On Oct. 14, 2021, organizers of the Stanford faculty letter and APA Justice launched a nationwide campaign to send a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland to terminate the "China Initiative" and replace it with an appropriate response that avoids the key identified flaws:
1. The "China Initiative" disproportionally targets researchers of Chinese origin.
2. In most of the "China Initiative" cases involving academics, the alleged crime has nothing to do with scientific espionage or intellectual property theft.
3. The "China Initiative" is harming the U.S. science and technology enterprise and the future of the U.S. STEM workforce.
Those currently working in higher education with a valid and verifiable .edu email address at an accredited university or similar educational institution in the U.S. can endorse the Stanford letter:
· Sign on to t before Nov. 3, 2021:
· Follow the instructions in the on further action to endorse the Stanford letter or send your own letter:
The Ohio Chinese American Association (俄州亚太联盟) has translated the campaign message into Chinese: 邀请全美大学教职员联署斯坦福给美司法部长的信. A Change.org is online. on the APA Justice website provides you with background and the latest developments.
Advancing Justice | AAJC and OCA-Asian Pacific American Advocates are launching a Week of Action from Nov. 1 - 5 to . They will be conducting a series of virtual legislative visits to Congressional and Senate offices to advocate for an end to government profiling of scientists, researchers, and scholars of Asian and Chinese descent. This is how you can get involved:
· Join the Week of Action virtual meetings with Congressional and Senate offices to share the impact to your local community and your concerns about this issue.
· Uplift stories of Asian Americans and Asian immigrants impacted by racial profiling on social media during the Week of Action. (Social Media Toolkit coming soon)
If you have any questions, please contact Gisela Kusakawa at , Vivin Qiang at and Michael Nguyen at .