Unite Against Hate Rally Draws Local Supporters & Officials Including Elk Grove Mayor Bobbie Singh-Allen
More than 30 organizations in the Greater Sacramento Area, including Elk Grove, went to the Capitol yesterday to rally against anti-Asian hate. In a show of connection and common interest with anti-Asian hate activists across the country, hundreds of people came to Sacramento for the Unite Against Hate rally. Communities in more than 20 other cities, as well as Australia and Canada, also held anti-Asian hate demonstrations this weekend. Yesterday’s event at the Capitol featured speeches from community leaders and elected officials, including Elk Grove Mayor Bobbie Singh-Allen. The event also featured live entertainment.
Mayor Singh-Allen posted updates from Facebook.
“I am proud to represent the City of Elk Grove. I am honored to participate in this nationwide anti-hate rally with elected and community leaders from all over! Let’s drown out the hate!”Mayor of Elk Grove Bobbie Singh-Allen
Capitol Demonstrations Draw Elk Grove, Sacramento Officials
Several local elected officials and politicians attended the Unite Against Hate rally yesterday at the state Capitol. Among them, Elk Grove Mayor Bobbie Singh-Allen. Mayor Singh-Allen also spoke to the crowd. Other speakers included Sacramento Mayor Darrel Steinberg and state Senator Dr. Richard Pan.
Facts About Anti-Asian Hate
According to Stop AAPI Hate, reports of anti-Asian hate increased from 3,795 to 6,603 during March 2021. The Asian Pacific Planning and Policy Council (A3PCON), Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA), and Asian American Studies Department of San Francisco State University launched the Stop AAPI Hate reporting center on March 19, 2020.
The center tracks and responds to incidents of hate, violence, harassment, discrimination, shunning, and child bullying against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States. Our approach recognizes that in order to effectively address anti-Asian racism we must work to end all forms of structural racism leveled at Black, Indigenous, and other communities of color.https://stopaapihate.org/
A recent Stop AAPI National Report shows a large portion of anti-Asian incident reports come from public streets, parks, and businesses. More than 80% of the reports are for verbal mistreatment. Others included reports of physical or online abuse. Some reports included claims of civil rights violations. Furthermore, more than two-thirds of reports come from Asian women. Chinese individuals reported more hate incidents than other Asian ethnic groups, followed by Koreans, Filipinx, and Vietnamese. California is among the top twenty states for reports of anti-Asian hate incidents.