LOS ANGELES – California Democratic Party Asian Pacific Islander Caucus Chair Clark Lee released the following statement on Assembly Member and California Asian Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus Chair Warren Furutani’s Immigrant Rights Champion award on the 15th Annual Immigrant Day:

“On behalf of the California Democratic Party Asian Pacific Islander Caucus, we congratulate Assembly Member and California Asian Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus Chair Warren Furutani in receiving the Immigrant Rights Champion award on the 15th Annual Immigrant Day.

“Assembly Member Furutani has been a leader in standing up for immigrant rights and minority advocacy for decades: as grassroots activist, community fighter, education leader, and elected official. He understands the challenges that the immigrant communities face and recognizes the extraordinary contributions that the immigrant communities provide to our state.

“The vibrant immigrant communities are the backbone of our state. As we celebrate Immigrant Day, we celebrate the strength of diversity that unite us. Let us continue to work together to stand up for immigrant rights and for all working families in California who toil day after day in building our Golden State.”

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