ENDORSEMENTS

NMHRP would like to thank our community and state leaders who have taken an interest in supporting the international exhibit. Thus far we have received endorsement from the following individuals:

“I’m thrilled to support the Anne Frank exhibit and its return to New Mexico.  I applaud New Mexico Human rights Projects’ continued effort to flight ignorance and to promote tolerance and understanding in our state.  Anne Frank: A History for Today deserves our community support and enthusiasm.” U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman

“I commend the New Mexico Human Rights Foundation for their dedication and fight against intolerance. Bringing the Anne Frank Exhibition to New Mexico will offer invaluable lessons of racial, cultural and religious tolerance to people of all ages and I encourage everyone to take the time and visit it.”  U.S. Senator Tom Udall

“The Anne Frank Exhibit is an example of enlightenment through the words of a survivor. Its return will be a wonderful opportunity for students and adults to learn of her heroism. Thanks to the New Mexico Human Rights Projects for its efforts to bring the exhibit back to New Mexico.”  U.S. Representative Harry Teague

“I commend New Mexico Human Rights Projects for their dedication to creating a more tolerant and just future for our children. Having the Anne Frank Exhibition in New Mexico will provide a tremendous opportunity for us all to be reminded of and reflect on the historical struggle of tolerance, mutual respect, and human rights.”  U.S. Representative Martin Heinrich

“I am honored that the Anne Frank Exhibit is returning to New Mexico and believe this is a unique opportunity for our students to recognize an important historical figure. The New Mexico Human Rights Project should be acknowledged for bringing back this piece of profound historical significance to our state.”  U.S. Representative Ben Ray Lujan

“The New Mexico Human Rights Projects deserves all of our support for its continuing work in educating New Mexicans, particularly our school children, to the crucial lessons we must garner from the Holocaust.  Now they have brought back again the Anne Frank exhibit.  I hope thousands will visit and take active part in discussing the meaning of the life and sufferings of this incredible young woman. Thank you NMHRP for making this opportunity available.” State Senator Jerry Ortiz y Pino, District 12.

“It is a great privilege to have the Anne Frank Exhibit back in 2010 thanks to the New Mexico Human Rights Project. As State Senator for the International District in Albuquerque, I strongly believe in educating students on cultural history and diversity. Focusing on the past is a way for our youth to understand the future. The strength and courage of Anne Frank’s words will help our children appreciate all cultures.”  State Senator Tim Keller

Anne Frank’s message of compassion to others is both important and inspirational. She is an enduring example for our youth of the resiliency of the human spirit. Creating an awareness of racial, cultural and religious tolerance for New Mexicans is imperative today. I commend New Mexico Human Right Projects for bringing the Anne Frank: A History for Today Exhibit to New Mexico.”  Mayor Richard J. Berry

"Anne Frank: A History for Today is a reminder that human rights are significant to all of us. Through this unique event, schools will have the opportunity to provide New Mexico students with a meaningful and educational experience resulting in a better understanding of why peace and social justice are important." Tom Swisstack, Mayor of Rio Rancho

It is a great honor to welcome the Anne Frank: A History for Today exhibit back to Albuquerque.  In Albuquerque we don’t tolerate diversity … we celebrate it!  It is a core part of our true strength as a community.  The story of Anne Frank provides a context to shape our sense of empathy and diversity.”  Mayor Martin Chavez

Juvenile Justice involved girls are often witnesses and victims of violence and intolerance in their homes and communities.  The participants in the Program for the Empowerment of Girls (PEG) have benefited from the positive life lessons and experiences made possible by New Mexico Human Rights Projects.  The PEG Team enthusiastically accepted the invitation for our young ladies and their parents to participate in and benefit from the unique opportunity afforded by the Anne Frank Exhibit.  We all look forward to learning from the experience. Judge John J. Romero, Jr. District Judge, Children's Court Division

"United World Colleges believe in using education as a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future.  Educating us all through the story of Anne Frank, in the context of human rights education, is a project we are proud to endorse and support, as it too can only lead to a more peaceful and sustainable future for us all. We're grateful for the NM Human Rights Project for bringing the exhibit to New Mexico." Lisa Darling, President, United World College-USA.

"The Holocaust and Intolerance Museum of New Mexico is pleased to endorse the Anne Frank Exhibit as an important project to teach visitors about the dangers of intolerance.  We believe that any and all opportunities to educate about the horrors of the Holocaust and the dangers of intolerance are extremely important and commend the New Mexico Human Rights Projects for bringing this exhibit to New Mexico." Andrew Lipman, President, Holocaust and Intolerance Museum of New Mexico