Rep. Theresa Mah On Addressing Anti-Asian Hate At The State And Federal Levels

“Asian Americans had been largely invisible,” said State Rep. Theresa Mah. “It wasn’t until last week’s horrific events that the issue was brought into the spotlight.”

Rep. Theresa Mah On Addressing Anti-Asian Hate At The State And Federal Levels
People hold signs as they attend a rally to support Stop Asian Hate at the Logan Square Monument in Chicago, Saturday, March 20, 2021. A diverse crowd gathered to demand justice for the victims of Atlanta, Georgia spa shooting for an end to racism, xenophobia and misogyny. Nam Y. Huh / AP Photo
Rep. Theresa Mah On Addressing Anti-Asian Hate At The State And Federal Levels
People hold signs as they attend a rally to support Stop Asian Hate at the Logan Square Monument in Chicago, Saturday, March 20, 2021. A diverse crowd gathered to demand justice for the victims of Atlanta, Georgia spa shooting for an end to racism, xenophobia and misogyny. Nam Y. Huh / AP Photo

Rep. Theresa Mah On Addressing Anti-Asian Hate At The State And Federal Levels

“Asian Americans had been largely invisible,” said State Rep. Theresa Mah. “It wasn’t until last week’s horrific events that the issue was brought into the spotlight.”

In the wake of the Atlanta spa shootings, hundreds across the U.S. have rallied to call for an end to anti-Asian violence. But what can be done at the state and federal levels to stop Asian hate?

Reset checks in with State Rep. Theresa Mah for the latest on initiatives she’s working to move forward and what she’s turning to for strength during this difficult time.

GUEST: State Rep. Theresa Mah (D-Chicago)