House Democrats Celebrate Asian American Day, Recognize Asian American Contributions to New Mexico
Santa Fe, NM – Today, House Democrats recognized the contributions of Asian Americans to New Mexico’s vibrant and diverse culture. Rep. Abbas Akhil (D-Albuquerque) introduced House Memorial 8 to designate today as Asian American Day.
“Mr. Speaker, as an Asian American immigrant who has just been elected to the House, I am proud and happy to celebrate this day with you and fellow legislators,” remarked Rep. Abbas Akhil (D-Albuquerque) on the House floor.
House Memorial 8 passed unanimously and received praise from Republicans and Democrats. This was the first memorial passed by Rep. Akhil since being elected.