Congressman Jimmy Gomez Celebrates Korean American Day 2020

Washington, January 13, 2020
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jimmy Gomez (CA-34), Executive Committee member of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC), took part in several activities in recognition of Korean American Day, commemorating the arrival of the first Korean immigrants to the United States on January 13, 1903.
 
“As the representative to Koreatown in Los Angeles – home to the largest Korean community of any congressional district – I’ve seen firsthand the countless contributions Korean Americans have made to American life, from the private and public sectors to the world of art, food, education, and entrepreneurship,” said Congressman Gomez. “In 2005, both Democrats and Republicans united to unanimously pass legislation recognizing the contributions of Korean Americans, making January 13th ‘Korean American Day’ in honor of the arrival of the first Korean immigrants. Now, let’s honor their descendants by prioritizing policies that improve the quality of life of Korean American families and the communities they call home.”
 
This morning, Congressman Gomez gave a floor speech honoring the numerous contributions Korean Americans have made to our society and their influence on our way of life in the United States. Watch his remarks below.


This afternoon, Fox News published an opinion piece authored by Congressman Gomez and Congressman Rob Woodall (GA-07) on the need to set aside partisanship to pass federal policies that support the Korean American community and improve their quality life. Read his opinion article below. 

 
This year, Congressman Gomez was pleased to welcome Joan Lee to his Los Angeles office as a Field Deputy. Joan will be covering numerous communities in California’s 34th congressional district, including Koreatown, Chinatown, Little Tokyo, and Historic Filipinotown, and will be handling issues ranging from women’s health, health care, foreign affairs, and homelessness. Get to know more about Joan in the video below.

 
To learn more about the issues Congressman Gomez is championing on behalf of his Korean American constituents, please email Joan.Lee@mail.house.gov.
 

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