由華裔國會議員孟昭文代表提出之H.R.3525案，旨在提案成立亞太裔美國歷史和文化國家博物館。 此提案已經初步完成成立專案小組研究其可行性， 本月中旬在由八人組成之成員中，全美亞裔總會總裁董繼玲受命出任委員，參與今後之籌館工作。
董會長是接受參議院少數黨領袖麥康諾任命出任此要職，也彰顯她多年來對亞太裔及美國社會之貢獻。 她所主持之工作在於促進少數族裔小企業之發展，在全美一百二十多個亞裔商會建立聯盟和政府及大企業合作共同促進全國經濟發展。二十多年來， 由她主導的國際領袖基金會更培訓無數青年領袖參與主流政商活動， 此次出任籌備會委員， 誠屬實至名歸， 我們在此表示熱烈祝賀。
今天我們正在接受社會及政客們對華亞裔之嚴峻挑戰， 自新冠病情以來， 由於政客之私利，華裔成為犧牲品。 近年來在各地掀起之反華亞裔仇視及禁止中國人購買土地法案， 簡直是項違反憲法及反華之行徑。 因此， 我們也在德克薩斯州聯合非裔 、拉丁裔、 亞裔， 成立了多元文化族裔大聯盟 ，奮力保障我們的权益。
我們欣見國會同意成立亞裔美國人和太平洋島民歷史國家博物館， 我們期盼所有籌備委員能夠到全國五十州實地走訪 ，把我們在地方上所做之貢獻載入史冊， 移民以血淚打造之社區繁榮和貢獻得到認證和表彰， 因為我們都共同熱愛這塊土地。
We Congratulate The Formation Of The National Museum Of APA History And Culture
U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell has appointed Chiling Tong/President/CEO at National Asian/Pacific Islander American Chamber of Commerce and Entrepreneurship (ACE) as a member of the commission to study the potential creation of the National Museum Of Asian Pacific American History And Culture.
The commission was originally introduced as a bill by U.S. Representative Grace Meng and signed into law in June of 2022. The commission is responsible for submitting a report with recommendation to the President and Congress on the creation of the Museum.
Our leader Chiling Tong was appointed to this important position by U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell which also demonstrated her leadership and contribution to the AAPI community over the years.
As Chief Executive Officer and President of AAPI Chamber of Commerce and Entrepreneurship representing the interests of 2.65 million Asian American Islanders, she is connected to more than 120 chambers across the country to advocate for AAPI business.
Tong also is the founding president of International Leadership Foundation, a nonprofit organization that has promoted leadership among young college students since 2000.
Today we have to admit that our community is facing severe challenges. Since the coronavirus days, our Chinese Asian community has become a victim of hatred even to the point where some states are now even prohibiting Chinese citizens from buying land. Recently in Texas, we formed the Texas Multicultural Advocacy Coalition which includes the Latino, African American and Asian communities to strive to protect our rights.
We are pleased to see that the U.S. Congress has agreed to establish the museum and record the true history. The prosperity and contributions created by newcomers and immigrants with blood and tears continues. We all love this land.