COVID-19Press Release

Asian Americans Flex, Masks are Pulled

By August 11, 2020 April 10th, 2021 No Comments
August 10, 2020
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Contact: Sookyung Oh, soh@nakasecactionfund.org
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Annandale, VA – Bowing from public pressure from Asian Americans in Virginia, Del. Nick Freitas has quietly pulled offensive face masks that identify COVID-19 with China from his election website. When given the opportunity to respond last week to a public calling out from Asian Americans in his district and across Virginia, his campaign manager pounced on us. Let this be a message to all candidates – present and future – that Asian Americans will not be quiet about xenophobia and racism. We want candidates who treat all their constituents with respect and will work for a Virginia that works for all of us. We want healthcare for all, a path to citizenship, and protections for people to stay in their homes.
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Original story covered in: Virginia Public Media, the Washington PostNewsweek, and Fox News