American Jewish Committee (AJC) and the Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History to commemorate the occasion which will be a dual Heritage Day full of multicultural performances, crafts, dancing and games for all ages so that the journey of friendship continues, now; therefore, be it 
 
RESOLVED, THAT THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA, hereby proclaims May 2024 as Dual Asian American and Pacific Islander and Jewish American Heritage Month in Philadelphia to pay tribute to the rich history and significant contributions made by generations of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and Jewish Americans to our Country, Commonwealth, and City; and
 
FURTHER RESOLVED, That an Engrossed copy of this resolution be presented to the Pennsylvania Asian Pacific American Jewish Alliance as evidence of the admiration and respect of this body.
 
FURTHER RESOLVED, That an Engrossed copy of this resolution be presented to the American Jewish Committee as evidence of the admiration and respect of this body.
 
FURTHER RESOLVED, That an Engrossed copy of this resolution be presented to the Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History as evidence of the admiration and respect of this body.
 
FURTHER RESOLVED, That an Engrossed copy of this resolution be presented to the Northeast Philadelphia Development Cooperation as evidence of the admiration and respect of this body.
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