The Mexican American Community says: "Donald Trump is Not Who We Are"

"Among individuals, as among nations, respect for the rights of others is peace.” -Benito Juárez

As a member of the Mexican American community, I invite all members to stand together against the racial, religious and other intolerance that Donald Trump’s policies and rhetoric promotes. It is putting our Latino, Muslim-American, those with disabilities, and other community members directly at risk.

"When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best. They're not sending you. They're not sending you. They're sending people that have lots of problems, and they're bringing those problems with us. They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists. And some, I assume, are good people." -Donald J. Trump

There is no place for this kind of discrimination in America. We must stand up for those that are most at risk from Trump’s rhetoric and policies, and defeat his brand of hate once and for all.

As a community, we affirm the values that make us who we are: diversity, openness and compassion.

Join me in saying: Donald Trump is not who America is, and he is not who Mexican Americans are.

Why is this important?

I'm a first generation Mexican immigrant who seeks to make this country better for all. As a United States Citizen, I vow to use my voice and empower the voices of others to stand against injustices against humanity.

My parents, family, and friends and people within the Mexican American community are hardworking individuals. The love, generosity, and kindness of the Mexican American community is a staple of American culture.

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