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posted : Nov 18, 2016

Presidential Transition; Very angry reaction to nominations and appointments by the leadership of asian american groups and political PAC's in Georgia.

If his nomination proceeds, we vow to do our utmost to defend the legal rights of our most vulnerable community members and to challenge any efforts to use the nation's highest legal position to disenfranchise our community.

By; The news Staff of Georgia Weekly Post.

 

Ms. Stephanie Cho, Executive Director. Asian Americans Advancing Justice in Georgia.

  Reacting  with condemnations to the  appointment of Trump's Campaign CEO Stephen Bannon and the nomination of Alabama's U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions to join the New Trump's administration. According to sources, the reaction  was very swift and angry by the leadership of asian american groups and political PAC's in Georgia. 

 

Several new names  were made public by the presidential Transition team including the Attorney General. 

A spokeswoman for Asian Americans Advancing Justice released statements to Georgia Weekly Post.

 

"As a national affiliation of civil rights organizations, Asian Americans Advancing Justice condemns the President-elect's choice of Senator Jeff Sessions as United States Attorney General. Sessions has opposed civil rights and been a proponent of anti-immigrant policies at every turn. Sessions' record indicates that he could use the nation's top legal position to fully disenfranchise and deny the rights of people of color, immigrants and Muslim communities." she said.

" We demand that the President-elect immediately withdraw the nomination of Sen. Sessions for U.S. Attorney General. We will work hard to oppose his confirmation by the Senate. If his nomination proceeds, we vow to do our utmost to defend the legal rights of our most vulnerable community members and to challenge any efforts to use the nation's highest legal position to disenfranchise our community." she added.

 

Preserving the strongest angry words to Stephen Bannon, A spokesman told the Georgia Weekly Post "As a national civil rights organization, Asian Americans Advancing Justice condemns the President-elect’s choice of Steve Bannon as his chief strategist. His potential appointment gives tacit approval to Bannon’s known agenda against racial minorities, women, immigrants, Muslims, and the LGBT communities. "


' In the days following the 2016 presidential election, our nation has witnessed an upward spike in hateful harassment, vandalism, and attacks against people and communities singled out by Bannon and Breitbart News, which he leads. In addition to many well-publicized attacks against Latinos, Muslims, women, and LGBT individuals, Asian Americans have been harassed and told to “go back” or “get out.” There have also been reports of physical attacks on individuals and  organizations and churches serving Asian Americans, including threats or vandalism. Only one week from the election, more than 400 reported hate attacks have occurred, with many other incidents likely unreported" alleged  by Asian American Advancing Justice..
 
"There is no place in the White House for anyone, let alone a senior advisor, who espouses xenophobic, racist, sexist, homophobic, and anti-Muslim sentiments. Since the election, the President-elect has stated the intention to strike a tone of unity, but a nation divided cannot unite when the President's chief advisor holds blatant and well-documented hostility towards so many Americans.' she added.    
 
" We demand that the President-elect immediately rescind the offer to Steve Bannon and we vow to stand up against attacks on all communities.  Asian Americans Advancing Justice refuses to accept the normalization of hate from the highest reaches of our nation’s leadership." she said.

 

  It is publicly known, in  the state of Georgia,  the great majority of asian American registered voter tend to vote for Democrats, according to sources.. 

 

 

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