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Readers Say Thanks

Ramirez acknowledges help with campaign

As I come into this new role of school board director, I would like to thank those of you who supported me with encouragement, those of you who endorsed me, and those who took the time to write a letter to the editor.

Thank you to those who wore my pins/stickers, let me tag your car windows with my name, shared my images/letters and page, and those who voted.

An immense thank-you also to those who contributed monetarily to my campaign; I could not have been successful without your generosity. I stand with all of you in continuing the work for a better diverse representative experience for our families and children. I am humbled and grateful for the hope you’ve inspired in our valley. That wonderful optimism is enough to energize many of us on the journey of equity and is a win in itself.

I would like to dedicate this campaign to the many dreamers in my life. My children — may you always aspire to dream big dreams and then pursue them. My husband, who always encourages me to pursue mine. My parents, whose immeasurable sacrifices as immigrants in this great country I will never be able to repay, and who taught me the value of civic service to my community. My many educators who have gifted me with priceless knowledge and skills, including my fifth-grade teacher, Mr. Atencio, who was my greatest campaign contributor. I am inspired by educators like him, whose devotion continues long after students leave their classroom walls.

To the dreamers and immigrant students and families in this valley, I walk alongside you in this journey as we lean into hope. I am in awe of your strength and courage to continue to dream for yourselves and your children. As a mother and member of this valley and school community, I want to reinforce to you: You are welcome here, you belong here, home is here.

Jasmin Ramirez

Glenwood Springs

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