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Leaders of 9 More Ethnic /Minority
Nationality House Caucuses Now Back
American People Museum

Leaders of nine ethnic, nationality and minority House caucuses have become cosponsors in recent weeks of a resolution backing the proposed National Museum of the American People.

The new sponsors include Reps. Eliot Engel, D-NY, who leads Irish, Latino-Jewish, Albanian and Israel Allies caucuses; Yvette Clark, D-NY, Vice Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus; Pedro Pierluisi, D-PR, of the Friends of Spain caucus, and Sheila Jackson Lee, D-TX, a leader of the Pakistan, Afghan and Algerian caucuses. With these additions, leaders of 33 different ethnic caucuses support this project.

“The museum, about the making of the American People, will tell the immigration and migration stories of every ethnic, nationality and minority group in the nation from the prehistoric period through today,” said Sam Eskenazi, director of the Coalition for the National Museum of the American People. The coalition is composed of more than 150 ethnic and minority organizations representing the full spectrum of Americans.

“This is one of the most amazing stories in human history about people from every part of our globe creating this nation. Our coalition vows to make this the best story-telling museum in the world,” Eskenazi said.

The coalition is simply seeking a bipartisan commission to study establishment of the museum. No federal funding is being sought to plan, build or operate the museum.

Among the other bipartisan House caucuses whose leaders are cosponsors of the museum’s resolution include those for Scots, Native Americans, Italians, Blacks, Polish, Germans, Greeks, Czechs, Vietnamese, English, Turks, Norwegians, Portuguese, Koreans, Taiwanese and several Arabic nationalities as well as the bipartisan leaders of the History and the Humanities caucuses.

More information about the NMAP is at www.nmap2015.com.

 

Leaders of 33 Ethnic/Minority/Nationality Caucuses Are Cosponsors
Jim Moran, D-VA – Lead

Congressional Friends of Scotland Caucus
John Duncan, R-TN Co-chair
Mike McIntyre, D-NC Co-chair

Congressional Native American Caucus
Tom Cole, R-OK Chair
Betty McCollum, D-MN Vice Chair

Italian American Congressional Delegation
Pat Tiberi, R-OH Co-chair
Bill Pascrell, D-NJ Co-chair

Congressional Ukrainian Caucus
Jim Gerlach, R-PA Co-chair
Marcy Kaptur, D-OH Co-chair

Congressional Caucus on Poland
Daniel Lipinski, D-IL Co-chair
Marcy Kaptur, D-OH Co-chair

Congressional Black Caucus
Yvette Clark, D-NY 2nd Vice Chair

German-American Caucus
Jim Gerlach, R-PA Co-chair

Congressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues
Carolyn Maloney, D-NY Co-chair

Congressional Caucus on Vietnam
Frank Wolf, R-VA Co-chair

Congressional Caucus on Central and Eastern Europe
Daniel Lipinski, D-IL Chair

Congressional Caucus on Black Men and Boys
Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-DC Co-chair

Congressional Czech Caucus
Daniel Lipinski, D-IL Co-chair

Sudan Caucus
Frank Wolf, R-VA Co-chair

Congressional Moldova Caucus
David Price, D-NC Co-chair

Congressional Afghan Caucus
Sheila Jackson Lee, D-TX Co-chair

Congressional Georgia Caucus
Rep. Allyson Schwartz D-PA Co-chair

In addition:

Congressional Humanities Caucus
Rep. Tom Petri R-WI Co-chair
Rep. David Price D-NC Co-chair

Congressional History Caucus
Rep. Bill Pascrell, D-NJ Co-chair
Rep. Tom Cole, R-OK Co-chair

Congressional
United Kingdom Caucus
Mike McIntyre, D-NC Co-chair

Congressional Caucus on U.S. Turkish Relations and Turkish Americans
Gerald Connolly, D-VA Co-chair
Steve Cohen, D-TN Co-chair

Friends of Norway Caucus
Betty McCollum, D-MN Co-chair

Congressional Friends of Spain Caucus
Pedro Pierluisi, D-PR Co-chair

Congressional Portuguese American Caucus
David Cicilline, D-RI Co-chair

Latino-Jewish Congressional Caucus
Eliot Engel, D-NY Co-chair

Ad Hoc Congressional Committee for Irish Affairs
Eliot Engel, N-NY Co-chair

Congressional Caucus on Korea
Gerald Connolly, D-VA Co-chair

Congressional Caucus on Central Asia
Eni Faleomavaega, D-AS Co-chair

Congressional Algerian Caucus
Sheila Jackson Lee, D-TX Chair

Democratic Israel Working Group
Alcee Hastings, D-FL Co-chair

Congressional Taiwan Caucus
Gerald Connolly, D-VA Co-chair

Congressional Albanian Issues Caucus
Eliot Engel, D-NY Co-chair

Israel Allies Caucus
Eliot Engel, D-NY Co-chair

Congressional Pakistan Caucus
Sheila Jackson Lee, D-TX Chair

Friends of Jordan Caucus
Alcee Hastings, D-FL Co-chair

Tunisia Caucus
Alcee Hastings, D-FL Chair

 

Sam Eskenazi, Director
CNMAP
sam@nmap2015.com