This week, the devastating shooting of the victims in Atlanta, Georgia reached across the nation with a call to recognize and fight back against the rising hatred and violence against Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPI), immigrants, and international citizens. The pandemic has amplified racist rhetoric and harmed thousands of community members in the past year. We can no longer stand by and witness violence rooted in racism and misogyny. Standing in solidarity means speaking out against hate, and taking tangible action to support and protect our neighbors.
State Representative Tou Xiong gave a powerful speech yesterday to address the struggles of the AAPI community in response to the events in Georgia. You can tune in to watch his speech here.
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It’s an honor to serve our community at the State Capitol. The legislative session began January 5th. I’d like your feedback on the issues that we are discussing this year.
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