National Council of Asian Pacific Americans Celebrates Immigrant Heritage Month, Launches #ImmigrationStoryIn5Words

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

JUNE 1, 2016

 Contact: Mary Tablante;

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National Council of Asian Pacific Americans Celebrates Immigrant Heritage Month, Launches #ImmigrationStoryIn5Words

Today, the National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA) announced its support of the third-annual Immigrant Heritage Month, an initiative to gather and share inspirational stories of American immigrants, and launched a social media and blogging campaign, #ImmigrationStoryIn5Words.

“NCAPA recognizes the importance of highlighting our immigrant heritage and stories, as the United States proudly is, and always will be, a nation of immigrants,” said NCAPA National Director Christopher Kang. “Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are the fastest-growing group in the country, with a wide range of immigrant backgrounds. We celebrate Immigrant Heritage Month because immigrants have made, and continue to make, valuable contributions that define the strength of our nation.”

NCAPA and its Immigration Committee will be collecting and featuring Asian American and Pacific Islander stories with an #ImmigrationStoryIn5Words social media and blogging campaign.

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ABOUT IMMIGRANT HERITAGE MONTH –
Immigrant Heritage Month celebrates a United States that is fueled by immigrants from around
the world and the ways in which America and the immigrants who have built our country are linked in a shared, productive history. Immigrant Heritage Month is organized by Welcome.us, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Visit ‘Welcome.us’ for more information on how to share your story and to learn more about the nationwide effort.

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Based in Washington, D.C., the National Council of Asian Pacific Americans is a coalition of 35 national Asian Pacific American organizations that serves to represent the interests of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) communities and to provide a national voice for our communities’ concerns. Our communities are the fastest growing racial/ethnic group in the United States, currently making up approximately six percent of the population.





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