Story at a glance
- The All Americans Movement is a campaign advocating for marginalized communities most affected by COVID-19.
- Their website seeks to be a central destination for the public to find coronavirus relief efforts they can contribute to or benefit from.
- Prominent names associated with the movement include Megan Rapinoe, Dave Chappelle, George Takei, Kamala Harris and Jack Dorsey.
Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, many relief efforts have sought to collect aid for those who most need it. But navigating the sea of goodwill can be overwhelming for those looking for a way to give back.
The All Americans Movement wants to help, by serving as a central destination for the public to fulfill medical supply needs, curb racism and violent actions against minority groups, and support additional independent companies.
"These are strange times, but remember guys, kindness wins the day and courage wins the day,” comedian Dave Chapelle said in a PSA released by Humanity Forward. "Like Rakim, always says, 'It ain't where you're from, it's where you're at.' And here, we are all Americans."
The red, white and blue website, featuring a logo anchored by an equal sign and an ascending arrow, lists resources for medical relief, combating racism and economic stimulus, as well as a shop to raise proceeds.
The movement was created by a collective of independent American companies, including Andrew Yang's Humanity Forward, which the group's website says "embody an existing commitment to cross-cultural support, matched with a proven record of delivering quality products."
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Many prominent Asian Americans are listed as part of the movement, including Daniel Dae Kim, Hasan Minhaj, Lisa Ling, Olivia Munn, Prabal Gurung, Phillip Lim, Laura Kim and George Takei, as well as other multicultural artists, athletes, politicians, activists and founders.
In a release, Humanity Forward said "Anti-Asian sentiment is at a generational high due to COVID-19. Too many still inaccurately refer to the disease as the 'China Virus,' despite reports indicating the United States' condition came from Europe."
Asians and Pacific Islanders now make up 16 percent of individuals contacting the Crisis Text Line about coronavirus, nearly three times their proportion of the population in the United States, according to the release. Meanwhile, African American and Latinx communities have higher COVID-19-induced fatalities than any other group.
Still, a chorus of celebrities including Megan Rapinoe and Olivia Munn proclaimed in the PSA video, "We are all Americans."
"So let’s act like it,” Chappelle said.
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