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“We have to stand up and say when things are wrong” a local La Crosse Dad told his 5-year-old daughter.

Sometimes we wonder how to explain to our children about difficult subjects such as bullying, hate crimes, intolerance, meanness.

But this dad said it all – and made his point.

“This is a really simple thing we as neighbors can do.”

This conversation this dad and daughter had was about signs that are showing up in local neighborhoods –  in this 5-year-old’s very own yard – and the park she plays in.

Her Dad was involved in starting a Go Fund Me campaign to purchase“Hate Has No Home Here” signs for local residents to put up in their yards. With increasing intolerance of others and hate speech rapidly growing across the country – yes – even here in La Crosse – it is time to take a shared action.

And even young 5-year-olds will soon be able to read the words on the sign – Hate has no home here – in English – and see those words written also in six other languages.

And when it sits in their front yards – and the front yards of many –  it encompasses a sense of belonging and safety – to know what their family believes – what their community believes – and feel embraced by its message.

Think about it.

To request a FREE yard sign, donate to the campaign, or learn more – visit: http://www.gofundme.com/f/hate-has-no-place-in-la-crosse

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