Latina Lista has a post about a new group I Am An American. Their purpose is to organize Latinos who are citizens:
"I Am A Proud American," seeks to utilize technology in order to build a grassroots coalition for pro-active advocacy. We also hope to educate our community about critical issues of our time in hopes of empowering individuals and groups to combine efforts to participate in the civic process. Finally, we will work in partnership to peacefully break down barriers, and to positively participate and affect our respective communities in a meaningful way. We take pride in who we are, and where we come from. We love our country, we are proud to be Americans.
This is a start, but SOMEONE should get on TV and represent.
Lou Dobbs and the rest of the haters can say anything on immigration for hours straight and not get called out.
CNN prime time yesterday, was pretty much one-sided immigrant bashing. During two hours of Lou Dobbs/Anderson Cooper. Lou Dobbs, apart from reporters, hadtwo Latinos on, the Mayor of L.A., and Miguel Perez a columnist - who was the only one who was on for a significant amount of time, and that was as one of three commentators in a panel. Anderson Cooper, meanwhile outside of a blurb of Governor Bill Richardson had no one. Cooper interviewed the scary-sounding Sheriff Arpai of Maricopa County, Arizona, who has formed his own private "posse" to round up, jail and charge undocumented workers with a felony. That is scary, and yet he had no one on to say anything against this craziness.
We need articulate, smart, moderate sounding, reasonable, spokespeople who also have a backbone and can bring it on, when the time comes.
So where are the Latino writers, politicians, lawyers, business types, academics, the marketing and advertising types???? There are enough of them out there.