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

BOYCOTT ARIZONA


If you are among those who disapprove SB 1070 & want make your voice heard u can  do so by joining in the boycott efforts here’s a website dedicated to the boycott http://www.arizona-boycott.org/ Also you can show your support by joining the #BoycottArizona topic on twitter. Our tweets are making news.

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