The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) Board of Commissioners has released the following statement:
“The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago Board of Commissioners and MWRD staff stand in solidarity condemning all hatred, discrimination and violence in the world. In wake of the tragic attacks around the world and recent attacks against Asians, we share that hate and violence has no place in our society.
We stand in support of communities across Cook County, Illinois, our colleague Commissioner Josina Morita and the Asian American Caucus she chairs; they are making a difference. The Caucus works together to connect and support Illinois’ diverse Asian American communities to develop strategies and identify opportunities for growth and advancement.
We could not be more honored to stand with Commissioner Morita and thank her for her service toward improving the lives of all Asian Americans and her work here protecting our water environment. We urge everyone to read the statement from the Asian American Caucus, available here, and learn more about the important work of the Asian American Caucus.”
Report Hate Crimes
Attorney General Kwame Raoul urges Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to report hate crimes to local law enforcement for criminal prosecution. The Attorney General also encourages people to report discrimination or hate-motivated incidents to his office by submitting this form https://illinoisattorneygeneral.gov/rights/Hate_Crime_Complaint_Form.pdf, emailing CivilRights@atg.state.il.us or by calling his Civil Rights Hotline at 1-877-581-3692.