AAPI Victory Alliance Applauds Crimes Act

AAPI Victory Alliance Applauds Crimes Act

Neela Pandya

WASHINGTON: AAPI Victory Alliance, Executive Director Varun Nikore welcomed the Senate voting 92-6 to advance the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act:

In a statement be said “In light of the surge in anti-Asian hate in this country, the COVID-19 Hate Crime Act gives the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community a light at the end of the tunnel.

This legislation represents a step in the right direction as we work to restore trust and end Asian crimes. We are grateful to Sen. Hirono and Rep. Meng for introducing this bill and applaud the Senate for proceeding with this important legislation promptly and with bi-partisan support.

We are at an inflection point in this country. We must advocate for each other and make our society a more equitable, prosperous place. Ending Asian hate should never be a partisan issue. Advancing this bill is just the first step in a long process for AAPI’s and other communities of color to have the equity and opportunities we deserve.

The AAPI Victory Alliance is the policy-arm of the AAPI Victory Fund and works with legislators at the federal and state level to move and implement policies that benefit AAPI communities from a diverse lens, harness last year’s record voter engagement, build grassroots support of candidates who prioritize the AAPI community, and work on policy proposals to improve hate crime reporting and response.

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