Statement Supporting the Creation of a Commission on the Status of African Americans

On July 9, 2020 the Asian American Commission released this statement in support of the establishment of a Commission for the African American community.

The establishment of a new commission to examine systemic racism and promote the interests of the Black and African American community would help uplift racial justice across Massachusetts and benefit us all.

We advise the Massachusetts State Legislature and Office of the Massachusetts Governor to advance and support the creation of this commission. The AAC lends our full support in solidarity with the Black community to ensure that structural reforms take place within the halls of state government.
We look forward to working with this new commission to advance racial equity across the Commonwealth.

Commission vote on July 8, 2020 to adopt the statement:

Vira Douangmany Cage
Bora Chiemruom
Vanna Howard
Sam Hyun
Danielle Kim
Nate Bae Kupel
Mabel Lam
Philjay Solar

Gilbert Ho
Betty King

Pralhad KC

Commissioners absent from discussion:
Meenakshi Bharath
Mary Chin
Mary K.Y. Lee
Wingkay Leung
Nina Liang
Dimple Rana
Haniya Syeda
Ying Wang