大俠行天下日記 我見我聞我思 04/03
我見 我思 我聞
The Time To Act Is Now
On Friday April 2nd, Congressman Al Green came to Houston’s Chinatown and hosted a news conference with local and state elected officials as well as community leaders to condemn anti-Asian violence and discrimination. This press event was hosted in front of a local Asian SPA in expression of solidarity for Asian business owners in the Asian community at-large who have been negatively impacted by the increase in anti-Asian sentiment.
I participated in the press conference and I told Congressman Green that it was just about one year ago when he came to Chinatown and since then we have had more than one-half million people who have lost their lives and a lot of our local businesses have suffered heavily. Today this hate sentiment really gives us even more pain. I told my community brothers and sisters that we have one proposal and two demands: we need to be united to get more people involved in our community and let them have more resources and information. We demand that our federal and local law enforcement agencies give us more protection and the federal government’s relief fund needs to benefit all our locally owned small businesses.
America is our home, our hope and our future.