Justice Dept. Covid Statement Regarding Impacted Groups

By April 7

Sharing this Department of Justice statement and resources for recipients of federal financial assistance:  “Statement by the Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Leading a Coordinated Civil Rights Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19).”

“The COVID-19 pandemic has stressed our Nation’s commitment to an open, equal, and inclusive society. We have seen hateful and xenophobic rhetoric and violence aimed at Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities and businesses. We have also seen Black, Indigenous, Latino, and Pacific Islander communities, as well as people with disabilities, suffer disproportionately high rates of death and greater risk of infection and hospitalization. COVID-19 has magnified social, economic, and environmental inequalities that we cannot ignore.”

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Leaders Forum commends Tammy Duckworth on taking steps to combat AAPI Violence at the highest levels of the Federal Government in alignment with President Biden’s directives

By March 24

Please view these letters U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) wrote on March 18, 2021 to FBI Director Christopher Wray and U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland to urge for immediate action on addressing the hate crimes and violent acts against the Asian American community.

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White House Proclamation on Honoring the Victims of the Tragedy in the Atlantic Metropolitan Area

By March 20

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

– A PROCLAMATION –

    As a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence perpetrated on March 16, 2021, in the Atlanta Metropolitan area, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby order that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, March 22, 2021.  I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same length of time at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.

     IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this eighteenth day of March, in the year of our Lord two thousand twenty-one, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-fifth.

JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR.

Link to the original proclamation issued on March 18. 2021

 

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Leaders Forum Statement on Violence Against Asian Americans

By March 18

Leaders Forum stands in solidarity with our consortium of c-suite, executive members, strategic partners, supporters, Vice President Kamala Harris, and President Biden in condemning the recent hate crimes and associated violence and murders against Asian Americans.

As an organization committed to public service at the highest level committed to having an impact, we are addressing the situation as follows:

  • LF Action Plan with our national leaders across the country and in the current Administration we hold relationships with has been executed.

  • LF Plan includes addressing the problem of crimes against AAPIs in a coordinated way at the Federal, State, and Local level.

  • LF Plan brings private resources and support to local distinctive leadership who are addressing the immediate needs of AAPI communities with on the ground protection.

  • LF Plan raises awareness in Tier 1 media & national think tanks in accordance with our Impact Portfolio

  • Letter to President Biden

 

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Leaders Forum Statement on the Insurrection at the Nation’s Capital

By January 8

The Leaders Forum Consortium of business and thought leaders are both shocked and saddened by the events in the nation’s capital on Wednesday, January 6th.

We are distressed about the damage, violence, and injuries that have occurred. We are grateful that the members of Congress and their staff we have heard from are safe.

Regardless of what political party you align with – the United States is our home and belongs to all of us. On behalf of our members of both parties and those that remain undeclared – we will stand together to emerge from today’s crisis and urge our fellow countrymen and women to do the same.  We will support our constitution, the rule of law and order, and all of our elected leaders to bring peace and prosperity back to America.

The Time to Lead is Now.

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Leaders Forum Congratulates All Biden Cabinet Level Appointments

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Newest Cabinet-level appointments include several historic firsts including 3 AAPI women – Kamala Harris as Vice President-elect, Neera Tanden as Director of the Office of Management and Budget, and Katherine Tai as United States Trade Representative.

Biden’s Cabinet also includes the following nominees:

  • Antony Blinken as Secretary of State
  • Janet Yellen as Secretary of the Treasury
  • Lloyd Austin as Secretary of Defense
  • Merrick Garland as Attorney General
  • Deb Haaland as Secretary of the Interior
  • Tom Vilsack as Secretary of Agriculture
  • Gina Raimondo as Secretary of Commerce
  • Martin Walsh as Secretary of Labor
  • Xavier Becerra as Secretary of Health and Human Services
  • Marcia Fudge as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
  • Pete Buttigieg as Secretary of Transportation
  • Jennifer Granholm as Secretary of Energy
  • Miguel Cardona as Secretary of Education
  • Denis McDonough as Secretary of Veterans Affairs
  • Alejandro Mayorkas as Secretary of Homeland Security
  • Ron Klain as White House Chief of Staff
  • Avril Haines as Director of National Intelligence
  • Michael S. Regan as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency
  • Isabel Castillas Guzman as Administrator of the Small Business Administration
  • Linda Thomas-Greenfield as the United States Ambassador to the United Nations
  • Cecilia Rouse as Chair of the Council of Economic Advisors
  • John Kerry as the U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate

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