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Chairman Nadler & Subcommittee Chairman Cohen Release Statement on Georgia Shooting

Washington, D.C. - Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Subcommittee Chairman on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties Steve Cohen (D-TN) released the following joint statement on the shooting of eight people in Georgia yesterday:

“The horrific violence overnight in Georgia is another reminder of why we need urgently to address the fear gripping the Asian American community, in part stemming from racist incidents related to the coronavirus pandemic. The House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties will hold a hearing tomorrow on ‘Discrimination and Violence Against Asian Americans’ at which these issues will be explored. Our thoughts are with the victims in Georgia as we seek a better understanding of our times.”

Tomorrow, March 18th at 10:00 a.m., the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties will hold a hearing on the discrimination and violence Asian Americans have faced both historically and since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hearing witnesses will include: Representative Doris Matsui, Representative Judy Chu, Senator Tammy Duckworth, Representative Grace Meng, as well as actor and producer, Daniel Dae Kim, among others. More details are available here and here.

The hearing will stream live here
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