Publication: Spectrum TV News - Southern California
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California's Asian American communities are on edge after an uptick in anti-Asian hate crimes across the country, and state leaders are showing their support through statements of solidarity and a string of new legislation.
Assemblyman Phil Ting, D-San Francisco, is working together with the Chinese community to condemn hate in San Francisco's Chinatown.
"The only way we can really stop it is to work as a community and stand up and say enough is enough. This is unacceptable," he said.
Ting said Chinatown is the heart of the city's Asian American community and a place where elders should be able to feel safe.
"We need to make sure that they can go about their daily lives and not feel like they can't take their morning walks, not feel like they can't shop for groceries, not feel like they can't go about their everyday errands without getting accosted or potentially getting killed," Ting added.