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Latinos at the DNC Today, Check out the day’s schedule!

August 25th, 2008 · 3 Comments

There are some notable Latinos at the DNC today.

Everyone is abuzz with news that Senator Ted Kennedy, who is battling a malignant brain tumor, may actually speak to the crowd today. His niece, Caroline Kennedy, is introducing his tribute this evening. Considering all that Senator Kennedy has done for Latino Americans in terms of civil rights, education, and health care, and his affinity for belting out mariachi tunes, I think that he has earned his Latino credentials.

If you are following the day’s events, you might keep an eye out for jazz singer Margie Perez from New Orleans, Patricia Madrid, the Attorney General of New Mexico, and Congressional Hispanic Caucus members, Reps. Baca, Napolitano, and Reyes.

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Tags: Congressional Hispanic Caucus · Congressman Joe Baca · Democratic Party · Kennedys · Rep. Grace Napolitano · Rep. Silvestre Reyes

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  • 1 Bert Garcia // Aug 26, 2008 at 10:59 am

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  • 2 webmaster // Aug 26, 2008 at 4:09 pm

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  • 3 Jeff Ecc // Nov 16, 2008 at 12:30 am

    Thank you for your blog article on Karen Salazar a few months ago. I’m a teacher in South-Central Los Angeles working with the Association of Raza Educators (A.R.E.)

    Would you consider blogging about A.R.E.’s campaign protesting the Hispanic Scholarship Fund’s discrimination against undocumented students?

    Below is a press release. The campaign website is http://www.openHSF.com

    Sincerely,
    Jeff Ecc
    Member, Public Relations Committee
    Association of Raza Educators
    Los Angeles, CA

    F O R I M M E D I A T E R E L E A S E

    The Association of Raza Educators (ARE) is ramping up its national campaign with a protest November 20, 2008 outside Hispanic Scholarship Fund headquarters in San Francisco demanding HSF stop discrimination against undocumented students. Twenty CBOs are endorsing the effort.

    HSF has given out almost $250 million in scholarships and as a private org is one of the few sources undocumented students can turn to since they do not qualify for state or federal aid.

    ARE is asking HSF to take a leadership role in helping Latino students that need it most by no longer inquiring about their legal status.

    A petition has been created at: http://petitiononline.com/2college

    More information and videos produced by ARE calling on HSF board members Cheech Marin and Maria Elena Salinas (whose father was undocumented) to change the policy can be found at:

    http://openHSF.com

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