Senate, New York City, Senator discussed on Radio Surgery

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No. Maybe. If I sing everybody liked each other. So. And I hope everybody likes each other because I s. How you doing good job? You may need. You don't wanna lose votes? That's yes. But yesterday, I Senator Steve Inskeep. You did something very important. I think you were up in Albany. Right. You just came back. And yes, and I think I think you should share with people in New York because and New Jersey because this is all about it's really about Korean history. And is about a woman in infra Korean people. They call her you Quan soon, which is a Korean Joan of arc by a lot of people don't know by now, you know. So if you can teach our listeners a little bit what happened yesterday, and why is this so important for people in in America in our community well yesterday on the floor of the state Senate, we welcomed Min-Sung Kim, the president of the Korean American association of greater New York Cagney and the consul general park from the consulate in New York City. As well as five members of the national assembly Slyke, our congress and we passed unanimously. Republicans and Democrats don't often agree on much, but we did pass it unanimously we passed a resolution honoring the traditions really of the Korean American community and talked about the Joan of arc of of Korea going back to the March first movement, which was a movement for Korean independence. But it's more than that. It would symbolizes the determination and the need for respect. I think and independence in Korea. And we honored her, and we honored Cagney, and we talked about the traditions of the Korean community and how a hundred and two people arrived in Hawaii by boat or the SS Gaelic and it included twenty one women, but they came in nineteen oh three to the shores of Hawaii to work in the sugarcane. Fields. And then more people came and more people came, and we developed a very vibrant Korean American community throughout the country. But particularly in New York City where we have a large Korean American population. And we honored that and the fact that they have been successful in so many areas and are an important part of our community. And in fact, a represented in the state assembly with a Korean American assembly member, Ron Kim with whom I share a district and yesterday, they did it in the assembly also but sitting on the floor and the on a chair, obviously, we call it on the floor sitting in the chamber were these seven distinguished individuals. And we hype brought home with me from Albany a copy of the resolution, and we will they left last night for soul. So we will mail it to them or we will get it. And they will have a copy of their visit. To to to to all buzney. However, we they also met with our new majority leader Andrea Stewart cousins who was the first woman to be elected to. Leadership in either house going back to seventeen eighty seven. When the Senate started when the legislature started meeting and take took photographs with Senator Stuart cousins. And really each each group. I think impressed each other. Because I was very impressed with the fact that they all spoke English put us to shame and. I think they enjoyed their visit to to the Senate we arranged for them to receive a proclamation also from from the assembly and the Senate or in addition Senator, and I working together for the the dwell too are reference of sea of Japan as well as east to see it's been passed twice two thousand fourteen in two thousand fifteen in Senate and with all this resolution and on our like to see that to be really become a Bill that because of the it's not factual the terminology sea of Japan. Was it change it during the Japanese occupation? So we would like to see with that. Because now she's a chair congratulations to Senator chair for the higher education. And we that and also we have the. Women's leader in the Senate and this year, we would like to see that that become a Bill that the to our friends of the sea of Japan and east, Tennessee. So that we can teach our children factual and current the history and geographically important. Yes. That they should learn the truth and the accurate. Absolutely. Yes. And we will be working on that. Yes. I'm looking forward to. So. I think something great happens. I've been working with assemblyman Ed Bernstein on that issue. He's been very involved. Yes. I see. So I mean for our listeners, I think they don't really understand full, you this can you briefly tell us who she is other Ugandan soon was doing the Japanese occupation. She was a student from the Hawk Down. You Huck dung was established by the the missionary from a United States. And so we'll see. Since she was young. She was a learning freedom and truth and the fate, and they win she had to go through because during the Japanese occupation. They have to change their name, and they cannot speak speak one word of the the Korean you will be Spanish. And so the when she was a leader of the freedom of the campaign. She was in the she was a capture and she was torture in that. She was put it in the can. And does she was drawn and she died in those Hardiman yomas obituaries in Korea. So we are learning from since the very young. And also this is important because a woman's right is now. Focus in the society now. And so we that I mean, recognizing New York Senate recognizing it, and especially the much I is the that independence day, and then they doing the campaign and debt instigate through the whole the career and then become liberation nine hundred forty five. So we are learning in the textbook, and I cannot believe and thank God that this is really become an order Senator and assembly I really appreciate for their recognition. Right. I think yesterday everybody worked hard, and I think the chronic community Korean-American community really appreciate centers to vindicate did. And I hope that you can continue to great work. You're awesome person and your community are so happy for you. And you know, she's doing such great work for the people in her community. I should also add that the. Senate resolution. The other sponsor was Senator John Lou who is from originally from Taiwan. And he and I were the sponsors of the resolution. Oh, did you. Yes. He and I were the two sponsors. But when on the floor, I we both asked that it be opened up for everybody to add their names everybody did and the resolution when it was printed said senators Davinci Lou and then the other members the other sixty-one members of the Senate, so it's unanimous. Well, that's fantastic. I wish the east to Bill go smoother like that. Great.

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