COUNCILMEMBER GYM’S STATEMENT ON MASS SHOOTING OF ASIAN WOMEN THAT ESCALATED A RISE OF ANTI-ASIAN VIOLENCE

In Council News, Helen Gym, News by PHL Council

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PHILADELPHIA—Today, City Councilmember Helen Gym (At-Large), issued the following statement condemning the rising tide of anti-Asian violence, and demanding justice for those murdered in yesterday’s mass shooting:

“This mass shooting targeting Asian women is the latest escalation in the nation’s history of systemic racism and violence against Asian immigrants, fostered by a culture of white supremacy and misogyny that has long devalued the lives of immigrants, Black women and women of color. I grieve for the victims, for their families, and for countless others who have suffered discrimination and brutality. I stand united with the Asian American Pacific Islander community as we demand justice for the victims, assistance for their families, remembrance for those lost to us long ago, and systemic change to protect women and immigrants for generations to come.”

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