Stop Asian Hate
Condemning Anti-Asian Violence
All Americans are praying for the victims of the brutal shootings in Georgia. We grieve with the families and loved ones of Soon C. Park, Hyun Jung Grant, Suncha Kim, Yong A. Yue, Delaina Ashley Yaun, Paul Andre Michels, Xiaojie Tan, and Daoyou Feng.
These shootings are a vicious and vile act that compound the fear and pain that Asian-Americans face each day. It is a profound and cruel injustice that, amid the coronavirus pandemic and economic crisis, the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community also faces the surging threat of violent and deadly attack. The nearly 3,800 reports of incidents targeting the AAPI community over the past year are a challenge to the conscience of our country.
While we can acknowledge these horrific crimes, there is little comfort to give unless we can end injustice against the AAPI community. Answers are urgently needed to determine whether this deadly attack was a hate crime, and what can be done to prevent such an act from ever again happening. The Biden-Harris Administration has already taken vital steps with their executive actions in condemning these shameful attacks, and Congress must continue our work towards stopping this violence and bigotry in America. I am proud to be able to represent such a strong AAPI community in San Francisco and will continue advocating to combat the fear this community has to live with each and every day.
Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi speaking with reporters about the American Rescue Plan.
Lowering Health Care Costs
Thanks to the passage of the American Rescue Plan and strong leadership of the Biden-Harris Administration, today our nation reached a momentous milestone: administering 100 million vaccines to the American people, 42 days before our set goal of 100 days. This momentous achievement is a giant leap forward and builds on the President’s commitment to ensuring every adult in America can be eligible for a vaccine by the beginning of May.
The American Rescue Plan not only provides resources to beat this pandemic, but also expands access to health care insurance coverage. Additionally, the American Rescue Plan:
- Reduces the cost of health care coverage for 9 million consumers: 1 out of 4 enrollees on HeathCare.gov will be able to upgrade to a higher plan category that offers better out of pocket costs at the same or lower premium compared to what they’re paying today.
- Expands the number of people eligible to save money on their health care coverage: About 14.9 million Americans who currently lack health insurance will be able to save money on their premiums to find the coverage they need at a price they can afford.
- Addresses racial health inequities by expanding coverage and reducing costs: Increased affordability and health insurance coverage expansion will allow historically uninsured communities – especially those who have faced significant health disparities – to access coverage, thereby improving opportunities for health care during and beyond the COVID-19.
Since Day One, the Biden-Harris Administration has shown decisive leadership and taken bold action to crush this virus and get the American people the resources and support they need. With the passage of the American Rescue Plan, the Administration and Congressional Democrats have delivered robust relief to get vaccines in people’s arms, money in their pockets, children safely back in schools and workers in jobs.
Staying Up To Date on COVID in San Francisco
With the ever-present threat of COVID-19, it is important to stay updated with the ongoing changes in our community. Below you can find some of those changes as well as tools and resources to help with these developments:
- Get notified when you're eligible, find vaccination sites, and get transportation from Muni and BART
- Vaccine Eligibility for Certain Medical Conditions and People in Congregate Settings
- Expanded Vaccines to Education and Childcare, Emergency Services, and Food Sector Workers
- San Francisco Moves to Red Tier, Reopens Some Activities
- Summer Together for SFUSD students, San Francisco School Reopening, and free meals for children
- Golden State Stimulus and San Francisco Stimulus
- California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program
- San Francisco COVID-19 Data Tracker
- COVID-19 Testing Options; San Francisco COVID-19 Vaccination Plan; and Find a Flu Shot
- California’s COVID-19 exposure notifications on your phone
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