The Sarasota County Democratic Party condemns the senseless violence directed at the Asian American community in the Atlanta area this past week, as well as the increasing reports of violence and disrespect shown to our Asian American neighbors and friends nationwide. Sadly, these deaths follow a year-long escalation of xenophobic, hate-filled actions directed at Asian Americans.
We mourn the eight lives taken in Atlanta, including six Asian American women. Our hearts and deepest condolences go out to the victims’ families. We join those families in collective grief and anger over their loss.
We resoundingly condemn hate-crimes against Asian Americans and all Americans.
Sarasota County Democratic Party Executive Committee