China News Service, March 10. According to the US "Overseas Chinese News" report, on March 7 (Monday), US Congressman Meng Zhaowen went to the White House to meet with President Biden and Vice President Harris to discuss the priorities of the Asian American community. , and her efforts to combat anti-Asian hatred and establish the National Asian Pacific American Museum.

Meng Zhaowen met with the president and vice president as part of a meeting with leaders of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus.

  On the afternoon of March 7 (Monday), New York Democratic Congressman Meng Zhaowen met with President Biden, Vice President Harris and senior White House advisers at the White House to discuss pressing issues affecting the Asian American community.

She serves as the first vice chairman of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) and meets with other members.

  Meng Zhaowen said, "I am delighted to meet with President Biden and Vice President Harris today to raise issues affecting the Asian Pacific American (AAPI) community across the country, which has been scapegoated by former presidents since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis. The AAPI community has been battling rising hate crimes against us. This hatred continues to increase as brutal attacks on AAPI individuals persist. However, we have in the Biden-Harris administration Excellent allies who worked with us to pass the 'Coronavirus Hate Crimes Act' and continue to dedicate key resources to our communities. I also look forward to working with the President and Vice President to build a community dedicated to AAPI history and culture The National Museum of Art and promote the teaching of AAPI history. While we still have a long way to go, meetings like today are an important step toward lasting change.”

  In May of last year, President Biden signed the "Anti-Coronavirus Hate Crimes Act" drafted and passed by Meng Zhaowen, instructing the Department of Justice to quickly review hate crimes related to the 2019 new crown pneumonia epidemic and cooperate with community organizations to combat anti-Asian hatred crimes and incidents, etc.

  In addition, Meng Zhaowen reintroduced her motion this year, calling for the formation of a committee to study the feasibility of establishing a national museum dedicated to preserving the history, culture and achievements of Asian Pacific Americans.

She also reintroduced legislation to promote the teaching of AAPI history in schools.

(Jin Yuyi)

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