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Statement of Solidarity with the Asian American Community

Sandy Hook Promise stands in solidarity with the Asian American community, currently enduring an epidemic of violence and harassment. We believe everyone has the right to be safe wherever they are: at school, at home and in their communities. 

The recent rise in racism and hate crimes directed toward Asian Americans is horrifying. The expressions of hate and bigotry terrorize communities and cause collective trauma and reinforce systems of oppression. 

Every day across the country, we teach kids to value inclusivity, speak up against injustice and victimization and get help for those who need it. At this moment, we must come together to take action, support our communities, and denounce this epidemic of anti-Asian discrimination, violence, and bigotry. We must fight fear and hatred with our commitment to look out for one another and speak up to get help when we see potential violence and injustice in any form.


About Sandy Hook Promise: Sandy Hook Promise (SHP) is a national nonprofit organization with a mission to end school shootings and create a culture change that prevents violence and other harmful acts that hurt children. Through its life-saving, evidence-informed Know the Signs prevention programs, SHP educates and empowers youth and adults to recognize, intervene, and get help for individuals who may be socially isolated and/or at risk of hurting themselves or others. Through nonpartisan policy and partnerships, SHP advances gun safety, youth mental health, and violence prevention education at the state and federal levels that protect all children from gun violence in their schools, homes, and communities. SHP is led by several family members whose loved ones were killed in the tragic mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012.  

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Aimee Thunberg | [email protected] | 646.761.5579