Congresswoman Nikema Williams Statement on the Passage of H.Res. 275, Condemning Atlanta Spa Shootings
WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Nikema Williams (GA-05) issued the following statement after the passage of H.Res. 275, which Congresswoman Williams helped introduce in March. The bipartisan resolution condemns the March 16th Atlanta area spa shootings and reaffirms the House’s commitment to fighting anti-AAPI hate and violence. Two of the three spas targeted were in the Fifth District. Six of the eight victims were Asian women. The Senate version of this resolution passed in the Senate on April 29.
“Asian American communities in every state are experiencing intensified discrimination and violence,” said Congresswoman Williams. “Everyone, no matter their race, ethnicity or gender, has the right to live without fear of violence in their workplace or public spaces. The horrific Atlanta spa shootings struck the heart of the Fifth District and the entire Atlanta community. I will always stand up and condemn all forms of violence and bigotry. I am proud to pass this resolution to stop AAPI hate and honor the victims of the Atlanta spa shootings.”