Daly City is Organizing Against AAPI Attacks
Daly City has zero tolerance for anti-Asian and Pacific Islander (AAPI) attacks. The Stop AAPI Hate reporting center, which opened in March 2020, has received reports of 3,795 incidents nationwide from March 2020 through February 2021. Most incidents, however, go unreported and are not captured in the statistics. Even in the Bay Area and Daly City, there has been a recent increase in unprovoked violence and other attacks against Asian Americans. Many of these attacks have targeted our community’s elders. Please report any anti-AAPI hate incidents and access resources at stopaapihate.org.
Daly City is one of the most diverse cities in the Bay Area; more than 56% of Daly City’s population is Asian and more than half are foreign-born. Older adults account for almost a quarter of Daly City residents and are the most rapidly growing age demographic in our city. To my Daly City community: please stay vigilant. The City has ensured that both uniformed and plain clothes officers are on detail to ensure safety. Please call 911 if you are a witness or victim of any attack.
I will continue to stand united against hate, racism and xenophobia. On March 20th, we rallied against anti-AAPI hate at City Hall in collaboration with community groups and many of our elected representatives, including my colleagues on the City Council, our County Supervisor, State Assemblymember, State Senator and District Attorney. I am proud of our community for coming together. I am grateful for the support of San Mateo County Supervisor David Canepa for creating a “Hate Free Zone” countywide.
Saint Sentinel: New Community-Based Program in Daly City
I am collaborating with the Pilipino Bayanihan Resource Center (PBRC), Kultivate Labs, the Filipino Mental Health Initiative and Eskabo Daan Filipino Martial Arts School to launch a new community-based program called Saint Sentinel. Through this grassroots effort, you can volunteer to protect our community. If you want to get involved, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Program launch is anticipated for late spring.
Juslyn Manalo, Mayor of Daly City
Statement available as PDF.