Text of H.Res. 908: Condemning all forms of anti-Asian sentiment as related to COVID-19. (Preprint (Rule) version) – GovTrack.us

Whereas 23,000,000 Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders account for 7 percent of the Nation’s population in the United States;

Whereas over 2,000,000 Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are working on the frontlines of this COVID–19 pandemic in health care, law enforcement, first responders, transportation, supermarkets, and other service industries;

Whereas the use of anti-Asian terminology and rhetoric related to COVID-19, such as the Chinese VirusWuhan Virus, and Kung-flu have perpetuated anti-Asian stigma;

Whereas since January 2020, there has been a dramatic increase in reports of hate crimes and incidents against those of Asian descent;

Whereas according to a recent study, there were over 400 cases related to COVID-19 anti-Asian discrimination between February 9, 2020, and March 7, 2020;

Source: Text of H.Res. 908: Condemning all forms of anti-Asian sentiment as related to COVID-19. (Preprint (Rule) version) – GovTrack.us