Colorado & Minnesota Chapters of the
League of Women Voters Release Joint Statement
The Board of the League of Women Voters of the Uncompahgre Valley, representing members in Delta, Montrose and Ouray Counties, endorsed the following statement condemning recent remarks made by U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert.
December 2, 2021
LWV Colorado and LWV Minnesota stand together to denounce the latest anti-Muslim hate and racist vitriol being expressed among our elected officials. U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert’s references to fellow congresswoman Rep. Ilhan Omar with several racist slurs are grotesque and dangerous to both Muslim Americans and to our democracy. We must speak out when false narratives are used to justify racial and religious bigotry, and Rep. Boebert's continued comments that align Muslim people with terrorism must not be tolerated. The League of Women Voters remains vigilant in its condemnation of hate speech in all forms and encourages all elected officials to maintain a code of conduct worthy of their trusted position. Boebert represents Colorado's 3rd congressional district, and Omar represents Minnesota's 5th congressional district