Tonight, following news of the murders of multiple members of Georgia’s Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community, Congresswoman Nikema Williams, Chairwoman of the Democratic Party of Georgia released the following statement:
“Tonight’s attacks against members of Georgia’s Asian American community are absolutely horrifying. As details continue to emerge, this attack sadly follows the unacceptable pattern of violence against Asian Americans that has skyrocketed throughout this pandemic. Our thoughts are with the victims and their families, as well as the entire AAPI community in Georgia and across the country who have been heavily targeted with racism and hate.
“An attack on our Asian American neighbors is an attack on us all, and will not go ignored or unanswered. Georgia Democrats stand in solidarity with our AAPI community and will fight for true accountability for this violence.”