E-mail email@example.com to add your name to this letter to stand with the Latinx people of Blaine County.
Carta en español: https://thehungercoalition.org/es/abogacia/
A letter to the editor prepared by The Hunger Coalition & The Alliance of Idaho
We are standing up for fundamental American principles of fairness and justice in support of our immigrant and refugee friends, neighbors, and co-workers. The United States is a nation of immigrants, both voluntary and involuntary, and recognizing this fact, we stand with those who are targets of racial discrimination in our country.
Many of our Latinx friends and neighbors across the country are terrified — regardless of documentation status. We stand and work together to help build safe, just, and welcoming communities for all. We celebrate what the Latinx community brings to this country, and we support those working to protect the basic human rights of immigrants by engaging in education, outreach, and advocacy at local, state, and national levels.
Latinx families – like all families – want the best possible future for their children. They hold values deeply rooted in culture, faith, education, courage, and hard work. Many local businesses, classrooms, youth programs, as well as an extraordinary workforce, are led by our Latinx neighbors, and they are crucial to what makes our beautiful community thrive.
To the impacted community in this valley and around the country, the undersigned organizations and individuals say: If you are afraid for your safety, if you worry that your parent or child may be taken away from you, please know we will support you in any way we can. We stand in solidarity with you with the recognition that your participation in this community makes us all better.
If you are interested in adding your name to this letter, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Your name will be added to our website. If you would like to know what you can do to help support impacted communities, please email email@example.com. Thank you.
Organizations Signing onto this Letter:
Alliance of Idaho
Blaine County School District #61
Bellevue Public Library
Founder of 100 Men Who Care, Marty Lyon
Girls on the Run of Southern Idaho
Hailey Public Library
Indivisible Blaine County
Sun Valley Center for the Arts
The Community Library
The Hunger Coalition
Wood River YMCA
Wood River Inclusive Catholic Community
St. Thomas Episcopal Church
The Rev. Lea Colvill, Emmauel Episcopal Church
Bellevue Mayor, Ned Burns
Blaine County Commissioner, Jacob Greenberg
Blaine County Commissioner, Angenie McCleary
City of Bellevue Council President, Kathryn Goldman
City of Carey Council President, Lane Durtschi
City of Hailey Council President, Martha Burke
City of Ketchum Council President, Michael David
City of Sun Valley Council President, Keith Saks
Idaho Senator Michelle Stennett, District 26
Idaho State Representative Muffy Davis, District 26
Idaho State Representative Sally Toone, District 26
Ketchum Mayor, Neil Bradshaw
President Nancy Hughes, Stove Team International
Star Law Office
Sun Valley Charitable Foundation, Inc.
Community volunteers and leaders:
Susan and Arnold Blair
Shannon M. Bryant
Barbara and Chuck Corwin
Janet and Roger DeBard
Dick and Diana Fassino
Susan and Nathan Fierman
Aubrey Stepehns & Manon Gaudreau
Peggy Elliot Goldwin
MaryAnn Ley & Rev. Teresa Gregory
Carol Harlig and Len Harlig
Butch and Penny Harper
Robin Leavitt and Terry Friedlander
Marcia and Don Liebich
Jeanne and Tom Liston
Sheila and Jerry Mells
Donna M. and Reginald R. Reeves
Nancy and Brad Rosenberg
The Scales Family