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San Mateo city councilwoman not ‘broken’ by possible hate crime

‘I refuse to lower myself or shrink back,’ says Amourence Lee, the first Asian-American woman to hold a San Mateo city council seat.

By MARTHA ROSS | mross@bayareanewsgroup.com | Bay Area News Group

PUBLISHED: June 10, 2020

As police continue to investigate a rock thrown through the living room window of San Mateo City Council member Amourence Lee, she has vowed to keep fighting for diversity, inclusion and “justice for all” in her community.

San Mateo City Council member Amourence Lee (City of San Mateo) 

“I refuse to lower myself or shrink back,” said Lee, who is the first Asian-American woman to serve on the San Mateo City Council. Lee also is an outspoken supporter of Black Lives Matter and LGBTQ rights.

On June 2, shortly before noon, someone threw a 3-inch rock into the window of Lee’s home while she was inside with her husband and two children, she said in a video she posted to Facebook shortly after the incident. In the street-facing window, Lee had displayed an American flag with the words “dignity, liberty and justice for all.” Read More

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