Pushing back against hate and intolerance
As this contentious election season comes to a close, we are saddened to hear of instances of harassment and discrimination occurring across our nation and in our community; incidents that are creating an environment of fear for our families, friends, neighbors and children. As local leaders, we are calling on you to reaffirm our community values and human rights. We also urge local leaders to join us in pushing back against hate and intolerance.
While we recognize that some of these acts may not be illegal, we call upon our community to do what is right and speak out against incidents of racism and intolerance.
Children should not be bullied at school and should not be questioned about their parents’ immigration status.
Racial slurs do not belong in our stores or our streets.
Voter suppression should not be condoned.
Whites only language in all CCR’s inside El Dorado County should be stricken and removed from the leadership of our county.
Nooses do not belong in our neighborhoods. We deserve better as a community, and should hold one another to a higher standard.
We call upon our leaders to set the example and tone for our community.
Civility, tolerance, and basic human dignity are not partisan issues.
These remarks were delivered by El Dorado County Democratic Chair Lori Anzini to the El Dorado Board of County Supervisors on Dec. 6. Visit http://www.edcdems.org for more information on the El Dorado County Democratic Party.