Press Release

Friday, November 3, 2017

(SACRAMENTO – CA) Assemblymember Kansen Chu (D- Fremont) issued the following statement as Californians gear up to “fall back” as daylight saving time comes to an end.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

(FREMONT, CA) – The Assembly Select Committee on Hate Crimes, chaired by Assemblymember Kansen Chu (D- San Jose), held an informational hearing with the Muslim community and law enforcement representatives to discuss the pervasive rise in hate incidents and hate crimes in California. 

In attendance were Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont), Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley, and Santa Clara County Deputy District Attorney Erin West. Additional panelists included Shuja Ahmed, President of the Muslim Americans for Peace and Prosperity, Dr. Hatem Bazian, Chair of the Northern California Islamic Council, Zahra Billoo, SF Bay Area Chapter -Council on American-Islamic Relations, Moina Shaiq, Founder of the Meet a Muslim Community Conversations Program, and Samina Sundas, Founding Executive Director of the American Muslim Voice Foundation. Testimonies were also given by Newark Police Chief Mike Carroll, Fremont Police Chief Richard Lucero, Milpitas Police Captain Henry Kwong, San Jose Police Chief Shawny Williams, and Santa Clara Assistant Chief Dan Winter. 

“I am grateful for those who were able to join me today to discuss how we can work together to combat hate, address attacks against the Muslim community, and promote kindness and acceptance,” said Chu. “Recent statistics show that hate crimes against Muslims are up 91% compared to 2016.  This is unacceptable and I applaud our local law enforcement officers for their dedication to protecting all members of our community. We need to continue to raise awareness and ensure no one has to live in fear. There is no room for hate in this country and attacks against any individual based on birthplace, religion, sexual orientation, gender, or disability will not be tolerated.”

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

BY BILL MAGAVERN Special to The Bee

Unprecedented and catastrophic flooding in Puerto Rico, Texas and Florida; wildfires in Northern California; and record heat waves – each is a stark reminder of the threat of climate change. To respond, we need to attack it at its source – emissions from fossil fuels. That includes carpets, which are 99 percent plastic, made from fossil fuels.

More than four billion pounds of carpets are dumped in landfills or burned in incinerators each year in the U.S., including 257 million pounds in landfills and 20 million pounds burned just in California last year. And because carpet production is projected to grow, the way carpets are produced and discarded has significant implications

Friday, September 29, 2017

By Lia Zhu in San Francisco | China Daily USA | Updated: 2017-09-29 12:33

Chinese war hero and US ally Sun Li-jen, known as "the ever-victorious general" for his feats fighting the Japanese in Burma in World War II, has been recognized for the first time on the floor of the US Congress. Congressman Ro Khanna, representing California's 17th District, honored General Sun on Thursday. He encouraged Congress to remember Sun's contributions and legacy and their importance to people of Chinese and Chinese-American ancestry.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

(Washington, D.C.) - Today, Assemblymember Kansen Chu (D - Fremont) joined Rep. Ro Khanna in recognizing the life of Chinese General Sun Li-jen on the House Floor.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – The Joint Legislative Audit Committee today voted to approve a statewide hate crime audit requested by Assemblymember Kansen Chu (D – Fremont), Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on Hate Crimes. The audit will gather data from three law enforcement agencies from each of the 80 Assembly Districts.

Monday, August 7, 2017

(Los Angeles, CA) — Assemblymember Kansen Chu (D-San Jose), the Chair of the Assembly Committee on Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism, and Internet Media, delivers remarks at a joint hearing with the Assembly Committee on Revenue and Taxation regarding California’s film tax credit and diversity in the entertainment industry. Assemblymember Chu discusses the need to ensure that our entertainment industry reflects the diversity of this state and the role that tax credits can play in diversifying the entertainment industry.