OCA Statement on Blankenship’s Race-Baiting Campaign

4 May 2018
Contact: Thu Nguyen | Communications Associate
202.223.5500 | tnguyen@ocanational.org
Washington, DC – OCA-Asian Pacific American Advocates has released the following statement in response to Don Blankenship’s campaign video for the West Virginia GOP Senate race:
It is extremely disappointing and disgusting that Don Blankenship has resorted to race-baiting for his campaign against Senator McConnell. Calling individuals “China people” is unacceptable and his allusion to the Senator’s wife and her family is clearly xenophobic. Resorting to fear mongering at the expense of the Chinese American community is unethical and absolutely unnecessary. We demand that the ad be stopped and that Mr. Blankenship issue an apology. 
OCA-Asian Pacific American Advocates is a national organization of community advocates dedicated to improving the social, political, and economic well-being of Asian American Pacific Islanders (AAPIs).