Protests against SB 147 in Texas mount in Austin, Houston, Dallas


For activist Helen Shih, hearing about Senate Bill 147 — a proposal to bar citizens of China, Iran, North Korea and Russia from buying property in Texas — was stressful in a week filled with preparations for Lunar New Year events. The week also ended in grief after a mass shooting at a Lunar New Year celebration in Monterey Park, Calif.

“So it’s like all of these things were happening simultaneously, and it was extremely stressful,” said Shih, a member of the Rise AAPI board and an adviser to the United Chinese Americans board.

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