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Our Stand on Anti-AAPI Hate Crimes

The surge in anti-AAPI hate crimes is not an Asian American community issue. It is an American issue.

The Morris County Democratic Committee stands with the AAPI community in condemning this horrific violence. Our hearts are with the victims, their loved ones and everyone impacted by these attacks. As leaders in our community, we have an obligation to speak up against anti-AAPI violence and use our platform to transform thoughts and prayers into action. Please follow the below resources:

Anti-AAPI hate action items:

If you have experienced anti-AAPI hate or discrimination:

Where to donate/organizations to support:

  • GoFundMe “Support the AAPI Community Fund”: https://www.gofundme.com/f/support-aapi-community-fund
  • Hate is a Virus– started as a response to the rise in hate crimes against AAPI due to the pandemic
  • Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund– legal support and protects/promotes civil rights of Asian Americans, headquartered in NY
  • Stop AAPI Hate– tracks and responds to Asian hate crimes
  • CAAAV– supports low-income Asian immigrants and refugees, headquartered in NY
  • APIA Vote– works to increases civic engagement among AAPI communities
  • National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF)– empowers AAPI women and girls

Nearby Events (Please use health precautions):

  • StopAsianHate Rally & Vigil on Saturday, 3/27 at 1:00PM at Palmer Square, Princeton, NJ

General actions anyone can take:

Self-Education:

  • Books to read:
    • Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning by Cathy Park Hong
    • If They Come for Us: Poems by Fatimah Asghar
    • Interior Chinatown by Charles Yu
  • Who to follow:
    • @StopAAPIHate on Instagram
    • @HateIsAVirus on Instagram
Love our People / Photo by Jason Leung on Unsplash

This update was emailed to the MCDC email list on March 21st, 2021.

Credit: Photos on this page by Jason Leung on Unsplash.

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