FRIDAY: Rep. Katie Porter to Host Town Hall on Curbing Anti-Asian Hate
Congresswoman proudly represents Orange County, which is home to the third largest Asian American population in the U.S.
IRVINE—Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) will host a virtual town hall to hear directly from members of the community about the alarming rise in hate crimes against Asian Americans since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
DATE: FRIDAY, MARCH 26, 2021
TIME: 3:30 – 4:30 PM PT
“I’m enraged by the rise in hate crimes against Asian Americans during the pandemic, including by 1,200% in Orange County,” Congresswoman Porter said. “Asian Americans have been abused with racial slurs. They’ve had rocks thrown at their houses. And while these attacks disproportionately hurt Asian Americans, they undermine us all.”
“We are blessed in Orange County to be enriched by the third largest Asian American population in the country. Hate has absolutely no place here, and it is on all of us to denounce racism, combat disinformation, and pursue justice in solidarity with the AAPI community,” she continued.
A proud member of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, Congresswoman Porter is dedicated to promoting the well-being of the AAPI community. She has repeatedly denounced the rise in hate crimes against Asians Americans during the pandemic, including during a rally in Irvine earlier this month. She is spearheading a bipartisan bill to expand how hate crimes are reported, tracked, and prosecuted, as well as legislation that condemns hate crimes against the AAPI community and supports additional investigations.