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Your help is needed to honor Chinese American Veterans
of World War II with a Congressional Gold Medal

While it is not normally the policy for China Insight to undertake
nor sponsor any kind of causes, we feel the initiative taken by
the Chinese American Citizens Alliance to award the Congressional
Gold Medal for WWII Veterans is appropriate and strongly encourage
your participation.

Although the Chinese American community has always strived to be good
citizens, history has shown that they have not been treated fairly and need to let their Congressional leaders know that their service to our country needs to be recognized. Like many minorities, Chinese Americans overcame discrimination to serve their country bravely and honorably and we need to encourage the Congress to act favorably on this proposal to commemorate the service of these Chinese American veterans.

Introduction by retired Army Maj. Gen. William Chen

Congressional Gold Medal for WWII Chinese American veterans
By retired Army Maj. Gen. Bill Chen

The Congressional Gold Medal is an award bestowed by the Congress and is the highest civilian award in the United States. It is awarded to persons “who have performed an achievement that has an impact on American history and culture that is likely to be recognized as a major achievement in the recipient’s field long after the achievement.”

On May 4, 2017, bills were introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate for the award of the Congressional Gold Medal, collectively, to the Chinese American veterans of World War II. Representatives Ed Royce (R-CA) and Ted Lieu (D-CA) were lead co-sponsors of H.R. 2358 on the House side; and Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Thad Cochran (R-MS) were lead co-sponsors of S. 1050 on the Senate side. Continue reading “Introduction by retired Army Maj. Gen. William Chen”

Progress

As of November 17,  2017

S.1050 – Chinese-American World War II Veteran Congressional Gold Medal Act

Senators Cosponsoring
24/67 Cosponsors

 

Check to see if your Senators are cosponsoring or see all the details – https://chinainsight.info/caww2/senate/

H.R.2358 – Chinese American World War II Veterans Congressional Gold Medal Act

Representatives Cosponsoring
59/290 Cosponsors

 

Check to see if your Representative is cosponsoring or see all the details – https://chinainsight.info/caww2/congress/