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H Res 908 - Condemning All Forms of Anti-Asian Sentiment as Related to COVID-19 - National Key Vote

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Title: Condemning All Forms of Anti-Asian Sentiment as Related to COVID-19

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a House resolution that expresses the intent of the House of Representatives is to condemn all forms of anti-Asian sentiment as related to the COVID-19 coronavirus.

Highlights:

 

  • Expresses that the House of Representatives:

    • Calls on all public officials to condemn and denounce anti-Asian sentiment in any form;

    • Recognizes that the health and safety of all Americans, no matter their background, must be of utmost priority;

    • Condemns all expressions of racism, xenophobia, discrimination, anti-Asian sentiment, scapegoating, and ethnic or religious intolerance; 

    • Calls on federal law enforcement officials, working with state and local officials:

      • To expeditiously investigate and document all credible reports of hate crimes, incidents, and threats against the Asian-American community;

      • To collect data to document the rise of hate crimes due to COVID-19; and

      • To hold the perpetrators of those crimes, incidents, or threats accountable and to bring such perpetrators to justice; and

    • Recommits United States leadership in building more inclusive, diverse, and tolerant societies:

      • To prioritize language access and inclusivity in communication practices; and

      • To combat misinformation and discrimination that put Asians-Americans at risk.

Title: Condemning All Forms of Anti-Asian Sentiment as Related to COVID-19

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