Florida says, "Donald Trump is Not Who We Are"

As a member of the Florida community, I invite all members to stand together against the racial, religious and other intolerance that Donald Trump’s policies and rhetoric promotes. His unprecedented discourse is actively harming the social fabric that binds our nation together -- our democracy and our ideals.

Openly questioning the fairness and legitimacy of our electoral process, inciting racial animosity, and advocating the widespread usage of torture and war crimes are just a few of the many profoundly un-American aspects of Mr. Trump's campaign.

As a community, we must not allow our nation to be ruled by hatred nor animated by a fear of diversity. We cannot tolerate Donald Trump's brand of intolerance.

Join me in saying: Donald Trump is not who America is, and he is not who Florida is.

Why is this important?

We have an opportunity, as residents of Florida--and ultimately the United States--to deliver the message that this behavior is not acceptable of any American, whether elected to office or not. Send the message to the Republican Party that progress is made by bravely moving forward to address challenges; we cannot advance by fearfully retreating into a bigoted past.

Florida, United States

The views expressed in this letter are solely those of the individual author. They do not express the views or endorsement of any named organization