NCAPA Statement on the Fresno Mass Shooting

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November 25, 2019  

 

National Council of Asian Pacific Americans Statement on Fresno Mass Shooting

 

Washington, DC—National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA), issued the following statement on the mass shooting in Fresno, CA. The suspects are still at large and their motives are unclear.

 

“We urge decisionmakers, law enforcement and the public, to resist jumping to conclusions, or making broad assumptions about the Hmong community without the benefit of all of the facts in light of this terrible tragedy.

The Hmong community and the broader Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community are integral parts of America's diversity. We are Americans, not foreigners, and our experience with gun violence is not unique because of our immigrant roots. Our focus should be on how to support each other during this difficult time.

Hmong National Development (HND)’s CEO & President, Bao Vang stated, “HND extends its deepest condolences to the families and friends of all the victims of the mass shooting in Fresno, CA this past Sunday. In this time of mourning, HND strongly supports work of local leaders to unite and heal our community.”

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Based in Washington, D.C., the National Council of Asian Pacific Americans is a coalition of 35 national Asian Pacific American organizations that serves to represent the interests of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities and to provide a national voice for our communities’ concerns. Our communities are the fastest growing racial/ethnic group in the United States, currently making up approximately six percent of the population.

 


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