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America Ferrera, Eva Longoria among Latinx celebrities in heartfelt open letter 'You are not alone'

Letter comes in support of the Latin community after the tragic mass shooting in El Paso and Dayton
Aug 16, 2019 – 5:24 PM EDT

More than 200 Latinx celebrities spoke out on Friday in an open letter of support to the Latin community affected by the mass shooting that happened earlier this month in El Paso, Texas that claimed the lives of 22 people. Then seperately, another mass shooting that occured hours after in Dayton, Ohio that claimed the lives of nine people.

Some Latinx celebrities that signed off on the letter includes America Ferrera, Eva Longoria, Jennifer Lopez, Diego Luna, Ricky Martin, Lin-Manuel Miranda and many others.

“As a Latina, my heart breaks with every attack on our dignity, humanity and lives. And as an American, I fear for the future of my country when our culture and policies lack a basic decency and respect for human life,” Ferrera wrote in a press release for the letter.

“We’re facing a moral crisis in our country, and we chose to use this moment to raise our voices, and speak up. Integrity starts with looking in the mirror and this letter calls on everyone, not just our community, to choose humanity and decency over hate and violence," Longoria said in the release.

The letter reads...