November 1, 2018 IN: Press Room
SEARAC Stands with Communities Impacted by Hate
Voting and civic engagement matter now more than ever in the fight for freedom, equity, and justice
Washington, DC—SEARAC stands with communities harmed by despicable crimes of hate this past week that have led to the killing of two African American seniors in Louisville, KY, and the 11 Jewish victims gunned down while peacefully attending Shabbat services in Pittsburgh, PA. Amidst all of this, the Trump Administration has continued to push policies that aim to exclude, demonize, and alienate people of color, immigrants, refugees, and asylees. From sending troops at the border to “defend” against migrants exercising their legal right to seek asylum, to undermining our constitution by threatening an end to birthright citizenship, to slashing refugee admissions for communities fleeing violence, and to the ongoing deportations in the Southeast Asian American community—there has never been so much at stake for our country.
“Now is the time, not only to exercise our right to vote, but to hold our elected leaders accountable, and to demand true change,” said Quyen Dinh, executive director of SEARAC. “And while it is difficult to not lose hope during such dark times, we must remember that love and justice are far more powerful than any politician fueled by hate and divisiveness. As we approach Election Day, I am more fired up than ever to fight for the America that I believe in; an America of equity and justice—the country that my parents risked their lives to resettle in so that I could be free.”
Tuesday, November 6 is the 2018 elections!
Know if you are registered?
Know where your polling location is?
Have the necessary information to make an informed vote?
Have language access needs?
Check out the website of Asian Pacific Islander American (APIA) Vote for resources and information on all of the above and more.
Elaine Sanchez Wilson