Grace is a high school junior. She is a beautiful young lady who is kind, caring, and compassionate. She loves dance and theater and is a good student. Grace has chosen to exercise her rights and attend school without wearing a mask. The local school board has voted to enforce a universal mask policy that we believe is unlawful and in violation of the constitution of the state of Wyoming.
Grace has endured suspensions and was arrested for not wearing a mask. She has also been targeted by peers and school staff members for exercising her rights. Grace is raising funds to help with the legal cost of defending her civil liberties and the civil liberties of other students in Wyoming who are enduring the same unlawful treatment. By supporting this fight for their liberties, you are helping ensure the rights of every citizen of the state of Wyoming.
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We appreciate your support, and Wyoming needs more Grace!
Stand With Grace Update March 2022 March 9, 2022
It has been
a few months and we\'d like to share a legal update and let you know how Grace is doing personally. Grace joined a federal lawsuit with the
nonprofit organization Free Wyoming 23 that included plaintiffs throughout the
state of Wyoming. The lawsuit sought justice regarding unconstitutional COVID
mandates and measures enacted by the governor, state health agencies, and school
districts. The lead attorney failed to meet filing deadlines and the lawsuit
was ultimately dismissed without prejudice. Fortunately, Grace’s name was
removed before the final dismissal so we could pursue her case independently.
proven to be a difficult task to find the right people to represent us legally.
After lots of prayer and consideration, God has provided us with a team of
attorneys from Wyoming and Colorado. They specialize in constitutional law and
defending our civil liberties, and they believe Grace has a strong case to be
the catalyst for change. It is our desire to see the case through to a ruling
in federal court to establish future protections in Wyoming and across the
country. We don’t desire to benefit personally, but seek to have individual
rights protected. Things should start moving forward more rapidly now. We
appreciate prayer for wisdom and discernment as we move forward.
Grace has struggled. She has shouldered a huge burden for someone her age. It
has been difficult to navigate the transition from everything she knew to her
new “normal” and she misses some of the things she gave up. Grace has
incredible determination, though, and she faces each day with courage. She is
completing online classes, working, and plans to spend the summer as a
counselor at a Christian wilderness camp in our region. Please continue to pray
for strength, encouragement, and stamina for her and our family. We appreciate
all of your messages, prayer, and support.
Update #3 October 26, 2021
We wanted to reach out and give another update on Grace. She started her homeschool program this week and is doing well. Grace's cousin designed a website for her that follows her story and has links to all her media interviews and articles. There is also a link to a YouTube channel that has videos of her arrest along with the video of her speech to the school board. You can check those out at: www.standwithgrace.com We are so proud of this girl!
There has been some development on the legal front as well. The city of Laramie has already sent a motion to dismiss one of her trespassing tickets and we believe they are going to motion to dismiss the 2nd trespassing ticket as well. We are trusting that God is in control and His will be done as it pertains to the criminal charges against Grace. On the larger civil law case, we have joined two different fights. We are part of a larger class action federal case that hopes to restore liberty back to the people. This will be filled in a federal court in the 10th district and is the case we hope will have the desired outcome for not only Wyoming but other cases like it in the country. Grace is also going to be part of a more local state case that will not only involve her but others from our school district. This case will be more tied to here situation specifically and involve other students from her school district.
On an exciting note; Grace was asked if a House Bill being presented to grant health waivers for the mask and vaccine requirements across the state could be named in her honor. We of course said yes! Wyoming House Bill HB1010 (Grace Smith Medical Feedom Act) is going to be presented to the house today during an emergency session. We are going over to stand on the steps of the capital in show of support! Please keep us and all these things in your prayers. https://www.wyoleg.gov/Legislation/2021/SF1010?specialSessionValue=1
P.S. we are still trying to get through all the messages and emails from all of you and hope we can get responses out to you soon. It is so amazing the amount of support and encouragement we have received from all over the world!
Update #2 From Grace October 19, 2021
I want to thank each and every one of you! Like my dad said, your comments have been the little light in our lives in the midst of all the chaos. Each donation is truly a blessing and the kind things that you all had to say to me were absolutely amazing! You have no idea how much your support has meant to my entire family over the past week. I wanted to give you all a quick update because I’m sure you’re all waiting to see what I do next!
As some of you may already know, I will be switching to a homeschool program because of personal safety concerns with the school, but also my stance on principle with everything I’ve been fighting for. Now that we know that they will truly enforce this ridiculous rule, I was faced to make a choice to put the mask on and go to school, or stay home, and I didn’t want to continue to push something I didn’t have to. I will continue to fight though! We have retained our lawyer and we will be taking this fight to court with the help of your amazing donations!
We will continue to update you all as my story develops more and more, but for now my family and I just ask for prayer. God is the one thing we all truly have in this broken world and in the midst of trials and tribulation. This fight has already been so taxing on every member of my family so I ask that you pray for peace and protection. We are praying for God to lay his hand on our family because I already know he is holding my hand through this righteous fight!
Thank you again for all of your support, you are each an individual blessing on my life!
"In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world." ~ John 16:33
Love, Grace :)
Update #1 October 12, 2021
We are humbled and amazed at what God is doing through the courage of this young lady! I want you all to know that your comments have been our source of strength these past few days. The world is so divided right now you can only imagine the hate our family has received. It is our prayer that God would be glorified and Grace would encourage others to rise up and righteously proclaim their liberties be returned to them! Grace is working through reading each and every comment and is going to write her own thank you. In the meantime we wanted to let everyone know that you are all a blessing! Your passionate words of encouragement have done more for this family than you may ever know! Today is a big day for us with several national interviews, and then we hope to begin having days that are a bit more normal! -The Smith Family
Pray for Grace and our family that we would have the strength and stamina to see this through
Pray for Grace to know she is Loved!
Pray for wisdom and discernment for our legal team and for us.