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Fronteras Mexican Grill & Cantina
118 W Main St
Alhambra, CA 91801
Tonight SVREP Candidate Forum went great. We hope to have more soon.
Tune in to a live-stream of our office viewing of tonight’s forum:
First there was Sunday’s article in the San Gabriel Valley Tribune:
“I think Emanuel has the ability and I think he has the support,” said Elsa Gutierrez-Aviles, a counselor at Wilson High School in East Los Angeles who has known Pleitez since he was a student there. “People believe in him. I do too.”
Then today there was a terrific post on the campaign in the Huffington Post:
“Let’s hope that over the next ten years, more Millennial politicians like Pleitez will take their place in the rising leadership of our nation, bringing a fresh perspective to Washington. They’re an important part of the broad-based team America needs to build if the promise of an agenda of reform and renaissance is to become a reality.”
Comment on the stories and spread the word! This is a very exciting week, we need to keep the momentum rolling.
You should all be aware of the following. We should not stay quiet about the issues we believe in most passionately. I am confident in Tom Saenz’s capacity and devotion to continue fighting for the protection of people’s civil and constitutional rights. However, I’m saddened he will not have the post of Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division.
The following is an e-mail from my friend Norma Vega:
I have received lots of emails and calls asking for next steps and how to make some noise about this. Those of use who mobilized, fundraised, and worked hard to turn out Latinos for Obama in CA and battleground states feel that it’s important to voice our concerns about 1) the disrespect to one of our leaders with an impeccable record and 2) the lack of transparency about the process and the Administration’s TRUE position on immigration and immigrant’s rights.
We feel betrayed! We thought that our President knew that immigrantion issues are important to our community. What happened? We know President Obama will be here in LA this week but not sure where he will be. We need to make a presence and let him know we are not happy. STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFO ON HIS TRIP TO LA!!!
Spread the word…we need to send a message to President Obama ASAP
Voice your concerns to our President 202-456-1111 or www.whitehouse.gov/contact or any of his social network sites
Voice your concerns to Alma Marquez (Latinos for Obama campaign) email@example.com
We can’t be silent and forgotten. We can’t be taken for granted.
Things to consider:
– If the White House is not willing to take on extremist anti-immigrant forces in a confirmation hearing for an impeccable candidate, that doesn’t augur well for the administration’s willingness to take on immigration reform, in particular the process of bringing millions in from the shadows.
– Any Latino civil rights attorney with true credibility and experience will have dealt with the tough issue of immigration and immigrants rights. Appointment of another Latino will not erase the fact that the Administration refused to stand behind an extremely well regarded and recognized civil rights lawyer and expert because his representation of immigrant clients was the subject of extremists attacks.
– To believe that Tom Saenz’s and MALDEF’s cases that challenged Proposition 187 and restriction on the right to solicit work are fringe and controversial, is to ignore that these cases were constitutional cases about the separation of powers and the first amendment. Above all, Tom Saenz is a first class constitutional lawyer. His only sin and that of MALDEF was to insist that the Constitution is our fundamental document that guarantees freedom and equality.
– The handling of Tom Saenz’s appointment is disrespectful and sloppy. Everything that the White House knows about him they knew at the time that they first approached him about the nomination. This is not about some undiscovered tax issues that surfaced, it is about his cases and vigorous defense of the constitution as it applies to immigrants.
Mark your calendar. The election date has been set for TUESDAY, MAY 19th.
This gives us 69 days to get our message out to voters.
The campaign team and I are working hard recruiting volunteers, organizing house meetings, and talking to voters everyday.
The next house meeting will be in City Terrace on Wednesday, March 11th @ 6PM. For more information or if you would like to host a House Meeting please contact our Field Director, Diana at firstname.lastname@example.org
I am proud to announce that our campaign has become #1 on ACT BLUE, an internet fundraising website for Democratic candidates.
The majority of our financial support has come online from individuals making modest donations. I believe candidates for public office should be accountable to the people.
We have also been active on political blogs such as DailyKos, Fire Dog Lake, and Future Majority, a blog dedicated to the involvement of young voters in progressive politics.
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