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5.18.2016

Stop the racial profiling of Chinese American scientists

#SCIENTISTSNOTSPIES



On Sunday, 60 Minutes aired a story on physics professor Xiaoxing Xi and hydrologist Sherry Chen -- two of several recent cases involving Chinese American scientists who have been wrongfully prosecuted by the U.S. government with espionage-related crimes -- falsely accused of spying for China.

In each of these cases, American citizens -- Xi and Chen, as well as Guiqing Cao and Shuyu Li -- were widely labeled as spies for China before the government dropped all their charges with no explanation, apology or compensation. Supporters believe they were profiled and targeted because they are Asian American.

#ScientistsNotSpies

This week, advocates across the nation are demanding accountability and transparency from the federal government, urging for a stop to these reckless prosecutions and an investigation into the possible use of racial profiling in the case of Asian American scientists who have been accused of espionage.

The government still hasn't publicly acknowledged any wrongdoing for its recent wrongful prosecutions. The #ScientistsNotSpies campaign is asking for your support sending a message to the Attorney General and Inspector General of the United States to stop possible racial profiling in the Department of Justice.

Here how you can take action:

1. SIGN THE PETITION

Demand government accountability for its wrongful prosecutions. Sign and share the petition link widely on social media: http://bit.ly/1TaGLAd

2. CONTACT YOUR REPRESENTATIVES

Express your concern and urge your reps in Congress to ask for an Inspector General investigation of DOJ

Call their offices, send letters, send emails. Edit, print, and mail the sample template: here. Search for your House, Senate contacts: here.

3. TWEET @60MINUTES, @THEJUSTICEDEPT, @(YOUR REPRESENTATIVE)

Hashtags: #scientistsnotspies #endracialprofiling

Samples tweets:
Xiaoxing Xi and Sherry Chen deserve an apology from @TheJusticeDept #scientistsnotspies#endracialprofiling @60minutes

@TheJusticeDept Stop racial profiling of Asian Americans #scientistsnotspies #endracialprofiling @60minutes

@(your representative) Hold @TheJusticeDept accountable for reckless spy prosecutions against Prof Xi and Sherry Chen #scientistsnotspies @60minutes

4. share ON FACEBOOK, TWITTER, WECHAT

Hashtags: #scientistsnotspies #endracialprofiling

Sound off on social media. Share the petition and this website widely.

For further information, and to lend your support, go to scientistsnotspies.org.


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