New York, NY (April 14, 2021) – As the U.S. Senate begins consideration of the COVID Hate Crimes Act this week, Committee of 100 is announcing its support of the legislation and the related NO HATE Act. Committee of 100’s endorsement recognizes the horrific recent increase in violent attacks against the Chinese American and AAPI community, but also the opportunity for a broad coalition to move forward on long-overdue policy solutions to curb the discrimination millions of Americans face every day.
In collaboration with leading organizations in the AAPI, African American, Latino, and Jewish American communities, Committee of 100 offers support for these two pieces of legislation. For more than 30 years, Committee of 100 has promoted the full inclusion of Chinese Americans in all aspects of American life. The COVID Hate Crimes Act and the NO HATE Act will give law enforcement agencies better tools to monitor, prevent, and respond to hate crimes and improve resources available for victims.
The following statement was issued by Zheng Yu Huang, President of Committee of 100:
“Committee of 100 has called on lawmakers and law enforcement to combat the rise in violence, hate, and racism against Chinese Americans and the Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) community. Now is the time for action. Committee of 100 is proud to support the COVID Hate Crimes Act and the NO HATE Act, both of which give law enforcement agencies better tools to monitor, prevent, and respond to hate crimes. We urge lawmakers to quickly enact these legislations to combat the hate, violence and negative stereotypes facing the AAPI community.”