Category Archives: Racism

Testimony for SB 5044

Power was out at my house. Knowing that SB 5044 could negatively impact Asian Americans in this state, I sat in my car, accessed the SB 5044 public hearing via my cell phone and waited for almost an hour for my chance to testify. Why? Because I wanted to testify in person so that my… Read More »

What History Has Taught Us?

Background: We have been sending a daily reminder to the Legislature (Senator Kuderer, Senator Majority Leader, Andy Billig included) since January 24th. This is our day 12 reminder. On 1/17, Senator Kuderer used words “Chinese Fire Drill” at a committee meeting, and people at the meeting laughed after her remark.  We are offended. Why have… Read More »

Joint Complaint Filed Against Senator Patty Kuderer Over Usage of Racist Words

On January 20th, 2020, WA Asians For Equality and American Coalition For Equality filed joint complaint against Senator Patty Kuderer. During the January 17th Senate Housing Stability & Affordability Committee meeting, Senator Kuderer used known racist words “Chinese Fire Drill”. Senator Kuderer has the reputation of treating Chinese Americans in her district without respect. In… Read More »