We need every voice to speak out against Donald Trump, and Lauren Jauregui is adding hers to the chorus!
The Fifth Harmony member has written an open letter to Drumpf, condemning his refugee ban and the banning of people from seven Muslim-majority countries — Syria, Yemen, Libya, Iran, Iraq, Sudan, and Somalia.
She wrote a long and thoughtful piece that was published by People, in which she reiterated the history of the United States, and how all of us except for Native Americans are immigrants who can trace our ancestors’ origins to other countries.
Here’s an excerpt from her piece:
“This country was built and continues to survive off the backs of immigrants and refugees. The term refugee in itself is such a significant word. These people are not terrorists: Many are escaping wars that we created in their lands. To tell another human being that the disastrous tortures of war are not important and to then go even a step further and insult their plight for freedom by labeling them “terrorists” is just disrespectful to humanity. The only terrorism that both history and I have experienced has been at the hands of powerful White men who are willing to systematically kill and conquer without an ounce of empathy for anything but their pockets.”
She continued, urging people to protest and fight back:
“If you are going to these protests, if you need health insurance for yourself or a sick loved one, if you are a woman, if you are a person of color, if you are disabled, if you practice any sort of religion, if you care about the air you breathe and the water you drink, if you showed up to that women’s march in whatever city or state or country or town you came from, you need to fight back. We need to come together and let this administration know that we are not going to stand for another Nazi Germany or Stalin Russia or Mao Zedong China. The list is endless in the course of history, and it all happens the exact same way. The phrase history repeats itself is not a clich├â┬⌐ for free.”
Powerful words from a very intelligent and informed young woman. We are so proud of her!
Read her full statement HERE!
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