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  • Writer's pictureVoces Unidas Action Fund

Community rally sends message of unity in response to “non-sanctuary” resolution

More than 60 diverse community members joined Voces Unidas Action Fund last Sunday for a pro-immigrant, pro-unity and pro-diversity community rally in response to the “non-sanctuary” county resolution recently approved by the Garfield County Board of County Commissioners.

Our goal was to demonstrate unified community support for immigrants, underscore the importance of unity, and celebrate diversity. Thanks to the tireless enthusiasm of all those who took part, it’s safe to say our message of solidarity was heard loud and clear.

Chanting and displaying signs that read "We STAND with Immigrants," "We all belong here," "Promote Unity, Not Hate," and "Diversity is our Strength," community members let the Garfield County officials behind the resolution know that hateful and inhumane policies have no place in Garfield County and the Roaring Fork Valley.

Distinguished speakers included Voces Unidas President and CEO Alex Sánchez, State Rep. Elizabeth Velasco (HD-57), Pastor Jeff Carlson from Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Roaring Fork School District Vice-President Jasmin Ramirez, Garfield County Democrats Chair Debbie Bruell, and Garfield County Commissioner candidate Steven Arauza, a Voces Unidas leadership program graduate.

The gathering provided an opportunity for community members and leaders to forge connections and stand in solidarity. With two of the three county commissioner seats up for election in November, voters have a pivotal opportunity to elect representatives committed to reversing the “non-sanctuary county” resolution.

Thanks to everyone who attended the rally and for the support of community members who continue to make Garfield County an inviting and inclusive community for all!


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