Celebrate APAHM by Creating a Museum for AAPI History!

U.S. Senate

Petition graphic for first national AAPI museum

Now that the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 3525 on April 26, 2022, we are one step closer to getting a national museum dedicated to preserving and celebrating the rich history, culture, an accomplishments of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. The bill is now under consideration in the U.S. Senate where we hope for quick passage as we enter the month of May and celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

Why is a museum like this important?
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) are the fastest growing ethnic population in the United States, and our community is becoming an increasingly powerful and visible force in all aspects of American life.

But all too often, the history books leave out that AAPIs have always been a core part of American history from as early as when Filipino sailors first visited what is now the continental US in the 16th Century. From building key American infrastructure like the Transcontinental Railroad to fighting at Gettysburg and leading core parts of the Civil Rights Movement, Asian Americans have literally built America and pushed it to live up to its core values.

We know that American history has always been rooted in the rich stories of its people. It's high time we support a museum to tell AAPI stories. This is why we call upon the U.S. Senate to quickly pass Congresswoman Grace Meng's bill that takes us one step closer to an AAPI museum, H.R. 3525.


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Washington, DC

To: U.S. Senate
From: Ke Wilson

Dear U.S. Senators,

I write to encourage you to expeditiously pass Rep. Grace Meng's bill, H.R. 3525, the Commission to Study the Potential Creation of A National Museum of Asian Pacific American History and Culture Act. This bill would be the first step in creating a museum centered around Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) history.

Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) are the fastest growing ethnic population in the United States, and our community is becoming an increasingly powerful and visible force in all aspects of American life.‚Äč

But all too often, the history books leave out that AAPIs have always been a core part of American history from as early as when Filipino sailors first visited what is now the continental US in the 16th Century. From building key American infrastructure like the Transcontinental Railroad to fighting at Gettysburg and leading core parts of the Civil Rights Movement, American history has always been rooted in the rich stories of its people. It's high time we support a museum to tell all these AAPI stories. This is why we call upon you and your Senate colleagues to expeditiously pass Rep. Grace Meng's bill, H.R. 3525.

Thank you for your consideration.

Sincerely,