Should the House of Representatives condemn violence against the AAPI community?

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Bill Summary

This bill condemns the shootings in Georgia, on March 16, 2021, that resulted in the deaths of eight and injured one. H.Res 275 reaffirms the House of Representatives' commitment to ending bigotry and racial violence directed towards the Asian-American and Pacific Islander community. Sponsor: Rep. Judy Chu (Democrat, California, District 27) View full bill text ➔

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Proponents say

• "The horrific murders in Georgia this month, which claimed eight lives, six of whom were Asian women, shocked our nation. This was a hate crime, plain and simple. The murderer sought out and targeted Asian-owned businesses and specifically, Asian women who are some of our most vulnerable. This mass shooting brought attention to the plague of anti-Asian violence. But this violence has long predated the murders in Georgia. Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, Asian Americans have reported over 3,800 hate crimes and incidents inspired by misinformation and xenophobic slurs like ‘Chinese virus’ and ‘Kung flu’." Source: Rep. Judy Chu(Democrat, California, District 27)

• "Despite these increasing acts of intolerance, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have made our Nation more secure during the COVID-19 pandemic and throughout our history. An estimated 2 million Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have served on the front lines of this crisis as healthcare providers, as first responders, and in other essential roles. The Federal Government should combat racism, xenophobia, and intolerance against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders." Source: President Joseph Biden(President)

• "We must stand against AAPI hate and violence, full stop. I join my colleagues in the Senate and the House in mourning the lives lost in the recent horrific shooting in Atlanta, and condemning the irresponsible and cruel anti-Asian sentiments related to the COVID-19 pandemic that has caused a spike in anti-Asian violence. Let me be clear: hate, including hate that hurts and kills members of the Asian-American community, has no place in Georgia—or anywhere in our country." Source: Sen. Raphael Warnock (Democrat, Georgia)