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NOMAarizona is deeply saddened by the rising acts of verbal abuse and physical violence against our sisters and brothers in the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. We firmly stand in solidarity with our AAPI community against all types of intolerance, racism and gender inequality.
Members of NOMAarizona
A Statement of Solidarity
In the wake of the deaths, mistreatment and violence taking place in our country over the last few days, we feel necessary to call for awareness, unity and strength.
Let us pray for life of George Floyd, Breona Taylor, Brian Quinones, Ahmaud Arbery and for the ongoing list of those who have been hurt, harmed, brutalized, mistreated and killed. We feel outraged. It is difficult to comprehend and understand the pain of those that must live and walk in fear. We must stand together. Now more than ever, we must stand up, stay together and make a difference in the fight against racism, as Michelle Obama so eloquently put, ‘when they go low, we go high’, we are our best tool to fight inequality.
We encourage you all to be there for your community, help where help is needed and pray for the families that are suffering. We are all dealing with this rage and sadness among a global pandemic, we pray for strength and perseverance to grow within each and every one of you.
We are a family, a community and will get through this difficult time. That is the grace we see in every one of our members, we’re proud of each one of you for continuing to support each other no matter what the situation.
There will be a time when events like this will no longer be part of our reality.
Please take every necessary precaution during this time to stay safe and stay healthy. Let us all support each other and love each other through this undignified chain of events.
Remember, Our Strength is Our Diversity!
NOMAarizona's Executive Board:
Carlos A. Murrieta - President
Elizabeth Grajales - Vice President
Brooke Montelongo - Secretary
Maurita Harris -Historian/Parliamentarian
Gary J. Nelson - Immediate Past President