Eva Longoria and more than 150 celebs artists and leaders have signed and shared an open letter in support of the Hispanic community after the mass shooting in El Paso and recent ICE raids.
The letter was recently published in The New York Times and other newspapers.
“This message isn’t about policy or political parties,” Longoria said on Instagram. "We Latinos have been smeared by political rhetoric and murdered in violent hate crimes. We have been separated from our families and have watched our children caged. We have been targeted with mass shootings and mass ICE raids meant to terrify us, squash our hope and break our spirits. 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."
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Over 200 Latinx leaders have joined forces to call on all of us to speak out and fight for the humanity of all people. Read the solidarity letter, share the love, and declare yourself an ally. http://bit.ly/queridafamilia. #QueridaFamilia ————————— Más de 200 Latinx líderes se han unido para convocarnos a todos a hablar y luchar por la humanidad de todas las personas. Lee la carta de solidaridad, comparte el amor y declárate un aliado. http://bit.ly/queridafamilia_espanol #Querida Familia
The Associated Press reported that Eva Longoria and America Ferrera got the idea for the letter after they talked and found out they were both depressed and sad after the recent events.
"As a Latina, my heart breaks with every attack on our dignity, humanity and lives. And as an American, I fear for the future of my country when our culture and policies lack a basic decency and respect for human life," America Ferrera said in a statement. "We all have a responsibility to show up in this moment and demand decency for one another and for our country."
Latin artists such as Jennifer Lopez, Gina Rodriguez, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Carmen Perez, Anthony D. Romero, Wilmer Valderrama, Zoe Saldana, Salma Hayek Pinault, Ricky Martin, Rosario Dawson, Diego Luna, Dolores Huerta, Sandra Cisneros also signed the letter.