FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 5, 2020
The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has raised economic and health concerns at the global level, with increasing reports of spread and deaths in the United States. Unfortunately, fear and misinformation have resulted in Asian-Americans being targets of xenophobic and discriminatory comments and actions.
KABA-DC joins our fellow Asian American and Pacific Islander organizations in denouncing such actions and statements. We also align with NAPABA’s organizational statement on this issue (https://www.napaba.org/page/20_02_coronavirus_and_discrimination).
KABA-DC is joining a coalition urging the House and Senate leadership to issue a statement dispelling misinformation and denouncing the racism and xenophobia that has resulted from COVID-19.