CKA Submits Written Statement for Congressional Hearing on “Discrimination and Violence Against Asian Americans”
On March 18, 2021, the United States House of Representatives Committee On The Judiciary, Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties held a hearing entitled “Discrimination And Violence Against Asian Americans.” The hearing featured notable speakers, including Senator Tammy Duckworth, Rep. Judy Chu, Rep. Grace Meng, Rep. Young Kim, Rep. Doris Matsui, and Daniel Dae Kim. Please view the full hearing below:
The Council of Korean Americans (CKA) submitted a written statement to the hearing committee to shed light on this crucial issue. We call on federal, state, and local governments to work in partnership with impacted communities to provide support. We encourage the nation to reject the politics of fear and recognize that together we must be part of a movement that rejects xenophobia, racism, and dehumanization. Together, we can empower our communities to respond to acts of hate and violence, whether they are physical or verbal, targeted at ourselves or others.
CKA’s full written statement can be accessed below.