Taking Action to Support Asian-American New Yorkers

Taking Action to Support Asian-American New Yorkers

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New York State is the proud home of more than 1.6 million Asian Americans, and New York City alone is home to more residents of Asian descent than any other city outside of Asia.

Governor Hochul wants all New Yorkers to feel safe and supported in their communities, and she believes that diversity is our strength. She knows that generations of Asian-Americans helped build our state and country into what it is today, and that contributions of Asian-Americans make our state stronger, more resilient, and more innovative. From standing up against anti-Asian hate to celebrating Asian culture, Governor Hochul is fighting for Asian-American New Yorkers every day.

Celebrating Lunar New Year

Governor Hochul released a proclamation in honor of Lunar New Year 2024 and delivered a video message to all those celebrating the Year of the Dragon. View the proclamation.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/XwKLoOBz8hU

Making Lunar New Year a School Holiday Across New York State

Governor Hochul signed legislation to declare Asian Lunar New Year a public school holiday across New York State. Legislation (A.7768/S.7573) would ensure schools are not in session on Lunar New Year, underscoring Governor Hochul’s commitment to supporting and protecting New York’s Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community.

Celebrating AAPI Culture in New York State

Supporting AAPI Communities Across New York

Celebrating AAPI Heritage

Throughout the year, New York State honors the AAPI community and celebrates their contributions to our State.