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Jennifer Lopez, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Eva Longoria sign Latinx community solidarity letter




Some of the entertainment industry’s biggest names have signed a “Querida Familia Latina” (“Dear Latin Family”) letter of solidarity and love for the Latinx community, following weeks and even months of devastating news across the US.

“If you are feeling terrified, heartbroken and defeated by the barrage of attacks on our community, you are not alone,” the open letter reads. “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 was published Friday in The New York Times and several other Spanish newspapers. It has over 150 signatures from Latinx leaders in activism, business, and the entertainment industry.

Some of the signatures belong to Jennifer Lopez, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Eva Longoria, America Ferrera, Ricky Martin, Zoe Saldana, Diego Luna, Salma Hayek, Rita Moreno, Becky G, Selena Gomez, and Wilmer Valderrama.

The “Querida Familia Latina” (“Dear Latin Family”) was published on August 16.
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The message comes after the El Paso mass shootings on August 3, increasing ICE raids, the persistence of detention centers with horrific conditions, and a White House law that favors wealthy immigrants for green cards.

“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. “Our humanity must be respected. And, we won’t stop organizing for ourselves, our children, and for the soul of this nation.”

The letter also calls for “allies” of the Latinx community to hold leaders accountable and “speak out loudly against hate.”

In a statement from Mónica Ramírez, the letter’s creator and founder of Justice for Migrant Women, she told INSIDER the meaning behind the letter.

“The Latinx community is known for being loving and welcoming. This letter embodies who we are as a community and the way that we are leading to unite our nation and guide us during these difficult times,” Ramírez wrote. “This message is not about policy or political parties. It is about human decency and care. We are asking people to sign on to love — and it is working.”

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She added, “We hope that our allies and other community members will recognize our shared values and join us for the betterment of our entire country.”

In an interview with Vanity Fair, “Dora and the Lost City of Gold’s” Eva Longoria talked about why the letter is important now more than ever.

“This is a moment in our nation’s history that we have to show up for — not only for our community, but for every community,” Longoria said. “Today it’s us. Yesterday it was a different community, tomorrow it’s going to be a different community.”

Longoria added, “This message isn’t about policy or political parties. It’s about love and decency, and it’s about bringing humanity back into the conversation.”

Read the letters in Spanish and English below.

The “Querida Familia Latina” (“Dear Latin Family”) was published on August 16.
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The “Querida Familia Latina” (“Dear Latin Family”) features signatures from many of Hollywood’s biggest stars.
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