Open Letter to President Trump re COVID-19

March 17, 2020

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Today, the presidents of all four caucuses of state legislators of color worked with the chairs of the four Congressional caucuses of color, for the first time, to beseech the President of the United States to heed the advice of CDC Director Robert Redfield and stop using geographic or ethnic terms when designating or referring to COVID-19. They took this unprecedented step on behalf of their memberships, constituents and the more than 125 million people of Asian Pacific American, African American, Hispanic American and Native American heritage residing in the United States, who are as impacted as everyone by this pandemic.

Click here to read the letter from the presidents of the state caucuses of color.