AAPI Against Gun Violence Coalition to Host Press Conference to Discuss Gun Violence Prevention and the AAPI Community
WASHINGTON — On Wednesday, January 25 at 2 PM ET, the AAPI Against Gun Violence Coalition will host a virtual press conference to discuss gun violence prevention. The AAPI community is once again mourning in the aftermath of the horrific mass shooting that devastated Lunar New Year celebrations in Monterey Park, California, where Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders make up more than 65% of the population. On the eve of what should have been a joyous celebration for the AAPI community, this senseless tragedy – committed with an assault pistol and high capacity magazines– stole the lives of 11 individuals and injured many others. Just two days later, the mass shooting involving Asians in Half Moon Bay took another seven lives.
Steering Committee of AAPI Against Gun Violence:
Gloria Pan, Senior Vice President, Member Engagement, Campaign Innovations, Gun Control, MomsRising
Andy Wong, Director of Advocacy, Chinese for Affirmative Action
Refujio “Cuco” Rodriguez-Rodriguez, Chief Equity and Program Officer, Hope and Heal Fund: The Fund to Stop Gun Violence in California
Varun Nikore, Executive Director, AAPI Victory Alliance
CA Attorney General's office
Po Murray, Chairwoman, Newtown Action Alliance
WHAT: AAPI Against Gun Violence Coalition will host a virtual press conference to discuss gun violence prevention in the AAPI community.
WHEN: Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at 2:00 PM ET / 11:00 AM PT
WHERE: RSVP HERE to receive the Zoom link and further details
For questions and inquiries regarding the event, please contact Britton Lee (email@example.com).
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AAPI Victory Alliance works to build Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) political power across the country by providing education on progressive issues; creating and advocating for policies that affect our communities; and building alliances with organizations to help AAPIs exert their power and be the margin of victory at the local, state, and national levels.