As the current Political Director for Maine’s People Alliance (MPA), Chin organized in the past against corporate property owners like Dunne and referred to him as a slumlord. Residents of the buildings fought back and demanded these signs be taken down.
“Dunne’s attempt to connect Chin’s Chinese American identity to the communist party in Vietnam is offensive and ignorant,” said Johanna Puno Hester, APALA National President. “The blatantly racist signs attack is yet another example of anti-immigrant campaigning. We must engage all communities in the political process to address these types of racist xenophobic rhetoric.”