Special Interview with the League of CA Cities API Caucus Inaugural Civil Rights Champion, Congresswoman Judy Chu
As we commemorate the 38th anniversary of Vincent Chin’s death, we reflect upon the hate violence that continues to perpetuate in our society today, particularly across communities of color.
In the wake of the pandemic, Asian Americans are experiencing an alarming increase in hate crimes, racism, and xenophobia. We have seen the continued oppression against Black people through the senseless killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Aubrey, Rayshard Brooks, and countless others. The API Caucus demands justice for those who have suffered at the hands of institutional racism. We must stand united against all forms of racism.
The API Caucus is proud to honor Congresswoman Judy Chu with our inaugural Civil Rights Champion award. Her tireless commitment to social justice spans over 30 years of service and has paved the way for many Asian Americans to enter the political arena. Congresswoman Chu has championed legislation to protect the rights and welfare of marginalized communities and we are grateful for her leadership.
In a special interview with Caucus President David Ryu, Congresswoman Judy Chu talks about how she is addressing hate violence, how she got activated in public service and her advice to those who are interested in creating change.