- May 23 Press Conference on Capitol Hill
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May 23 Press Conference on Capitol Hill
A Press Conference to support Sherry Chen was held this morning on Capitol Hill. You can view this proceeding at https://youtu.be/vL8gspY2e5c.
A community letter co-signed by 132 organizations (including 80-20 PAC) was sent to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, calling for him to:
- comply with the MSPB decision and immediately allow Sherry Chen to go back to work and
- initiate a full investigation by the IG into the handling of Ms. Chen’s case for possible racial bias, abuse of power, violation of due process, and lack of efficiency.
Our newly elected DC Chapter President Samuel Yan was present at the News Conference!
Latest developments (https://www.sherrychendefensefund.org/latest-developments.html):
A press conference was held in Cannon 421 this morning. Speakers included CAPAC members Judy Chu, Ted Lieu, Grace Meng and Raja Krishnamoorthi; Sherry Chen and her attorney Steve Simon; Dr. Xiaoxing Xi; and community leaders Frank Wu, Haipei Shu, and Vincent Wang.
The event was livestreamed and available at YouTube: https://youtu.be/vL8gspY2e5c.
A community letter co-signed by 132 organizations was sent to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, calling for him to (a) comply with the MSPB decision and immediately allow Sherry Chen to go back to work and (b) initiate a full investigation by the IG into the handling of Ms. Chen’s case for possible racial bias, abuse of power, violation of due process, and lack of efficiency.
CAPAC announced that it is sending its letter to the IG, co-signed by 30 congressional representatives, calling for a full and thorough investigation.
Attorney Steve Simon pressed on the Department of Justice to act on a civil complaint of false arrest and malicious prosecution that was filed in October 2016.
A photo album for the event is online. These and much more are updated at:
Friends of Sherry Post press conference
Our hard efforts paid off. We provided Sherry and Steve with a platform. Rallied 132 organizations to a public show of support for the judges decision to stand. Reaffirmed ties with CAPAC members. Inaugurated use of social media, connecting to more people and raising awareness outside of WeChat. Combined, 85 people were watching via livestream, in addition to the 30 odd people in the room. Did more media outreach than previously. Actively collaborated in a multi-organization team. Got new partners and volunteers. Gave the community new web resources, and strategies to participate via letter writing or tweeting.
Folks, we didn’t plan an event only, we did a national campaign. In 2 weeks.
Kudos to each and every one of you. Great to see several volunteers pitch in to assist. Please thank them again. Davace, Ed, Albert, Joel, we know you were available in spirit. Thanks very much for planning by remote.
Thanks for your trust in putting me at the podium when you had no idea what I would say!