Maryland Governor: Members of Asian American Hate Crimes Workgroup

ANNAPOLIS, MD (STL.News) Governor Larry Hogan announced the members of the new workgroup to address the rise in hate crimes against Asian Americans, which will be led by former U.S. Attorney Robert K. Hur.  First announced last month, the workgroup’s mission is to develop strategies, recommendations, and actions to address the rise in violence and discrimination targeting the Asian American community.

The governor and Mr. Hur met with the members of the workgroup virtually this morning to thank them for agreeing to serve on the panel.

“We continue to see violent and unprovoked attacks on Asians in Maryland and all across the country,” said Governor Hogan.  “This workgroup is composed of experts and advocates across various disciplines who will be tasked with developing recommendations, strategies, and additional actions that can be taken to address this rise in anti-Asian activity.  With Rob Hur’s leadership, I am confident that this workgroup will act with both the urgency and the thoughtfulness that the moment demands.”

“I’m grateful to Governor Hogan and the First Lady for focusing attention on bias and violence against Asian Americans, and to the talented members of the workgroup who have volunteered their time and energy to help drive our collective efforts,” said Chairman Hur. 

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