Advancing Justice | AAJC Submits Statement to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Briefing on the Federal Response to Anti-Asian Racism in the U.S.

March 24, 2023

Statement from President and Executive Director, John C. Yang, on action needed to address anti-Asian hate and violence

Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC submits this statement to the United States Commission on Civil Rights for its briefing entitled “The Federal Response to Anti-Asian Racism in the United States” on March 24, 2023. Three years into the COVID-19 pandemic, Asian Americans are still impacted by anti-Asian hate and violence. The statement highlights addressing this violence and this pervasive climate of fear requires a multi-faceted approach. In order to protect Asian American communities, their needs and concerns must be included in all aspects of policymaking at all levels of government.