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Early last week, Rep. This is happening. Lopez, who is involved in the art scene in Nashua, cleaned up the graffiti right away. That was on Tuesday. They posted a message on Telegram, a social media platform that has become a hotbed for right-wing extremism.
The app has grown to more than million users worldwide, fueled in part by the Capitol insurrection, and is known for its relaxed policies around content moderation.
In October, they put stickers up around the neighborhood. Not all incidents end up getting reported, Espitia said. Espitia said that the days since receiving the message have been crazy. And he worries about his Nashua neighbors — the mostly Latino community he represents. Of the 10,person district, about 28 percent are Latino. After Espitia received the message from the white nationalist group on Friday, he met up with a friend for drinks at his favorite bar. When they were leaving, Espitia spotted a sticker of Hitler on a mailbox outside.
But he also saw a local business owner at work peeling it off. That gave him hope. Republican Speaker of the House Sherman Packard has spoken out against the incident, as has Democratic leadership, including House Democratic Leader Renny Cushing, who called it a blatantly racist attack. The mayor of Nashua also spoke out against the threats to Espitia. He said the incident made him think about Kiah Morris, the Vermont state representative who reed in after receiving threats of violence. At the time, Morris was the only Black woman serving in the House of Representatives.
The message from white nationalists last week is not an isolated event, Espitia said.
When he was endorsed by a gun violence prevention group, some people responded by questioning his citizenship. Espitia was raised in Santa Ana, California, in a predominantly Mexican community where almost everyone spoke Spanish. He left his bubble, as he calls it, and started forming his own identity as a Chicano, who is proud of his Mexican American heritage. In college, Espitia studied history at Princeton with a minor in African American studies. His classmates came from around the world, but he was always aware that the institution was primarily white.
He went to New Mexico and fell in love with campaigning and community organizing: knocking on doors, making phone calls, getting people together around a common goal. He said it was one of the best experiences of his life. They recently bought a house. Home About Subscribe Contact Donate. Manny Espitia of Nashua moved to New Hampshire in How the new, expanded federal child tax credit will work. A federal investigation seeks to uncover the painful history of Native American boarding schools. Latest News. Latest Commentary.
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