Statement of Support for Asian and AAPI Communities
UCWVA members continue to grieve the murders of Delaina Ashley Yaun, Xiaojie Tan, Daoyou Feng, Julie Park, Hyeon Jeong Park, Paul Andre Michels, and two more as yet unnamed victims in Atlanta. We stand in solidarity with Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander communities and condemn all forms of anti-Asian and anti-AAPI racism, xenophobia, and misogyny.
We commit to fight even harder to dismantle white supremacy and build a society that ensures racial justice, migrant justice, justice for sex workers, and the liberation of all oppressed people. Building a strong labor union and labor movement that fights for social justice in and out of the workplace is one critical thing all of us can do to build the power necessary to win justice.
In addition, below are links where you can support some organizations working to #StopAsianHate:
Read and Sign National Asian Pacific Islander Women’s Forum’s petition: https://www.napawf.org/stopasianhate
Donate to National Asian Pacific Islander Women’s Forum: https://www.napawf.org/donate
Read Red Canary Song’s Response and Support their Demands: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_Q0mFJnivTZL5fcCS7eUZn9EhOJ1XHtFBGOGqVaUY_8/edit?usp=drivesdk
Red Canary Song will hold a vigil tonight, 3/18 8pm ET: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/red-canary-song-vigil-for-8-lives-lost-in-atlanta-shooting-tickets-146831963355
Read and Sign Butterfly’s Declaration of Support and Demands: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSftvwRE2LEsfL24fvtygAHdqN8qHSjcImOhu_AINt6cmtstQw/viewform
Read and Sign onto Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Atlanta’s Response: https://actionnetwork.org/forms/call-for-a-community-centered-response-to-violence-against-aapi-communities/
Donate to Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Atlanta’s Fund to help the victims, their families, and the AAPI community in Georgia: https://actionnetwork.org/fundraising/support-georgias-asian-american-community/
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And save the date for our Lobby Day at the Virginia General Assembly: January 17, 2023!