FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 22, 2014
60 Years of Chinese discrimination one step closer to a U.S. Apology Resolution of Support for Congressional Apology Passes State Republican Executive Committee
Austin, TX, April 22, 2014– The Republican Party of Texas’ State Republican Executive Committee passed a Resolution of Support for Congressional Apology during its quarterly meeting in Austin, Texas. This apology is meant to bring closure to the 60 years of discrimination that the Chinese in the United States suffered through.
“Congress has an obligation to represent the United States of America in its reaction to what we all conclude was legalized governmental mistreatment of minorities. An apology will bring closure to this chapter in our history and show the world that we are prepared to take responsibility and be leaders in this diverse world.” Martha Wong, President of Texas Asian Republican Assembly
This resolution will go on to be presented to the delegates at the Republican Party of Texas State Convention in June. If voted favorably, it becomes an official message to the United State Congress that the Republicans in Texas desire this apology.
This will be a huge accomplishment for the, less than a year old, Texas Asian Republican Assembly that began this campaign last fall with a well-attended reception honoring Martin B. Gold, author of the book Forbidden Citizens: Chinese Exclusion and the U.S. Congress.
“Steps like this one demonstrate our commitment to acts of morally righteous compassion, grounded in core, foundational beliefs in freedom, liberty, and free enterprise that brought immigrants here to America in the first place.” Martin B. Gold
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