I can not stay silent about the state of affairs and the current immigration ban going on right now in the U.S. Even if I wasn’t the granddaughter and daughter of a Latvian refugee I would still care, still stand up to the religious intolerance happening right now.
I am here today because countries opened their doors to people escaping war. Have we not learned from Word War 2 that religious persecution is wrong? What is happening is wrong, it is illegal and immoral.
It is the first time since my mom died that I am glad she is not here. As a pacifist, a woman who believed in love first at all costs, she would be heartbroken to see what is happening today. I know I am.