Assemblymember Eng, Civil Rights Groups Call for Day of Inclusion

EL MONTE, Calif. - May 29, 2009 California State Assemblymember Mike Eng (D-Monterey Park) and numerous civil rights organizations convened a press conference to announce the designation of December 17th as "Day of Inclusion" by means of Assembly Concurrent Resolution (ACR) 76.

The press conference included California State Assemblymember Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) and featured speakers from the Chinese American Citizens Alliance, Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association, Japanese American Citizens League, Korean American Federation of Los Angeles, Muslim Public Affairs Council, Search to Involve Pilipino Americans, Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Organization of Chinese Americans, and Yee Fow Museum.

Click on press release to view information on California State Assemblyman Mike Eng's May 29, 2009 "Day of Inclusion" press conference. After the press conference news spread quickly from Los Angeles to the San Gabriel Valley and overseas to Chinese worldwide.

News Reports include:

  • Los Angeles Wave - the largest group of community newspapers in Los Angeles with 1.2 million readers weekly
  • San Gabriel Valley Tribune - comprising up to 335,000 readers with 2.2 million monthly page views and 311,000 online monthly visitors
  • AsianWeek - the oldest and largest English language newspaper serving the Asian/Pacific Islander American community with a weekly ciculation of 58,099 readers per week
  • Sing Tao Daily - the largest circulation Chinese language newspaper in the USA with 100,166 daily readers
  • Topix - Monterey Park Wire the leading news community on the Web serving 61,498 viewers in the city of Monterey Park, CA
  • Asian American Press - with 15,000 weekly subscribers and distributed at over 400 locations in the Minneapolis and Saint Paul area
  • Chinese Historical Society of Southern California - one of the most active historical societies in Southern California
  • Overseas Chinese Network - serving Chinese worldwide including Amsterdam, Beijing, Hong Kong, New York, Paris, Shanghai, Singapore and Sydney, Australia
  • SINA - China's most popular online news with over 200 million registered users across China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and North America
  • China Review News Agency - serving Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan, Beijing, Guangzhou, and the greater China Region
  • China Huayi Broadcasting Corporation - based in Fuzhou, China with radio broadcasting to Chinese listeners in Southeast Asia, Hong Kong and Macau
  • Hong Kong Headline Daily News - shares news sources with the Sing Tao Daily averaging a daily circulation of 500,000 readers
  • Siongpo - Chinese Commercial News newspaper serving Manila, Philippines
  • JACL - Japanese American Citizen League advocating public policy for their Pacific Southwest District
  • Korean Top News - features article on Muslim, Japanese, Chinese, and Korean organizations backing ACR 76 Day of Inclusion.
  • Hunan Satellite TV - with coverage of 7.6 billion Chinese viewers Hunan Satellite TV reports on California Assm. Mike Eng's ACR 76
  • - Beijing, China’s news portal reports on a coalition of ethnic groups supporting a Day of Inclusion.
  • The Globalist - an international magazine on global issues includes commentary on the US Chinese Exclusion Act and ACR 76.
  • CAPITAL - the longest established English newspaper in Ethiopia, editorializes on the struggle of Chinese Americans and Assemblymember Mike Eng’s call for a "Day of Inclusion" to mark December 17, 1943.
  • New West News Leader - serving Canada’s British Columbia communities, features editorial on California’s Day of Inclusion and Canada’s Anti-Chinese past.
  • AsianWeek - the oldest and largest English language Asian newspaper covers the Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA) Capitol Reception for ACR 76.
  • - China’s most popular online news reports on the OCA's Day of Inclusion event at the California State Capitol.
  • Chinese American Citizen Alliance of Greater San Gabriel Valley Lodge - serving 31 cities and five unincorporated communities, reports on the passage of ACR 76.
  • Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA) Greater Sacramento Chapter announces Day of Inclusion legislation adopted into law.
  • Asian American Action Fund - a progressive API political organization based in Washington DC, shares news of the first Day of Inclusion celebration.
  • AsianWeek - reports on the new, first-time “Chinese Inclusion Act” to be celebrated on Dec. 17, 2009.
  • Immigrant Solidarity Network - a national coalition of labor, human rights, religious, and student activist, blogs on the first Day of Inclusion in Los Angeles.
  • Northwest Asian Weekly - serving the state of Washington, announces ACR 76 as a Day of Inclusion and California law.
  • World Journal - reports on the first Day of Inclusion on December 6th in Los Angeles.
  • City of Pacific Grove - passes resolution acknowledging December 17th as a Day of Inclusion at their City Hall in recognition of the Chinese contributions to their area.
  • City of Monterey - passes resolution acknowledging December 17th as a Day of Inclusion at their City Hall in recognition of the Chinese contributions to their area.
  • - top news provider reports on the passage of ACR 76 and Day of Inclusion events throughout the state of California.
  • Chico Enterprise, the Oroville Mercury Register, and the Pasadena Star-News - carries story of Chico’s Anti-Chinese history for their December 17 issue in honor of the Day of Inclusion.
  • State of Chinese America - forum held at Monterey Park City Hall in honor of December 17th as a Day of Inclusion.
  • Capitol Public Radio - stations KXPR, KXJZ, KXSR, KUOP and KKTO ran a December 17 segment on the Day of Inclusion.
  • Chinese American Society - shows support in campaign for December 17 as the Day of Inclusion.
  • British Columbia Radio - Kootenay Co-Op Radio - 93.5 Nelson, 6.5 Crawford Bay, and 107.5 New Denver reports ACR 76 and Day of Inclusion.
  • API Census Network - coalition of API groups celebrates Day of Inclusion through California statewide 2010 Census campaign.
  • Museum of Chinese Americans - in New York City supports Day of Inclusion and National Angel Island Day.
  • National Council of Chinese Americans - calls for a National Day of Inclusion as they lobby the U.S. Congress and plan a letter writing campaign to the White House. View English translation.