S.Res.580 - A resolution condemning all forms of anti-Asian sentiment as related to COVID-19.116th Congress (2019-2020)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Harris, Kamala D. [D-CA] (Introduced 05/14/2020)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 05/14/2020 Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (text: CR S2457) (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.Res.580 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (05/14/2020)
This resolution calls on all public officials to condemn and denounce anti-Asian sentiment, racism, discrimination, and religious intolerance related to COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019), and to call on federal law enforcement officials, working with state and local officials, to take specified steps.
It calls on federal officials to expeditiously investigate and document all credible reports of hate crimes and incidents and threats against the Asian-American and Pacific Islander community, and investigate and prosecute perpetrators.
The resolution recommits the United States to serving as a world leader in building more inclusive, diverse, and tolerant societies by (1) prioritizing language access and inclusivity in communication practices, and (2) combating misinformation and discrimination that put Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders at risk.