Want us to see your post? Be sure to use the official hashtags & use on all social media posts: #StopAsianHate
The following toolkit is to serve as a reference for individuals, organizations and allied groups to #StopAsianHate. This initiative was first started by Congresswoman Grace Meng and California Assemblymember Evan Low. The continued violence and racism against Asian Americans have reached their highest levels in our lifetime and must STOP. Out of crisis comes opportunity to rally together, stand in solidarity, and demand action.
To Participate in our Day of Action:
- Post on Social Media using the hashtag #StopAsianHate.
- Don’t know what to say? Sample tweets can be found in our messaging section and more guidelines on what to say can be found in our Themes and Asian American Sensitive Approaches section.
- Facts and information about Asian American history and current context can be found here.
- Add an Image. Using images can help your tweet get more traction and will help spread our message. Graphics can be found here.
- Uplift and Educate your friends and followers by sharing articles about anti-Asian racism. See our reading list here.
- Take Action. Check out the Actions You Can Take section or for a more detailed list, refer to this Action Page to #StopAsianHate after the day of action.
Why March 26?
On March 26, 1790, the Naturalization Act was signed into law, prohibiting non-white people from becoming citizens of the United States. Over 200 years later, Asians in the U.S. are still suffering from the effects of the racism our country was founded upon. Asian elders are being physically assaulted in the streets. Asian American children are afraid to go back to school. We are still grieving the murders of 6 Asian women in a racially-motivated killing spree in Atlanta last week.
That's why, on March 26, we're inviting you to join us for a social media campaign to #StopAsianHate. Ending this horrific spike in anti-Asian violence starts with people like you speaking up about this growing problem. Start by posting your message of support for Asian American communities using the hashtag #StopAsianHate on Friday, March 26. If we all join together and raise our voices against anti-Asian racism, we can keep our communities safe.