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Petition to President Donald J. Trump

President Trump, your "kung-flu" joke was offensive, pathetic -- and racist.

President Trump, your “kung-flu” joke was offensive, pathetic -- and racist. At his campaign rally in Tulsa on Saturday, June 20, President Trump referred to COVID-19 as the “kung flu,” an apparent effort to distract from the deadliness of the coronavirus.  At the same time, President Trump’s crude attempt at humor in Tulsa has the effect of scapegoating Chinese and other Asians, and Americans of Asian Pacific descent, for a pandemic in which the United States leads the world in the number of confirmed cases due to his misrule and lack of leadership. Since the beginning of the “kung flu,” “Wuhan virus,” and “China virus” references by President Trump and Secretary of State Pompeo, reported virus-related hate attacks, ethnic slurs, and harassment incidents against Asian Pacific Americans have been on the rise.  Blaming innocent people for COVID-19 on the basis of race or ethnic identity is racist, and encouraging racist jokes at the expense of Asian Pacific Americans is disgraceful and dangerous.    President Trump, stop making Asian Pacific Americans the targets of racist jokes.  And have the decency to apologize for using racist language to divide the American people. Michael Woo, Former Los Angeles City Councilman Judy Chu, Member of Congress Betty Yee, California State Controller David Chiu, California Assemblymember (Chair of CA API Legislative Caucus) David Ryu, Los Angeles City Councilmember (President, League of California Cities API Caucus) Peter Chan, Mayor Pro Tem, City of Monterey Park [President, Chinese Elected Officials (CEO)] Mike Fong, Board Member, Los Angeles Community College District Thomas Wong, Board President, San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District Nicole Wong, Former U.S. Deputy Chief Information Officer, 2013-14 Albert C. Lum, Founding President, Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association Mike Eng, Former California Assemblymember Barbara Takei, Chief Financial Officer, Tule Lake Committee Kenyon Chan, Chancellor Emeritus, University of Washington, Bothell Stewart Kwoh, Founder, Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles Dale Minami, Chair, CAPA21 Munson Kwok, Past National President, Chinese American Citizens Alliance Charlie Woo, Chair, Center for Asian Americans United for Self Empowerment (CAUSE) Annie Lam, Executive Director, League of California Cities API Caucus LInda Akutagawa, President and CEO, Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics (LEAP)

Michael Woo
26,158 supporters
Started 2 hours ago

Petition to South Carolina State Senate

Politicians Need to Respect the Rights of Citizens of Their States

All South Carolina Citizens need to be assured that their concerns and voices are heard. And that Politicians should remember they are leaders who serve at the will of the people. On January 14, 2020, at the South Carolina Senate, Medical Affairs sub-commitee meeting about S1- S.C. Fetal Heartbeat and Protection from Abortion Act. South Carolina citizens, Pastors, and Christians, were insulted and disrespected by S.C. State Senator Marlon Kimpson (D) representing Charleston and Dorchester counties. Senator Marlon Kimpson (D) made this statement to S.C. citizens: “Help us with useful information. The political speeches and pastors preaching a sermon — I’ve got a pastor,”said state Sen. Marlon Kimpson, D-Charleston. “Quite frankly, I’m more interested today in hearing from the doctors and people with medical expertise.” S.C. citizens, Pastors, and Christians have a right to be heard and respected by our State Senators. S.C. State Senator Marlon Kimpson (D) statement was condescending, and down right disrespectful. Every citizen has a right to express their opinion about any issue that is of concern to them. Here in South Carolina we are a government of the people and for the people. We are asking S.C. State Senator Marlon Kimpson (D) representing Charleston and Dorchester Counties, for a public apology to every S.C. citizen, Pastor, and Christian in our state, for your comments and your disregard for the citizens of the great state of South Carolina.   

Tony Foster
23 supporters