United Chinese Americans (UCA), a leading national coalition of Chinese Americans, calls on Chinese Americans across the country Right Now to be galvanized and support the rallies against discrimination on April 29, 2023, in Gainesville, Jacksonville, Orlando, Tallahassee, Tampa and Miami, organized by Florida Asian American Justice Alliance (FAAJA) and supported by many Floridan Chinese American organizations, including UCA and UCA Action. For more information, please check https://www.faaja.org or contact Jin at email@example.com.
UCA denounces the blantantly discriminatory bill SB 264 which passed the Florida Senate last week. UCA calls for each and every Chinese American anywhere in the country to immediately extend a helping hand to our community in distress in Florida. You can join the rallies in person, or you can talk to your friends in Florida, Chinese or non-Chinese, to show up at the rallies, or to ask them to contact their state representatives and other elected officials to vote No to the equally discriminatory HB 1355, which may be voted on in the House next week.
If SB 264 and HB 1355 ever become law in Florida, Chinese nationals buying or selling real estate property in Florida will not only be banned, their property forfeited, but they will also be criminally prosecuted by the Florida government. The haunting spectre of the notorious Chinese Exclusion Act and Alien Land Laws will return as reality in 21st century. Should such bills become law, UCA is ready to work with other organizations to go to court to stop it; UCA will also support any effort by the Chinese community in Florida to repeal such laws.
Our community is under attack. We must stand up and fight back. This is our country, this is our moment, and this is the beginning of the Chinese American Civil Rights Movement.
UCA Action President, Haipei Shue, speaking at Saturday's protest rally.
Please vote No to the unconstitutional and discriminatory HB 1355 that will offend and harm nearly one million Asian American voters in Florida! Stand with Asian American communities!
Urgent request to fellow Floridians: Please contact your state representatives now to vote NO to the unconstitutional HB 1355 that discriminates against Asian Americans in Florida. Let’s not go back in history!
On November 13, 2022, Texas Senator Lois Kolkhorst introduced Senate Bill 147 that would ban companies and citizens of North Korea, Iran, Russia and China from buying property in Texas. If passed, the legislation will explicitly strip the legal rights of immigrants including the rights granted by the United States Constitution and the Fair Housing Act. The proposed bill is extremely harmful and hurtful to the Chinese Americans. As a leading nationwide civil-rights organization for Chinese Americans, UCA Action would like to remind every Texas legislator and all Americans that this bill is not that much different in its discriminatory nature from the Alien Land Law of 1913, which was declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court of the United States in 1952. The bill is also reminiscent of the infamous "Chinese Exclusion Act," which was put in place explicitly to expel our ancestors who shed their blood and sweat here to build this country. America shall not go backward and repeat its dark history. UCA Action calls the Chinese community and all communities of America to support and protect our equal rights under law. We stand against any act or intent to discriminate against Chinese Americans or lawful Chinese immigrants or their companies. Chinese Americans belong to the land of America, just like any other Americans. America was built by immigrants in the past, and it will remain so in the future. We say a resounding No to any form or reincarnation of the Chinese Exclusion Act or the Alien Land Law in Texas or other states.
Haipei Shue, Chairman of UCA Action