California city council decides it won't declare heritage months because they 'exclude people'

The declarations of commemorative months, including AANHPI Month, Black History Month, Women's History Month and Pride Month, will now be determine...

January 13, 2023
7:02 AM

The declarations of commemorative months, including AANHPI Month, Black History Month, Women's History Month and Pride Month, will now be determined by Temecula's diversity commission Temecula City Council in California has decided not to declare federally recognized heritage months, including Asian American and Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Month. In the city council's meeting on Tuesday, Councilmembers Jessica Alexander, James Stewart and Brenden Kalfus voted against declaring citywide proclamations that celebrate cultural diversity, arguing that the 'inclusionary' decrees actually 'exclude people,' reported The Press-Enterprise.