President of the United States Issues Historic Proclamation Recognizing National Arab American Heritage Month

03/31/2023 - 19:02 PM

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WASHINGTON, DC (March 31, 2023) Today, the President of the United States, Joe Biden, recognized National Arab American Heritage Month (NAAHM) for the month of April 2022.

"This month, we join together to celebrate the immeasurable contributions of Arab Americans to our Nation and recommit ourselves to the tireless work of making sure that all people have the opportunity to achieve the American Dream, ” said Biden.

He also stated, “Today, the achievements of Arab Americans are reflected in the arts and sciences; in businesses and faith communities; in classrooms and hospitals; and in police stations, firehouses, and every branch of the military. Arab Americans are also proudly serving throughout my Administration, bringing a diversity of expertise that helps make this country stronger, more prosperous, and more just.”

In centuries, Arab Americans have embraced working hard, giving back, and cultivating friendship and community, helping shape our Nation’s history and build our future,”

Warren David, president of Arab America and co-founder of the Arab America Foundation said, “President Biden’s proclamation designating April 2023 as National Arab American Heritage Month is a historic moment and a tribute to the contributions of Arab Americans, who have been an integral part of this nation for almost 150 years. David further expressed his delight in seeing, “Arab Americans being officially recognized for their contributions, and thanked the administration for honoring the community with this tribute.”

“We are grateful for President Biden’s remarks, recognizing Arab Americans for the contributions they have made to every aspect of American society,” said Warren David, president of Arab America and co-founder of the Arab America Foundation.

A copy of President Biden’s Proclamation is here:

https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/presidential-actions/2023/03/31/a-proclamation-on-arab-american-heritage-month-2023/

 
 

 

During the month of April, the Arab America Foundation formally recognizes the achievements of Arab Americans through the celebration of National Arab American Heritage Month (NAAHM). Across the country, cultural institutions, school districts, municipalities, state legislatures, public servants, and non-profit organizations issue proclamations and engage in special events that celebrate our community’s rich heritage and numerous contributions to society.

Arab America and the Arab America Foundation launched the National Arab American Heritage Month initiative in 2017, with just a handful of states recognizing the initiative. Each year, our grassroots network of over 250 Arab American volunteers in 28 states gathers hundreds of proclamations from their states, counties, municipalities, and local school districts.

This year, there are several states where Arab Americans are seeking permanent legislation designating April as National Arab American Heritage Month. The following states have passed permanent legislation designating the month of April as NAAHM: IllinoisOregonVirginia; and Indiana (Senate). Currently, New Jersey, Michigan, Ohio, New York, Maryland, Rhode Island, and Indiana are pursuing legislation.

 
 

 

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