Latinos For Texas Blog

2008-Jan-30

Hispanic Candidates “Meet Up” and Voter Registration Drive

Filed under: — site admin @ 8:23 pm

From TCDP candidate Fidel Acevedo comes this invite:

Hispanic Candidates “Meet Up” and Voter Registration Drive

LA RUMBA Disco
1907 E. Riverside Drive
Austin Texas
Saturday,Feb 2, 2008
2:00 pm to 6:00pm

Hola,

You are cordially invited to attend this “meet up” with the Hispanic Candidates. Learn more about the vision and ideas of the candidates and how they are important to all of us.

This promises to be a great event for Hispanic voters to learn more about the candidates. Invite your friends and have a good time. We will be registering voters at this event. Music and food will be provided.

Co-Sponsored by
Agustin Zavaleta owner La Rumba Disco
Austin Tejano Music Coalition
Tejana Production – Gloria La Tejana
Progressive Hispanic Democrats (PHD’s)
Mexican American Democrats (MAD)

8 Responses to “Hispanic Candidates “Meet Up” and Voter Registration Drive”

  1. Oscar Says:

    A review of Obama’s staff from State Senate to U.S. Senated reveals that he has never hired a Latino for his office or campaign staff.

  2. site admin Says:

    hey Oscar:

    in the language of wikipedia: “citation needed.”

    i mean you may be right, you may be wrong, but ya gotta provide something as to a source. as everyone knows, 77.2% of all statistics can just be made up ; )

    thanks
    mario

  3. Oscar Says:

    Perhaps the question should be posed to a reliable source from the Obama campaign. It is relevent to determining the sincereity of “Si se puede”, wouldn’t you agree?

  4. mario Says:

    perhaps.. but you have that responsibility if you start a conversation with it, don’t you think? did you read it somewhere? just overheard it? what is your basis for saying it. it may be false, or true, who knows. the internets do make it easy to provide *some sort* of citation.

    you seem to think that it’s some sort of important metric in choosing a candidate, or the sincerity of si se puede, but i would disagree. if you listen to that new hampshire speech, either he gets the oscar for 10 years in row for acting like he believes in his message, or, perhaps, he really DOES believe that people united can bring change. and that the phrase ‘yes we can’ sums it up nicely.

  5. Oscar Says:

    Being a great orator or visionary does not necessarily translate into inclusive public policy or opportunty for diverse groups. What is clear is that both Mr. Obama and Mrs. Clinton have held positions in which they can assist Latinos on a micro and macro scale. Mrs. Clinton and President Clinton have a track record of hirings and appointments of Latinos to important postions within thier campaign organiztions and in government. It would only seem appropriate, as Mr. Obama courts the Latino vote, that he offer some concrete evidence that he embraces the plight of the Latino political, economic and social agenda. Clearly, in Illonois, he could have offered one opportunity to one single individual Latino/a to participate in his inner circle of campaign staff or his Senate staff.

  6. mario Says:

    i agree. Henry Cisneros is a boone to the Clintons, NAFTA, not so much. Both have their strengths: Obama is the son of immigrants and has lived abroad and live here as the very embodiment of a diverse group and a mintory community. Obama supports comprehensive immigration reform and Dream Act - popular and useful among Latino communities.

    Also, i think he gave a great response in the last debate about scapegoating immigrants and exposing the overblown black/brown friction around jobs as not the way to have that discussion. we should be talking about why there are poor people smart enough to go to school but denied a lifetime of opportunities by not having the money to go to school, we should not be talking about who is ‘right’ in the fight over crumbs, but ask why are we allwoing ourselves to fight over crumbs. we should realize our commonality, and if there is gonna be a fight, make it against those who have worked the levers of power for so long, and delivered nothing meaningful for most folks in these communities.

    those priorities (yes, even in terms of how to direct the conversation) speak more meaningfully to me than the amount of melanin in his office photos. honestly. if not for you, i guess we’ll have to agree we have different priorities.

  7. Janet Says:

    Obama has good communication skills and he can recite words and statements from Martin Luther King and JFK but you cannot win on the skirt tails of others at some point you have to be able to show what you have done. Ask Mr. Obama why he has been absent at over 150 votes as senator (You can look for yourself at his website on his voting record). Also lets ask him about the fact that he wants to keep bringing up Clintons vote concerning Iraq. Lets look at this, President Bush not only lied to Clinton but to all Americans so why does Obama want Clinton to take all the blame for being lied to by the President. Then lets look at:
    The New York Times on its front page explains how Sen. Barack Obama told voters he stood up to the nuclear power industry and how he passed a bill to require reports of any radioactive leaks after hearing from his constituents. But The Times discovers, after a lengthy examination, that the bill was watered down after meeting with Exelon, the company whose plants created the issue and whose key executives are big contributors and bundlers to his campaign. Answering written questions for the NY Times, the campaign, in the words of the paper, never “directly” explains why Sen. Obama would tell voters he passed a bill that in fact was not passed and did not become law.

    2) The Chicago Tribune features a similar story on a different topic. While Sen. Obama on the stump tells people about the plight of Maytag workers who lost their jobs, (”Obama’s fundraising collides with his rhetoric”) the Tribune documents that the union covering those workers believes they got no help from the Senator, who was again taking significant contributions and bundling from one of the company’s directors and biggest investors.

    3) And yesterday there was an AP story where Senator Obama told the voters of Idaho: ‘’And then there are people who say, ‘Well, he doesn’t believe in the Second Amendment,’ even though I come from a state — we’ve got a lot of hunters in downstate Illinois. And I have no intention of taking away folks’ guns.'’ But he didn’t disclose to those voters, as the AP said that “he does support gun control and has a record of voting for it in the Illinois Senate. He backed limiting handgun purchases to one a month, but he made no attempts to ban them.” When he originally ran for the state legislature 12 years ago, he filled out a questionnaire saying he ‘’supported banning the manufacture, sale and possession of handguns.'’ He gave the voters of Idaho no indication whatsoever of either his record in the State Senate or his prior views on the questionnaire.

  8. Deborah Says:

    Everyone keeps stating that the Clintons had their chance. Well it should be rephrased that it was her husband that had the chance. I will vote for her because she was one of the few to stand up for women. She has backbone, I refer to Plan B being approve and the hassle with the FDA. I did not see Obama take the FDA to court. Action speaks louder than words. I do not want to be preach to .. I want to see the action behind those words.

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