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The Irony of Rep. Loretta Sanchez Delivering a Keynote Address on Dream Act Next Week

March 24th, 2011 · 4 Comments

Today I learned that Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez would be speaking on Monday, March 28 at Pomona College in Claremont, California delivering a keynote address for the Cesar Chavez Celebration titled “The DREAM Act: the Status of Immigration Reform”. Her address will take place at 7:30 pm in the Smith Campus Center, Room 208. This should […]

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Tags: Barack Obama · community organizing and activism · Education · Government Accountability · Immigration · Rep. Loretta Sanchez

Business Boycott in Utah Over Immigration Bills

March 10th, 2011 · 16 Comments

A few days ago, I blogged about Utah’s new immigration bills. Well, it turns out that these new bills aren’t sitting well with Utah’s Latino community. The Latino leadership in Utah is planning a 15 day business strike, even going to far as to encourage Latinos to pull their money out of the banks during […]

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Tags: community organizing and activism · Immigration

Freedom from Fear Award

February 3rd, 2011 · 11 Comments

I was recently sent some information about the Freedom from Fear Award, which is a new award that will be given to honor 15 ordinary people who have displayed their courage and bravery on behalf of immigrants and refugees. This award will honor people who aren’t paid advocates, but instead every day people who are […]

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Tags: community organizing and activism · Immigration

Latino Vote 2012: The Elephants In The Room

December 17th, 2010 · 3 Comments

Note: This blog was originally published on November 10, 2010 by Unai Montes-Irueste of Cuentame. It came to my attention after discussion that was prompted by Seneca’s recent blog post on The Latino State of the Union. The material is still very relevant and worth sharing on the eve of the big DREAM act vote […]

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Tags: Barack Obama · community organizing and activism · Democratic Party · Department of Homeland Security · GOP · Immigration · racism · Rep. Raul Grijalva · Republican Party · Tom Tancredo · voting trends

Breaking – Reid Files Cloture on DREAM Act Tonight, Paving Way for Vote on Saturday

December 16th, 2010 · 1 Comment

While some Senators are complaining about having to work during the holidays, Senate majority leader Harry Reid is plowing ahead and filed his cloture motion for the DREAM act vote. Senator Reid’s office released the following from his floor speech this evening in an exchange with minority leader Mitch McConnell: Mr. Reid: “Yes, and I […]

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Tags: community organizing and activism · Education · GOP · Immigration · Republican Party

DREAM Act Tabled in the Senate Today – More Mobilizing in Next Few Days

December 9th, 2010 · 2 Comments

For those of you following the latest DREAM Act legislative maneuvers, you probably know that the Senate tabled the bill so that it could take up the version that was passed by the House of Representatives earlier this week. VivirLatino has a pretty good explanation here: “Senator Reid twice asked to vitiate the vote on […]

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Tags: Barack Obama · community organizing and activism · Democratic Party · Education · GOP · Immigration · Republican Party

DREAM Act Passes the House of Rep & goes to Senate Tomorrow

December 8th, 2010 · 5 Comments

This just in — the DREAM act has passed in the House of Representatives 216-198 with eight votes on the GOP side voting yes. Tomorrow the Senate will vote on it, but it’s going to be more difficult in the upper house. So for those of you supporting the DREAM act, calls still need to […]

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Tags: community organizing and activism · Education · Immigration

The Big DREAM Act Showdown!

December 1st, 2010 · 6 Comments

The next few days will be very important for the immigrant and by extension larger Latino communities as the DREAM Act vote comes up. For up to date info, follow @DREAMAct on twitter. StudentActivism.net has a pretty good whip count of Senators who are against the DREAM Act, almost certainly against, likely against and unknown, […]

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Tags: community organizing and activism · Education · Immigration