Washington DC: President Joe Biden on Thursday hosted the United We Stand Summit at the White House to counter the destructive effects of hate-fueled violence on democracy. The summit was attended by Vice President Kamala Harris and bipartisan local community leaders, the White House said.
John C. Yang, president and executive director of Asian Americans Advancing Justice – AAJC, issued a statement saying, “We commend President Biden for his commitment to bringing the nation together to have long overdue discussions about addressing hate-fueled violence that has impacted too many communities in America.
The “United We Stand” Summit bought together leaders across industries for discussions around addressing hate, violence, and division and fostering unity in the United States.
“The attacks against Asian Americans, which spiked during the Covid-19 pandemic, continue to harm our communities at an alarming rate. We hope discussions from the Summit will not only address immediate needs in hate crime and hate incident reporting and response, but also center on long-term solutions that include greater investment from the federal government in communities harmed by hate,” he said.