Can’t hear you, Speak up : The power to Vote


Being prepared to vote, to stand up for your: rights, thoughts, opinions, for those who have no voice. That is what it’s all about. Considering the current state of affairs &  all hot topic issues at stake, this round of elections is nothing short of imperative!  Hispanics, young voters, EVERYONE who can, should participate!  Some would argue that they don’t vote because their choice never wins. Even if your choice doesn’t come out on top, a vote means: allowing your presence to be felt, &  numbers most certainly do count. Special attention is dedicated to statistics when it comes to voting. Voting is you saying : “Present!” “I am part of this country too  & will not be overlooked , under or falsely represented”  We can not sit idly by during the decision-making process then become outraged if unjust or reprehensible laws are passed by inadequate leaders.

Get familiar with the issues being discussed & decided on for the Nov elections.  Listen to what others have to say, &  get a feel for what those getting ready to hit the polls are thinking by visiting the Yahoo ask America forum http://askamerica.yahoo.com/

Be an informed voter. Find out: Who’s running & for what, What propositions are being voted on.  It’s super easy to do a bit of research by checking out sites like: http://www.voterguide.sos.ca.gov/

ISSUES AT STAKE:  Have you heard talk about changing  the constitution to make it so that even if you were born in the USA you will no longer be considered an American? Read about here : http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/07/us/politics/07fourteenth.html

IF YOU HAVEN’T REGISTERED YET check out: : http://www.rockthevote.com/ or http://www.votolatino.org/


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What “reasonable suspicion” constitutes


Clothes, eye contact, location, nervousness are among a few  of the guidelines on the list given to officers who will be in charge of enforcing SB 1070.   The Dessert Lamp breaks it down for those wondering just what do they mean by “reasonable suspicion”,  and learn about the “lawful stop” provision in SB 1070 which  originally read  “lawful contact”.  Giving out voluntary statements regarding legal status, and what role Miranda rights play in such an case.

http://www.desertlamp.com/?p=6815

Fighting:discrimination, fear, and hate. What it means to get on the bus!


Video of those ridding in  the caravan of buses headed  to Arizona in order to make their presence felt and voices heard, against racist law SB1070. This video posted by Jose Lara. Mr. Lara is a social justice educator with United Teachers Los Angeles and  Union del Barrio South Central L.A.  He is the 2010 winner of California Teachers Association’s Cesar Chavez Human Rights award. Find him on Facebook and YouTube by searching JoseLara’s Video Blog

RADIO AD AGAINST SB1070 ON DODGERS RADIO LISTEN TO IT HERE:

http://launionaflcio.org/fullstory/?id=1306

Artists Call To Boycott Arizona


It’s not about breaking or protecting the law it’s about breeding ill will amongst communities. These “United States” politicians are propagating and heralding division. It’s completely oxymoronic to say that there are no ill intentions behind the laws emerging as of late in Arizona. Bottom line:  whether you’re out there personally slinging racial slurs and committing hate crimes or giving people a thumbs up and a green flag  for such sentiments in the form of “legislation”it all amounts to the same thing = obtuse thinking. These so called heroes and patriotic protectors are after all politicians and if it’s one thing politicians are good at, it’s underestimating the public and believing that they are especially easy to manipulate  in times of crisis .  The obscuring of facts and  fear mongering are they’re choice of weapons.

VIOLENCE RAMPANT DUE TO IMMIGRANTS: LEARN ABOUT THE LIES THEY TELL AND FACTS THEY OBSCURE!

http://newsjunkiepost.com/2010/05/26/violence-on-the-mexican-border-misconstrued/

ARTISTS WHO ARE BOYCOTTING ARIZONA AND THEIR PETITIONING EFFORTS AGAINST SB 1070

http://www.thesoundstrike.net/

THE EFFECTS OF FEAR AND HATE MONGERING.  THE STORY OF A RACIST, HATE DRIVEN MURDER

http://www.truthout.org/welcome-arizona-its-a-dry-hate59883

SHOW US YOUR PAPERS AND THEN WE’LL STILL DEPORT YOU

As long as you have your papers everything will be ok. People are overacting and propogating false fears. Here’s how false our suspicious and fears of SB 1070 were. Even though he clearly presented his papers ( ID and birth certificate) a Chicago man was detained for three days.

Source: http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local-beat/eduardo-caraballo-puerto-rico-deportion-94795779.html#ixzz0ov39q1xC

SB 1070 :Paisanos we got your back


Across state and national borders the message is resounding “This law is wrong and we won’t stand for it. Brothers & sisters we stand in unity with you. We condemn the trampling of human dignity and human rights ” If you think this is wrong too then join us and let us make our voices heard, let us be peaceful but strong. You can sign petitions, write to your local and national authorities, &  support groups like  C.H.I.R.L.A= Coalition for Humane Immigrant rights of Los Angeles,  your local MECHA, LULAC= Leauge of United Latin American citizens,  NCLR= National Council of La Raza

FOR THOSE JOINING THE BOYCOTT here is a list of some Arizona-based companies that either have operations or sell stuff around there.

  • Best Western
  • Cold Stone Creamery
  • Dial Corporation (brands include Citré Shine, Coast, Combat, Dial, Dry Idea, L.A. Looks, Loctite, Purex, Renuzit, Right Guard, Soft & Dri, Soft Scrub, Tone)
  • Fender Musical Instruments
  • Go Daddy
  • PetSmart
  • P.F. Chang’s
  • U-Haul