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Posted on: March 24, 2021

Joint Statement on Hate Speech

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Healdsburg prides itself on being a great community where residents and business-owners of diverse backgrounds can flourish. We are aware that a local business received a letter with vile and hateful anti-Asian language. 
This letter did not come from within our community and it does not reflect our aspirations of full inclusivity and values that unite rather than divide. In fact, we recognize that celebrating and embracing diversity makes us healthier. 
The City of Healdsburg and the Healdsburg Chamber of Commerce condemn these sentiments and will continue to work tirelessly to support our community. The Healdsburg Police Department is reviewing this matter.  Anyone who receives such a letter should contact Sergeant Van Vleck directly at (707) 431-3377. 
In the face of a disturbing rise in hate speech across the country, we call on our community to demonstrate our commitment to inclusiveness by supporting neighbors. We encourage citizens to visit local Asian and Asian-American owned businesses to affirm that they are valued and celebrated members of our community.

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