FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
22 April 2021
Contact: Eiley Fong | Senior Communications Associate
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Washington, DC - OCA-Asian Pacific American Advocates extends our congratulations to Vanita Gupta and her confirmation to the Associate Attorney General position at the Department of Justice. Following a long series of Senate hearings, we are proud to see this historic confirmation come to fruition yesterday.
“Vanita Gupta will be the first woman of color to serve in this role, and the first civil rights attorney to be the third-highest position at the DOJ,” states Linda Ng, National President of OCA. “We are excited to see a diverse and representative Justice Department that reflects the needs of this country. We look forward to the work that will be done, and will continue to advocate for a fair and equitable justice system.”
If you, your family members, someone you know, or community members have experienced xenophobia, discrimination, or harassment, please report the incident using our hate crime/incident reporting tool at www.aapihatecrimes.org.
OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates is a national civil rights organization of community advocates dedicated to improving the social, political, and economic well-being of Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs).