PRESS RELEASE: Committee of 100 Urges Community Support for Sherry Chen in Employment Discrimination Case

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Contact: Holly Chang, Executive Director
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Committee of 100 Urges Community Support for Sherry Chen in Employment Discrimination Case

  
(New York, NY, March 3, 2017) — Sherry Chen, a former award-winning American hydrologist who was wrongfully charged in 2014 of spying for China, will have a public hearing in her employment discrimination case against the U.S. Department of Commerce on March 14-15 in the U.S. Court House in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Between 2007 and 2014, Ms. Chen’s work as a hydrologist at the National Weather Service was exemplary and helped to protect the American people from disastrous floods. Press coverage of her initial case, including from the The New York Times and CBS’ 60 Minutes highlighted the possibility of racial profiling. Although all charges against Ms. Chen, a naturalized citizen of Chinese descent, were subsequently dropped, she was nevertheless terminated from her job, despite having received highly positive work evaluations over the years.

The Committee of 100 supports Ms. Chen’s appeal of wrongful termination of employment by the U.S. Department of Commerce, and urges interested community members and stakeholders to do likewise. In the time-honored American tradition of standing up and speaking out against injustice and discrimination, Ms. Chen is fighting for her equal rights to be treated fairly and justly. Ms. Chen hopes only to be restored to her job, which she loves. The people of Ohio and America ought not to be deprived of the services and contributions of an intelligent, hardworking, and loyal American.

The Committee of 100 Legal Defense and Education Fund joins many other Americans who have contributed to Ms. Chen’s cause. Those who wish to show their public support can also attend her Merit Systems Protection Board hearing on March 14-15.


The Committee of 100 is a non-partisan leadership organization of prominent Chinese Americans in business, government, academia, entertainment, and the arts. For over 25 years, the Committee has been committed to a dual mission of promoting the full participation and inclusion of Chinese Americans in all fields of American life, and encouraging constructive relations between the peoples of the United States and Greater China. www.committee100.org.

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联系人:百人会执行总监张虹琳
media@committee100.org  212-371-6565

百人会敦促社会支持陈霞芬就雇佣歧视申诉 

(纽约,2017年3月3日) — 华人水文专家陈霞芬起诉美国商务部雇佣歧视案,将于3月14日至15日在俄亥俄州辛辛那提市法院举行公开听证会。陈霞芬任职期间曾获美国政府嘉奖,但在2014年被错误指控为中国间谍。

2007年至2014年间,陈女士在美国国家气象局担任水文学家,以优异的工作表现协助保护美国人民免受洪灾侵害。在对其最初案件的新闻报道中,包括《纽约时报》和CBS电视台《60分钟》栏目等在内,都强调了该案可能系因种族定性而引发。尽管针对其的所有指控随后均被撤销,并且其多年来工作均获好评,身为归化美国公民的陈女士仍然遭到解雇。

百人会支持陈女士就美国商务部对其错误解职进行申诉,并敦促关心此事的社会成员和利益相关方予以支持。挺身而出反对不公和歧视是久享赞誉的美国传统,陈女士正循这一传统争取其获得公平和公正对待的平等权利。陈女士仅仅希望重返其所热爱的工作。俄亥俄人民和美国人民不应失去一位知性、勤奋和忠诚的美国人的服务和贡献。

百人会法律辩护和教育基金汇与众多美国人一道,为陈女士的诉求贡献力量。有意公开表达对陈女士支持的人士,也可于3月14日至15日出席其在考绩制度保护委员会的听证会


百人会是一个由美国华人精英组成的国际性、非党派团体,成员来自商界、政界、学术、和文艺界。成立二十五年来,百人会一直致力于其两大使命,推动美国华人在美国社会各领域的全面参与,促进美国与大中华地区人民之间的建设性关系。更多信息:Committee100.org.

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