This was released today in response to the recent tragedies:
The Governor's Commission on Discrimination and Hate Crimes shares the sentiments of our President George Bush's outrage and resolve. The attack suffered by many Americans in New York City and other parts of the country will not destroy our spirit. We ask that all of our citizens embrace each other in this time of sorrow and shock.
Governor George H. Ryan joins the membership of the commission in calling for calm and clarity of thought and behavior. The Governor implores all Illinois residents not to allow terrorism to blind our faith in Democracy where everyone's rights as citizens should be protected. We should avoid indiscriminate acts of hate against any individual and communities.
If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact Jimmy Lee, Assistant to the Governor for Asian American Affairs (312) 814-2121.
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