MAY TAKE ACTION ITEMS
TAKE ACTION NOW: FEDERAL INITIATIVE
– CALL ON CONGRESS TO CONDEMN ANTI-ASIAN HATE RELATED TO COVID-19
America has seen a rise in anti-Asian American hate, bias and violence as a result of COVID-19. Since January 2020, hundreds of cases of xenophobic racial slurs and physical assault against Asians and Asian Americans have been reported.
We are urging Congress to pass H.Res.908, condemning all forms of anti-Asian sentiment related to COVID-19. The resolution calls on federal officials to investigate and document all credible reports of hate crimes and threats against the Asian-American community, prosecute perpetrators, and combat the misinformation putting Asian-Americans at risk.
Please click here to use ADL’s petition to contact Congress today and help curb the rise in anti-Asian American and Pacific Islander hate, bias and violence.
TAKE ACTION NOW: LOCAL INITIATIVES
– SHARE ADL’S ANNUAL AUDIT OF ANTISEMITIC INCIDENTS
2019 was an unprecedented year. ADL recorded a 12% rise in reported antisemitic incidents over the previous year—an average of six antisemitic incidents occurred in the United States every day. In ADL’s 40 years of tracking antisemitic incidents, this added up to the largest number ever recorded. Of these, 37% were reported in New York and New Jersey.
To read more about our Annual Audit of Antisemitic Incidents and our findings in New York and New Jersey, including our press releases, please visit our website by clicking here.
We encourage you to stand with ADL and join the fight against antisemitism and all forms of hate. Please share our recent Audit of antisemitic incidents and findings with your networks. Additionally, if you are a witness to or are a victim of an antisemitic incident, please click here to report it to ADL. These are complex and challenging times, but together, we will continue to stand up against antisemitism and all forms of hate.
– THANK THE HELPERS
For most of us, the most critical contribution we can make during the COVID-19 outbreak is to remain at home. However, for countless trained helpers, it is a busy time fighting to support those who are ill, conducting critical research, responding to emergencies, and serving our most vulnerable communities.
Please join ADL in showing these individuals our gratitude and support. Click here to share your message of thanks and appreciation for the COVID-19 frontline workers, including but not limited to: community service workers, first responders, healthcare workers, law enforcement officials, scientists, and all other essential service workers and helpers assisting our communities.
Click here to send a message of support.
ADL OPPORTUNITIES AND RESOURCES
– BIAS INCIDENT AWARENESS TRAINING
Please join ADL for a timely and important training on how to recognize, respond to and report a bias crime or incident. This program, in partnership with key ADL community partners, will focus on identifying bias incidents at the local level, as well as the impact resulting from the current pandemic.
To sign up for the virtual training, please click here.
– FIGHTING HATE FROM HOME WEBINAR SERIES
We hope you have been able to join us for our recent Fighting Hate From Home webinars. Designed to facilitate ongoing engagement, this weekly series includes dialogues and interactive conversations to help you stay informed and involved.
We invite you to join us every Thursday at 2:30pm ET to learn more about what is going on, how ADL is standing up against extremism, and how you can fight hate from home. You can also share information about our upcoming webinars by visiting www.adl.org/webinars.
– ADL RESOURCES FOR PARENTS AND FAMILIES:
During this global pandemic and moment of crisis in our world, it is important to pay attention to the inequities already existing in our society, and how they are underscored and perpetuated by this current reality. We invite you to learn more about ADL’s findings on how marginalized groups are becoming increasingly affected by this crisis by reading and sharing the resources below.
- ADL’s Education Blog: COVID-19 Highlights and Perpetuates the Inequities in Our Society.
- ADL’s Table Talk: COVID-19 and Societal Inequities – designed to help guide family conversations.
We also know, many people are currently home with children of all ages. If you are looking for books to read, we encourage you to explore ADL’s Books Matter: Children’s Literature Collection. These books address issues of identity, bias and bullying and come with discussion guides for teachers and parents. Please feel free to review and share our recommended book lists.