• Demand Phil Bacerra Drop Out of Santa Ana Council Race; Abusers Should Not Serve on City Council
    In light of Griselda Govea's call for accountability, we demand that Phil Bacerra drop out of the city council race for Ward 4 in Santa Ana; immediately stop all campaigning; and return all campaign contributions received and spent. In a recent Facebook post Griselda detailed the regular verbal, emotional, and physical abuse that she endured while dating Phil over a period of four years, and called on voters to exercise accountability with their vote this November. There should not be room for abusive people in our politics, nor in our council chambers. Demand that Phil Bacerra drop out of the race and end his campaign by signing this petition. In Griselda's own words: 'Prevent another abuser from getting his hands on our city. Haven’t we gone through enough? Perhaps Phil is right, “ENOUGH IS ENOUGH”. We’re done electing abusers around these neck of the woods. End it before it begins.' See Griselda's full post Here: https://www.facebook.com/griselda.desantos/posts/10212646145776614
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  • ¡"Perspectivas para Colombia" Debe ser un evento para el pueblo!
    The forum “Perspectivas Para Colombia” will be hosting the presidential candidates for 2018 from Colombia with the intention of fomenting informed civic participation. As requested by the Colombian community residing in New York, the forum was confirmed with the attendance of the candidates running for president this May 27, 2018. However, a few days before the event, a statement was issued on the page of the event stating that "The event will be exclusive for members of the Columbia University community" (English translation).   The decision of closing the debate to the public is an attack on the democratic process and the number of people who supported the effort to organize the debate in the city of New York. The group @ColumbiaPorColombia informs that "due to insurmountable inconveniences on the part of the University"(English translation) they are not given access to the discussion to the larger public. As a Colombian community in New York we demand that this event is sponsored at another locality that is indeed open to those who we reside abroad (to the public). This request comes from communities that truly believe in civic and democratic participation in an honest, open and public manner. We want to highlight that the exclusion of our participation is elitist and classist and it privatizes our rights as citizens.
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  • Take Down Anti-Immigrant Ad Against Alma Anaya's Cook County Candidacy
    Two Latinas are running for the 7th Cook County Commissioner seat in Chicago, which Chuy Garcia will be leaving at the end of the term. Alma Anaya, one of the candidates, has been open with her story of growing up undocumented and homeless and finding her way through with community support. As the March primaries approach, the campaign supporting Angie Sandoval began to air an advertisement that attacks Alma, with one of the points being that "she is not from here." As pointed out by a recent Chicago Tribune article on the story, "Sandoval’s campaign rhetoric could be reflected in future policy that will not have the interests of immigrant families in mind." The article points to Sandoval father who did not support Cicero's Sanctuary City Policy, the "Welcoming City Ordinance, in November 2017, which would have further prohibited Cicero Police from cooperating with immigration agents. Whoever takes the Cook County seat would hold an important position in maintaining our county as a Sanctuary, and keeping immigrants safe form ICE, despite pressure from DHS.
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  • Tell the US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce: Dump your Trump-loving CEO
    A man who stands with Trump is a pariah. After Trump called Mexicans rapists, Javier Palomarez did not step down. After he insulted Mexican judge, Javier Palomarez did not step down. After he called immigrants animals, Javier Palomarez did not step down. After Trump's response to Charlottesville, as CEOs on his business committees resigned from their advisory posts in disgust over Trump's support of white supremacy, Javier Palomarez did not step down. In fact, he doubled down and went on national television to declare that he would not resign from his position as a Trump advisor. We cannot continue to be represented by or associated with someone who stands with Donald J. Trump. There is a time where going inside is accepting a hard role on behalf of ones community and there is a time when doing so is for ones own career despite ones community Palomarez has shown exactly what his intentions are and it is time for him to end his charade of "public service".
