WHEREAS, on this 1st through the 15th of February in 2022, the people of the First Legislative District join
the celebration of the Lunar New Year, which is observed in many Asian cultures around the world; and

WHEREAS, Asian Americans are an integral component of the diverse fabric of the First Legislative District
and are among the fastest growing populations in Washington; and

WHEREAS, the Lunar New Year is an important cultural event recognized across the Asian diaspora when
Asian Americans celebrate their customs and traditions with traditional foods, attire, and spiritual practices;

WHEREAS, festivals marking the Lunar New Year take place each year in communities throughout
Washington, providing opportunities for all to take part in this cultural experience; and

WHEREAS, this is a time to reflect on our successes and challenges from the past, to learn from those
experiences, and create new goals and objectives for the coming year; and

WHEREAS, in observation of this Lunar New Year, and according to the zodiac calendar observed in many
Asian cultures, this year is designated as the Year of the Tiger, an animal sign characterized by commitment to
help others for the greater good and sense of justice, which are qualities that we hope our district will strive to

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, the First District Democrats commend this Lunar New Year tradition of
familial reunion, and hope to reflect these practices as a unified democratic district; and

THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the First Legislative District commemorate the many
contributions of Washington’s Asian American people and communities through recognition of the Lunar New

THEREFORE, BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED, that a copy of this resolution be sent to local media, local
and state Asian support organizations and local elected officials.

Submitted to the Issues Committee by Han Tran on February 3, 2022
Recommended DO PASS by the 1st District Democrats Issues Committee on February 3, 2022
PASSED by the 1st District Democrats at the February 21, 2022 General Meeting

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