(Vallejo, California, March 17, 2021) As Jews and Americans, we are devastated by the news of the murders of eight Asian Americans yesterday.
As Jews, we know too well the vile effects of bigotry against our communities during the pandemic. As Americans, we are heartbroken that people cannot thrive in their homes because of hatred. We stand in solidarity with the AAPI community in their time of mourning. It is not enough to mark these murders.
Hate crimes against the Asian American community have risen by 150% in the past year, and has been targeted against primarily women and the elderly. This is unconscionable. We encourage you to learn about these crucial California communities and donate to orgs working to combat hate against them — such as Asian Americans Advancing Justice.
May the memories of those murdered last night be a blessing.
About Progressive Zionists of California
Progressive Zionists of California (PZC) is a grassroots collective of activists and California Democratic Party leaders dedicated to reshaping the discourse around Zionism and antisemitism in California Democratic politics. PZC educates activists about antisemitism and intersectional Zionism with a firm commitment to Palestinian statehood. Our constituents advocate for pragmatic progressive platforms, resolutions, and legislation around domestic and Israel-related issues.