California Senate Resolution to Honor Arab American Heritage Month passes

18194827_756791797812584_1104110043307262168_nThe Arab American Civic Council applauds the California State Senate for passing Senate Concurrent Resolution (SCR) 42 today with unanimous support. SCR 42 commemorates the month of April as “Arab American Heritage Month” in California, and recognizes the important contributions of Arab Americans to our state.

The resolution was first announced by the Office of Senator Josh Newman during the Arab American Civic Council’s 2nd annual Arab American Heritage Gala this past Saturday, April 22, 2017.

“SCR 42 is part of a broader effort toward creating awareness and paying respect to the approximately 800,000 Arab American Californians, while celebrating their achievements and highlighting their commitment and contributions to a peaceful and diverse society, by recognizing the month of April as Arab American Heritage Month,” said the resolution’s author, Senator Josh Newman.