The Condemning all forms of anti-Asian sentiment as related to COVID–19 House Resolution 908 was introduced by U.S. Rep. Grace Meng on March 25, 2020 and calls on all public officials to denounce anti-Asian racism related to the coronavirus. This resolution calls on all public officials to condemn and denounce anti-Asian sentiment, racism, discrimination, and religious intolerance related to COVID-19 and calls on Federal law enforcement officials to work with local and state agencies to investigate and document all credible reports of hate crimes and incidents against the Asian American community. It also calls on United States leadership to build a more inclusive and tolerant society by advocating for language access and combating misinformation and discrimination against Asian Americans. This simple resolution was agreed to on September 17, 2020.
We reject racism.
Thankful 4 my colleagues’ support.
— Grace Meng (@RepGraceMeng) September 17, 2020
Next up: the bill will move onto the Senate! pic.twitter.com/whwglibZcB
— NCAPA #AAPI2020 (@NCAPAtweets) September 17, 2020
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Our Stop AAPI Hate Reporting Center has received 2,583 self-reports of anti-Asian incidents since March. Over 40% of them — 1,116 — are from California. Incidents range from children being mocked in class for having the “corona touch” to being spit on and sprayed with Lysol in public. “A white woman in an SUV mounted the curb to try and run over one of my family members, who was just out taking a walk for exercise,” wrote one person from Thousand Oaks. “This woman saw that they were Asian, pulled over, started yelling and spitting at us, drove off, then turned around and tried to run them over with her car.” Thank you for covering this story, @sacramentobee. Link to story in bio. #StopAAPIHate #CoronavirusRacism #IAmNotAVirus #AsianAmerican #Covid19 #AAPI #RejectRacism #NoToXeophobia #NoToRacism #WashTheHate #RacismIsAVirus