We regret to inform you that our Healthy Living Workshop of April 27, 2013 is cancelled. Due to unforeseen circumstances, our speaker is unable to participate. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.
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Please sign a petition asking the President to apologize for the 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act and related laws.
Go to http://wh.gov/ssMz
These laws were important and continue to be significant today. They singled out the Chinese for exclusion and led to the “Asiatic Barred Zone” that exlcuded all Asians. As importantly, they established the adversarial and confrontational style and policies of the immigration laws we now have.
We would like the President to issue a statement or proclamation on May 10 to recognize the harm of these laws and their continuing significance today. May 10 is the anniversary of the completion of the first transcontinental railroad.
Over 5,000 Chinese workers contributed to it, yet not a single Chinese person was included in the photo that marked its completion. By the President making a statement on May 10, the Chinese place in the history of America can be restored.
As importantly, we reinforce the idea of America being built by immigrants from all countries (China and Ireland included). This is being discussed with White House staffers now. A surge of support expressed in this petition would help our effort.
We need 100,000 signatures by April 20!
Go to http://wh.gov/ssMz and sign on.
Tell your friends to do the same.