In light of the recent shootings in Atlanta that targeted the Asian American and Pacific Islander community, the JCRC was proud to help support the local AAPI community with the circulation of this open letter of support:
Statement of Solidarity with the Asian American Community
The Greater Phoenix Community stands shoulder-to-shoulder with all our friends in the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. Together we express our grief and pain over this week’s deadly attack in Atlanta. In light of the rising number of these violent and hateful targeted incidents, our deepest sympathies are with the eight victims and their loved ones.
Acts of hate have no place in America. It is everyone’s duty to call attention to these incidents, and to rally together in pursuit of building a safer society for all. That means educating ourselves and actively standing by communities against all intolerance, whether it be fueled by racism, misogyny, or ethnicity. We stand against all forms of bigotry.
As Arizonans, it is our sacred obligation to make room for others so that every person can live in safety, security, and peace. We will continue to elevate our voices and offer our alliance and support to the AAPI community in any means possible during these difficult times.
The Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Arizona
The Asian Chamber of Commerce of Arizona
The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Arizona
The Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
The Black Chamber of Commerce of Arizona
Global Chamber of Commerce Phoenix
Polish American Chamber of Commerce
Associated Minority Contractors of Arizona
East Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
The Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Phoenix
Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Phoenix
Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix
National Council of Jewish Women, Arizona
African American Christian Clergy Coalition
Chicanos Por La Causa
Arizona Faith Network
SEMA Foundation
Maricopa County Branch—NAACP
Islamic Speakers Bureau of Arizona
Arizona Technology Council
Valley of the Sun United Way
Valley Interfaith Project
Phoenix Sister Cities