USPAACC Statement on United States Senate Passage of COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act

Since 1984, USPAACC has been advocating for equal opportunity and fair treatment for Pan Asian American businesses in words and deeds. We welcome the passage with broad bipartisan support of the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act by the Senate and joins Senator Mazie K. Hirono from Hawaii, Representative Grace Meng (D-NY) and Representative Young Kim (R-CA) in calling for swift consideration of the bill by the House of Representatives so President Joe Biden can sign the bill into law and the Department of Justice can expedite its review of hate crimes.

The resounding 94-1 vote in the Senate in favor of the bill aimed at combating the rise in anti-Asian hate crimes, reflects a clear national consensus in support for the need to equip law enforcement and communities to better deal with hate crimes against Asian American and Pacific Islanders.

Most significant, it demonstrates that notwithstanding the current political divisions in the country, Americans are coming together and sending a clear message that they would not tolerate anti-Asian bigotry and would punish to the fullest extent of the law those who perpetrate it, that hate crimes and violence against Asian Americans is directed against all Americans.

Back to News Listing

Other News

USPAACC announces the Synergy Awards to recognize outstanding successful partnerships between corporate & government organizations and minority- and diverse-owned businesses

The US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation (USPAACC) has announced today it will recognize five outstanding partnerships between corporate/government entities and Asian and other minority- and diverse-owned businesses at the USPAACC CelebrASIAN Business Development Conference this year.

USPAACC National President & CEO to Moderate Two Sessions at Connectivity Sector’s Largest Conference and Trade Show in North America

Over 3,000 global thought leaders, executives, and practitioners from various enterprises in the networking, services, and supplier ecosystem have begun to gather in Orlando, Florida to participate in Connect (X), the largest conference and trade show for the connectivity sector in North America.

USPAACC and Google to provide Free Marketing Analytics training to help Small Businesses scale up

Live Free Training Workshop for the small business owners to increase sales and customer base