America Ferrera, Eva Longoria Reassure Latinx Community in Open Letter: 'You Are Not Alone'

8/16/2019 12:00:00 PM

America Ferrera (@AmericaFerrera), @EvaLongoria reassure Latinx community in open letter: 'You are not alone'

America Ferrera (AmericaFerrera), EvaLongoria reassure Latinx community in open letter: 'You are not alone'

The message, published Friday in The New York Times, La Opinion, El Nuevo Herald and El Diario and signed by over 150 leaders in entertainment and other industries, aims to buoy community members following ICE raids, the El Paso shooting and reports of migrant detention conditions.

"If you are feeling terrified, heartbroken and defeated by the barrage of attacks on our community, you are not alone," the Latinx leaders wrote in an open letter to thefamilia LatinaThe New York Times, La Opinion, El NuevoHeraldandEl Diario

newspapers on Friday. "But, we will not be broken. We will not be silenced. We will continue to denounce any hateful and inhumane treatment of our community. We will demand dignity and justice."The letter, which was published in English in the

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America Ferrera, Eva Longoria, Mónica Ramírez, Wilder Valderrama and over 150 Latinx leaders in entertainment, business and activism sent a message of solidarity to their community on Friday following ICE raids, the El Paso shooting and reports of poor migrant detention conditions.originally appeared on abcnews.Leaders from both sides of the U..

"If you are feeling terrified, heartbroken and defeated by the barrage of attacks on our community, you are not alone," the Latinx leaders wrote in an open letter to the familia Latina The New York Times, La Opinion, El Nuevo Herald and El Diario newspapers on Friday. "But, we will not be broken.com Former Texas congressman Beto O'Rourke gave a speech in El Paso, Texas Thursday, looking to revive his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination, in the wake of a mass shooting in the city that resulted in the deaths of 22 people. We will not be silenced. People lined up hours before the memorial and packed the stadium in downtown El Paso that could hold about 8,000. We will continue to denounce any hateful and inhumane treatment of our community."I want to be the leader for this country that we need right now and we do not have . We will demand dignity and justice.

" The letter, which was published in English in the Times El Paso shooting at a Walmart in Texas that targeted Latinx families and left 22 dead and 24 injured, which is being investigated as an act of terrorism — as a motivation for the message.. Most of the dead had Hispanic last names, and eight were Mexican nationals. It cited last week's ICE raids in Mississippi that brought an estimated 680 workers who were believed not to have documentation to work in the U.S." O'Rourke said that during the rest of his campaign, you'll find him in"places that Donald Trump has been terrorizing and demeaning" -- here meaning immigrant communities. into custody, the Trump administration's child separation policy and Trump's political rhetoric about immigrants as well. Hate will never overcome who we are," El Paso Mayor Dee Margo said. "The indignities and cruelty we have endured will never change the truth that the contributions we make to this country are invaluable," the letter continues. But O'Rourke said he wanted to be there for them, explaining,"Anyone that this president puts down, we're going to do our best to lift up.

"Our humanity must be respected. And, we won’t stop organizing for ourselves, our children, and for the soul of this nation." The former congressman will be returning to the trail after his El Paso speech, first in Mississippi on Friday, in the aftermath of historic immigration raids, and then in Arkansas for the Democratic Party's Clinton Dinner on Saturday. There is nowhere in North America like El Paso-Juárez." To "allies," the letter asks that they hold leaders accountable, support community organizations and do their part to speak up and act against "hate." Prominent signees include including actors Zoe Saldana, Salma Hayek Pinault, Jimmy Smits, Kate del Castillo, Eugenio Derbez, Demian Bichir, Alexis Bledel, Gina Rodriguez, Jennifer Lopez, Lin-Manuel Miranada and José Andrés. Gun control will be at the heart of his campaign. Mónica Ramírez, the founder of Justice for Migrant Women and Esperanza: The Immigrant Women’s Legal Initiative of the Southern Poverty Law Center, got the idea for the letter in the aftermath of the Mississippi ICE raids on Aug. Greg Abbott received a huge applause from the crowd in the predominantly Democratic city when he said that he would"dismantle the purveyors of hate.

7."The response to this has to be that each of us make a commitment to see clearly… and to act decisively in this moment of truth. That day and the day following, she reached out to Latinx leaders in entertainment and other fields to pull a message together. "I just really felt strongly that we needed to speak with one voice to our community in such a difficult moment," she says." He said not only universal background checks, red flag laws and an assaults weapons ban are needed, but also a policy for the government to buy those weapons back." One section of the stadium was reserved for Walmart employees such as Rosa Fernandez, 65, an El Paso native. She felt that it was important to bring in prominent names in the Latinx community because "they represent different areas of life for Latinx communities." In addition, each of the signees "have people who look up to them and listen to them, whether that's inside or outside the Latinx community," and she wanted to utilize those networks." O'Rourke raised considerable attention for his strong response to the shooting, which included traveling to El Paso and cancelling all presidential campaign events, including eschewing the famous Iowa State Fair.

  Signee Olga Segura, the actor-producer behind The Dinner and Verónica , said that she wanted to sign the letter because "We want our community to know that we are not alone."Seeing the people scattered dead on the ground. It's inspiring to see many people starting to link arms in support of the Latinx community and our country. He also crossed the border to the city of Juárez to visit with the family of a Mexican national who was killed in the shooting." Ultimately, Ramírez hopes the letter shows that Latinx leadership is needed in the U.S. "We have a racism in American that is as old as America itself . Walmart spokeswoman LeMia Jenkins said the store remains a"secure location with controlled access. at present.

 "We think that it is a symbol of our leadership in the way that we as a community are known for being a loving and open community, we believe that this is the kind of leadership that is needed in the country and that we want people to follow.." Read the letters in English and Spanish below. Patrick Crusius, 21, is charged with capital murder in the 22 deaths. ."What he says, and what he does does not just offend our sensibilities … it changes who we are as a country.