In response to an uptick in violence and harassment against Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) individuals, families, businesses, and communities, the Loudoun County Democratic Committee unequivocally condemns xenophobia, racism, hatred, and intolerance, standing in full support of all AAPI persons in Loudoun and across the United States.
The horrific shooting in Atlanta, Georgia on March 16 is just the latest in a nationwide rise in anti-Asian violence, harassment, and bigotry around the country. We stand in remembrance of the eight individuals murdered in Atlanta, six of whom were of Asian descent and seven of whom were women. Delaina Ashley Yaun, 33; Paul Andre Michels, 54; Xiaojie Tan, 49; Daoyou Feng, 44; Julie Park, 70’s; Hyun-jeong Park Grant, 50’s.
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LCDC is committed to ensuring that members of all marginalized communities — no matter their background, the language they speak, or their religious beliefs — are treated with dignity and equity in Loudoun. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are the cornerstones of a functioning democracy, and we remain committed to upholding that democratic spirit through every action we take.