Rozic Celebrates Korean American Day

Flushing, New York – In 2003, The United States Congress declared January 13th as Korean American Day to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the first Korean immigrants who arrived in Hawaii. In celebration of the annual Korean American Day, Assemblywoman Nily Rozic (D,WF-Flushing) issued the following statement:

“It gives me great pleasure to be joining the Korean American community in celebrating the history and contributions they have made in Queens and across the United States. Immigrant small businesses are the backbone of New York’s economy and the Korean American community has been an integral part of that story. Since the first families arrived in America 110 years ago, they have overcome discrimination and hardships to establish their community. The community still faces many challenges such as insufficient, affordable healthcare and access to social services for the elderly and working families.

“Expanding access to government agencies and programs that benefit Queens’ Korean community and safeguarding our shared economic security and prosperity remain my highest priorities. Today, is a day of celebration for our community and I hope to continue working closely with my district to improve the lives of all New Yorkers.”