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  • TAKE DOWN THE CONFEDERATE STATUE IN SAN ANTONIO
    Since 1899, that statue has been a hateful symbol of the brutality of slavery; it memorializes white supremacy and human bondage. Even today, racists and klansmen continue to worship it . . . Yet we know it only represents those people who continue to support the racist agenda of white supremacists. We cannot continue to display hateful symbols in public . . . . TAKE THE STATUE DOWN!
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  • Congreso CEO, Carolina Cabrera-DiGiorgio Must Resign #FueraCongresoCEO
    Our call for Ms. Cabrera-DiGiorgio resignation is beyond her political affiliation, this is much bigger than party lines. This is an issue of morality. It does not inspire confidence in us as a community to have the leader of Philadelphia's largest Latino organization support and clap for a man that has engaged in an all out attack against the community she is meant to work for. We need leaders who will stand up against these attacks, who will stand with our families in these hard times and defend ALL OF US. ******************************************************* Nuestra petición de renuncia de la Sra. Cabrera-Digriogadno está más allá de su afiliación política. Esto es mucho más grande. Esta es una cuestión de moralidad. A nosotros como comunidad no nos inspira confianza tener a la líder de la organización latina más grande de Filadelfia apoyar y aplaudir a un hombre que ha liderado un ataque masivo encontra de la comunidad para cual se supone ella trabaja. Necesitamos líderes que se opongan a estos ataques, que están de lado de nuestras familias en estos tiempos difíciles y sobre todo que defiendan a TODOSNOSOTROS EN LOS EEUU.
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  • Tell the Patriots to tackle hate and skip the White House!
    There is nothing that Donald Trump hates more than negative publicity and perceived slights. This is a powerful opportunity to publicly shame Trump and prevent the normalization of hate. We need everyone- especially folks in power and in the public spotlight- to stand in solidarity with the millions of people standing up to Trump's hate-filled agenda.
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  • Stand with Civil Rights Hero, Rep. John Lewis, and Boycott the Inauguration
    In a statement regarding his boycotting of Trump's Inauguration, Congressman Grijalva said that his "absence is not motivated by disrespect for the office or motivated by disrespect for the government that we have in this great democracy. But as an individual act, yes, of defiance, at the disrespect shown to millions and millions of Americans by this incoming administration and by the actions we are taking in this Congress." And Congressman Grijalva is right- we must not legitimize or normalize Donald Trump and his hate filled agenda. Not only his Trump proven himself to be unfit for us, a cloud of illegitimacy hangs over this year's presidential election that makes us question the legitimacy of a Trump presidency. Civil Rights Icon Representative John Lewis will also be skipping the inauguration stating that "you cannot be at home with something that you feel that is wrong, is not right.” Democratic Reps. Jared Huffman (Calif.), Katherine Clark (Mass.), Barbara Lee (Calif.) Mark DeSaulnier (Calif.), Lacy Clay (Mo.), Kurt Schrader (Ore.) and Earl Blumenauer (Ore.) also announced boycotts. Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.), who will also be boycotting the inauguration will instead attend the anti-Trump Women's March taking place the following day. We must urge the rest of our elected officials to stand with them.
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  • Tell the Dept. of Justice to Send Monitors to Arizona on Election Day
    In Maricopa County, the Sheriff is in charge of guarding the ballots. The DOJ shouldn't let him do it unwatched. Historic voter registration deserves historic protection of democracy. More than 150,000 people registered to be new voters and will seek to cast their ballot against Arpaio for the first time. Groups across the area are doing their part for a successful election and the Department of Justice needs to do the same. For the first time in years, the Department of Justice announced that it won't send federal monitors to the County where Trump ally and criminally-charged Sheriff Arpaio is running for re-election. The Department's decision to be absent is a dangerous one given that the Sheriff is the one in charge of guarding the ballots cast on election day. The County recorder has already gotten caught sending out wrong polling information in one instance. And local polling became a national embarrassment during the primaries when fewer locations led to hours-long lines.
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