I’m heartbroken, upset, devastated.
This must end.
In the past year since the Covid-19 pandemic started, crimes targeting Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have risen dramatically.
According to STOP AAPI Hate, a coalition that tracks incidents of violence and harassment against the AAPI community, there have been nearly 3,800 incidents of hate and discrimination reported only in the last year- a 150% increase from the year before.
On March 16th, 2021, eight people — six of whom were Asian women — were murdered in shootings at Atlanta-area spas. While anti-Asian violence is woven throughout our nation’s history, this tragedy only speaks to the alarming escalation in xenophobia and the rising epidemic of crimes being committed against Asian Americans.
Now, it is more important than ever that we stand in solidarity with the AAPI community and advocate for their rights and needs.
The hate must stop.
For Millie customers, we’ve compiled a Campaign Template with a bunch of great organizations and volunteer opportunities to help support Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Navigate towards your Campaigns Dashboard to find the template: