Town establishes Asian-American Advisory Committee

The Island Now

The Town of North Hempstead has announced the formation of an Asian-American Advisory Committee in response to the rise in hate crimes against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in New York and around the country.

“During the past year, there has been a horrific surge in hate crimes against Asian Americans around the country,” said North Hempstead Supervisor Judi Bosworth. “Hatred and bigotry have no place in the Town of North Hempstead, and that is why we joined the Not in our Town initiative several years ago. Building on the success of that program, we are establishing an Asian American Advisory Committee to help increase the dialogue with our Asian American community and to further promote kindness and compassion.”

“North Hempstead takes a stand against bias and hate crimes, including those targeting our Asian American residents. Many incidences can go unreported. We need to unite to prevent and put an end to the violence and bias,” said Council Member Veronica Lurvey.

The town installed Not In Our Town signs throughout the town showing unity and support for those in the Asian American community. The signs feature the same message that we can stop hate together in various languages. It also encourages individuals to call 911 or your local police precinct to report a hate crime.

For more information, please call 311 or 516-869-6311.

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