Allies Solidarity Network Launches To Unite Non-Profit Organization Efforts To Address Hate

In response to rising hate and harassment in the US, nine non-profit organizations will join forces to act proactively in the face of hate
For Immediate Release
Ana Valesquez
Louise Liu (202) 657-7413

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, Right To Be, an organization working to end harassment in all its forms, has launched the Allies Solidarity Network, a group of non profit organizations dedicated to supporting communities experiencing hate and harassment. The Allies Solidarity Network will aim to take action against identity-based hate, discrimination, harassment, and violence through an intersectional approach - an approach that is needed now more than ever. 

The Allies Solidarity Network includes organizations serving different communities across identities like race, disability, gender, sexuality, and religion: Eye to EyeAJ SOCALPhi Iota Alpha Fraternity, IncCAIR Chicago1 Million Madly Motivated MomsSibling Leadership NetworkThe Montrose CenterAsian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC, and Act To Change.

While violent crime has been on the decline since the 90s according to FBI statistics, a report from the Leadership Conference Education Fund, hate crimes have increased by more than 80% across the identities since 2015 in the United States. 

The Allies Solidarity Network will act proactively to raise awareness, respond to moments of hate, amplify the efforts of each partner’s mission, and facilitate collaborative programming between community leaders. Some actions will include social media campaigns, official communications (public statements), and conversations with experts across communities during moments of increased risk.

“We are proud to announce the launch of this collaborative effort. The network’s mission is to harness the power of the collective to strengthen all our efforts for a more just world, especially in the lead-up to another contentious election season,” said Jorge Arteaga, Vice President of Movement Building of Right To Be. “By joining our resources, expertise, and commitment, we hope to empower the communities impacted by hate and stand resilient in the face of adversity.”

“Our members all advocate for different communities that are experiencing increasing hate and harassment, but often our struggles intersect. As members of this network, these organizations are not only connected by hate, they are now all also united by the shared belief in allyship,” said Gabriela Mejia, Movement Building and Communications Manager at Right To Be. “Our shared hope is that no community will stand alone in the face of hate.” 

As the network prepares for an active fall agenda, it welcomes organizations to continue to grow their membership. The application form to join is currently open at: 

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