Washington, D.C. March 17, 2021
United Chinese Americans (UCA) is outraged by the ruthless and senseless killing of eight people - including six women of Asian descent - in Georgia this past Tuesday.
UCA strongly condemns the brazen shootings which, regardless of the motives, have targeted the Asian American women and terrorized Asian American communities across the country. At a time where countless Asian Americans and Asian-owned businesses have been subject to xenophobic discrimination and hate crimes, this heinous act reflects the rising public crisis and is an act of terrorism against all Asian Americans.
UCA demands that the Federal Government, local law enforcement agencies and community leaders must immediately take action to address the surge in anti-Asian crimes and to ensure the safety of Asian Americans and businesses. These actions can include increased community policing and outreach, establishing anti-hate crime units, and expedited investigations and prosecution of racially motivated assaults. We further call on all Asian American community groups to work together to combat anti-Asian crimes. Finally, we demand that federal and local law enforcement authorities take immediate action to charge and prosecute the perpetrator(s) of the killings in Georgia to the full extent of the law.
What happened in Atlanta has once again highlighted the plight of Asian Americans resulting from anti-Asian discrimination and violence. This must stop. We demand and deserve a better America - an America that is safe for all of its citizens.
Amazon Neighborhood Small Business Relief Fund
Businesses in Bellevue, Wash. and the South Lake Union and Regrade neighborhoods of Seattle — particularly those that rely on foot traffic — can apply online for a grant from Amazon’s $5 million fund. Amazon will determine on a case-by-case basis the amount of the grant your business qualifies for. Only businesses with 50 employees or less, or that take in less than $7 million in annual revenue, qualify.
Thank you for your interest in the Neighborhood Small Business Relief Fund. Our goal with this fund is to help ensure small businesses are able to maintain their livelihood and keep our community vibrant. For more information, visitNeighborhood Small Business Relief Fund.
This fund is intended to help support neighborhood small businesses in Seattle (South Lake Union and Regrade neighborhoods) and Bellevue. Please enter the zip code for your business located in one of these areas. If you operate a mobile business, enter the address associated with where you operate within these neighborhoods. Download the South Lake Union/Regrade map or the the Bellevue map to view the areas within several blocks of Amazon offices that are eligible for a grant. We will also accept applications from businesses on the edge of these neighborhoods.
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