UCA Invited by Rep. Meng to Present House Resolution 165 at
Unveiling Ceremony for Post Stamps Commemorating
The 150th Anniversary of The Transcontinental Railroad’s Completion
Today, U.S. Rep. Grace Meng, joined by officials from the U.S. Postal Service and the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA), held an unveiling ceremony at MOCA, Chinatown, New York City, for new postage stamps commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad, and for the contributions that Chinese laborers made in building it. A set of three Transcontinental Railroad Forever Stamps were unveiled during the ceremony.
Between 1865 and 1869, approximately 12,000 Chinese laborers worked under extremely dangerous conditions to help construct the railroad. The Transcontinental Railroad has long been considered one of the most remarkable engineering feats of the 19th century.
Recognizing the work and contribution by United Chinese Americans (UCA) in campaigning for the Congressional resolutions for the anniversary, Congresswoman Meng, who has been a driving force over the years for USPS to issue such stamps, invited Haipei Shue, president of UCA, to the event to read out the commemorative House Resolution 165 (https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-resolution/165) that she introduced recently in US Congress.