When I was growing up in the only Indian family in a small, rural Southern town of 2,500, teachers didn’t tell me that America was racist. They didn’t tell me I was oppressed. They didn’t teach me that my gender or my background would hold me back.
And I couldn’t be more grateful.
My family stuck out like a sore thumb. My dad wore a turban. He still does to this day. My mom wore a sari. Nobody knew who we were, what we were, or why we were there. I was a brown girl in a black and white world. Every day, my family faced stares, whispers, suspicion, and exclusion.
But then something very American happened.
The community looked beyond skin color. They got to know my family as hard-working people who shared their values. Slowly, those stares turned into smiles. Those whispers turned into words of friendship. We went from being left out to welcomed in.
Not every day was great…but nearly every day was better than the one before.
I haven’t just seen the American story. I’ve lived the American story. And take it from me, the first female and first minority governor of South Carolina…America is NOT a racist country.
This is one of the key reasons I founded Stand For America, a non-profit advocacy organization focused on public policies that strengthen America’s economy, culture, and national security.
An organization that works to preserve the American story. And provide the same opportunity for generations to come.
That is why I am asking you to make your most generous gift right now and join Stand For America in this mission.
Because the Left calls our country “racist” to distract from their own failures.
We can no longer allow them to cry “racism” and scapegoat our country for the problems they create and fuel.
They’ve captured the school classroom, the corporate boardroom, the media green room, and the backrooms of government. They own the commanding heights of culture and politics, and they’re using their position to turn Americans against each other, and against our own country.
This problem runs deeper than being “woke.”
It’s bigger than “Critical Race Theory.”
Those things are dangerous, but the greater danger is that anger toward America is now the bedrock belief of the American Left.
But I have hope because of conservatives across the country just like you.
By contributing today, you stand with nearly 2 million committed conservatives who have joined Stand For America to ensure we protect the values that make America the greatest country in the world.
That’s why I am writing you this personal note and asking you to join Stand For America with a generous donation of $17.76 or more right now.
We must not be ashamed of the American story. We should tell it everywhere we go.
My name is Nikki Haley, and that promise of America has been the constant in my life.
As a brown girl, growing up in a small Southern town, I saw the promise of America unfold before me.
As U.N. Ambassador, I saw that America is still the standard.
Where we lead, the world follows. When we speak, the world listens. What we are, the world wants.
And we know the only way to bring out the best in America is to believe in America.
So please join Stand For America with a donation of $17.76 or more today to preserve our conservative values.
Thank you. God bless you. And may God bless America.
My very best,
Ambassador Nikki Haley