Last year a tremendous amount of effort was expended regarding Hate Crime Awareness Week and I am happy to report that it was a resounding success. I am again seeking your support to ensure that this year we do even better.
Due to our collaborative effort, we managed to trend #NO2HATE last year and reached almost a million people through social media.
As the Hate Crime Lead for the Association for Police and Crime Commissioners I would love to see everyone unite together again to show our support against Hate Crime.
I would like to have a show of unity between all my Police and Crime Commissioner colleagues, together with key partners, stakeholders, voluntary groups and especially the people of our local communities throughout our Counties, standing together to signify a united stance.
To achieve this I would like for everyone to take to social media to post a photograph, either as a selfie, a group selfie, whilst holding the sign of support (if you have the ability to print it) which you can find a printable copy below, and saying a few words to show your support to the week.
The sign includes the hashtag that everyone should use throughout the week, which is #NO2HATE. It is hoped that this will again trend as people across the nation show their joint support.
I will be posting messages throughout the week for you to comment on and share with your contacts and friends so we can get the message out there that we will not tolerate Hate Crime in any form.
Let us all raise awareness of this repugnant crime in its many forms and shout #NO2HATE.
Make sure your printer is set up to print on the appropriate sized paper.
Below you can also download a Twitter banner you can use during the campaign to show your support.