Bill Text: CA ACR185 | 2021-2022 | Regular Session | Chaptered

Bill Title: Arab American Heritage Month.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 52-16-1)

Status: (Passed) 2022-06-02 - Chaptered by Secretary of State - Res. Chapter 72, Statutes of 2022. [ACR185 Detail]

Download: California-2021-ACR185-Chaptered.html

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 185

Relative to Arab American Heritage Month.

[ Filed with Secretary of State  June 01, 2022. ]


ACR 185, Quirk-Silva. Arab American Heritage Month.
This measure would proclaim April 2022 to be Arab American Heritage Month and would encourage every citizen to join in its special observance.
Fiscal Committee: NO  

WHEREAS, For over a century, Arab Americans have been making valuable contributions to every aspect of American society, including in medicine, law, business, education, technology, government, military service, and culture; and
WHEREAS, Since immigrating to America, men and women of Arab descent have shared their rich cultures and traditions with neighbors and friends, while also setting fine examples as model citizens and public servants; and
WHEREAS, Arab Americans brought with them to America their resilient family values, strong work ethic, dedication to education, and diversity in faith and creed, all of which have added strength to our great democracy; and
WHEREAS, Arab Americans have also enriched our society by sharing in the entrepreneurial American spirit that makes our nation free and prosperous; and
WHEREAS, The history of Arab Americans in the United States remains neglected and tarnished by misconceptions, bigotry, and anti-Arab behavior in the forms of hate crimes and hate speech; and
WHEREAS, Arab American issues, such as civil rights abuses, harmful stereotyping, and bullying must be combated through education and awareness; and
WHEREAS, Arab Americans join all Americans in the desire to see a peaceful and diverse society, where every individual is treated equally and feels safe; and
WHEREAS, California is home to a unique area known as “Little Arabia” in the City of Anaheim, which is a cultural and business destination for Arab Americans and Americans of diverse backgrounds who enjoy Arab food and culture; and
WHEREAS, The profound and significant contributions and heritage of Arab Americans have helped to build a better nation; now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the Assembly of the State of California, the Senate thereof concurring, That the Legislature hereby proclaims the month of April 2022 to be Arab American Heritage Month and encourages every citizen to join in its special observance; and be it further
Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly transmit copies of this resolution to the author for appropriate distribution.