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Major groups of local Latinos oppose boycott
The Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | 4/30/2006 | Robert L. Smith

Posted on 04/30/2006 4:09:22 PM PDT by EBH

Across America, Latino communities are split over whether to join or ignore Monday's "Great American Boycott," which asks immigrants and their supporters to refuse to work, study or shop as a way to show their support for immigration reform.

But in Northeast Ohio, major Latino groups are presenting a united front.

They oppose the controversial strategy and are angry that some groups are encouraging children to skip school. The region will see some demonstrations and forums on what's being billed as "A Day Without Immigrants." Some businesses and factories will close Monday, either in solidarity with the effort or in anticipation of staff shortages.

But local Latino organizations most active in the pro-immigrant campaign plan to boycott the boycott.

They are telling their supporters to ignore the day...

...Veronica Isabel Dahlberg, executive director of HOLA, the Hispanic Organizations of Lake and Ashtabula. "Why can't they use their voices to urge kids to graduate?"

(Excerpt) Read more at cleveland.com ...


TOPICS: Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: Ohio; Unclassified
KEYWORDS: aliens; borderlist; illegalaliens; illegalimmigration; illegals; immigrantlist; immigration; unodemayo

1 posted on 04/30/2006 4:09:25 PM PDT by EBH
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To: EBH
Veronica Isabel Dahlberg, executive director of HOLA, the Hispanic Organizations of Lake and Ashtabula. "Why can't they use their voices to urge kids to graduate?"

LOL! Way to go amigo.

2 posted on 04/30/2006 4:10:52 PM PDT by CWOJackson
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To: EBH

Interesting.


3 posted on 04/30/2006 4:11:15 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God) !)
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To: EBH

Maybe the two differing groups could just meet in the middle of Main Street and beat the crap out of each other.


4 posted on 04/30/2006 4:12:13 PM PDT by Ed_in_NJ (Who killed Suzanne Coleman?)
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To: EBH

Maybe their is hope:

Excerpt:

They are telling their supporters to ignore the day or to approach it differently.

"I think it's a terrible idea for Latino leaders to tell kids to stay home from school," said Veronica Isabel Dahlberg, executive director of HOLA, the Hispanic Organizations of Lake and Ashtabula. "Why can't they use their voices to urge kids to graduate?"

The Rev. Jesus Laboy echoes those sentiments in Cleveland. He is co-founder of the Coalition of Latino Pastors of Northeast Ohio, which represents about 60 Latino Protestant churches and their 3,000 members.

He and other Spanish-speaking pastors have been telling the faithful that the boycott sends the wrong message at the wrong time.


5 posted on 04/30/2006 4:13:01 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God) !)
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To: EBH; HiJinx; Spiff; Borax Queen; idratherbepainting; AZHSer; Sabertooth; Marine Inspector; ...

Gee,.... wonder why the L/MSM isn't covering this 24/7???????


6 posted on 04/30/2006 4:13:01 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: EBH

So, now they're refusing to study? From what I see at school, this isn't new. They're usually the biggest trouble makers. Think of all the free breakfasts and lunches they'll be missing.


7 posted on 04/30/2006 4:15:10 PM PDT by mtbopfuyn (I think the border is kind of an artificial barrier - San Antonio councilwoman Patti Radle)
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To: SandRat

It was on the frontpage of the paper this morning.


8 posted on 04/30/2006 4:15:23 PM PDT by EBH (We're too PC to understand WAR has been declared upon us and the enemy is within.)
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To: EBH

They hear the foot steps. They know the backlash is coming starting Tuesday morning.


9 posted on 04/30/2006 4:15:40 PM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Everyday brings a new reason to distrust Hillary Clinton.)
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To: Ed_in_NJ
Maybe the two differing groups could just meet in the middle of Main Street and beat the crap out of each other.

That's what I was thinking. Like a spontaneous Mexican wedding! LOL!

10 posted on 04/30/2006 4:17:12 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Ignore the Drive-by Media. Build the fence. Sí, Se Puede!)
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To: nmh
I wouldn't say "hope". They did it the way they really wanted to in the first protests. Mexican flags, Viva Mexico, Stolen land, etc. That didn't go over too well. They've smartened up a little. Not enough to stop the boycott of course. They support the boycott, they just know it will not be appreciated by the gringos.
11 posted on 04/30/2006 4:19:32 PM PDT by mthom
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To: jmaroneps37

I hope there IS a backlash, starting already. And I say this as an American born in Puerto Rico.


12 posted on 04/30/2006 4:20:04 PM PDT by JRios1968 (In memoriam...)
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To: EBH

Kudos to Americans who happen to be from Mexico: hard working, honest, patriotic, law-abiding.

Illegal Mexican nationals: no `amnesty', go home.


13 posted on 04/30/2006 4:20:35 PM PDT by OkieDoke (Just so you know, Mexican Nat'l Anthem starts: "Attencion--Wal-mart Shoppers . . ".)
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To: EBH

Perhaps in the Buckeye State but not in Arizona on the very front lines.


14 posted on 04/30/2006 4:23:50 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: mthom

It's insane out there.


15 posted on 04/30/2006 4:26:39 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God) !)
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To: SandRat
Because they aren't afraid that us Whities might just slap them hard with a backlash.

I won't forget the May 1st Pro-Immigrant Boycott Endorsers

"El Gran Paro Americano 2006" "The Great American Boycott 2006"

"Un dia sin immigrante" "A day without an immigrant"

Nationwide Immigrant General Strike




Lists of as of April 11, 2006

Action Center For Justice (Charlotte, NC)
Action LA Coalition (Los Angeles, CA)
African American Holiday Assoc (Washington, DC)
Aliados Hispanos (Phoenix, AZ)
All Peoples Congress (Baltimore, MD)
Almighty Latin Kings & Queens Nation - Sun Chapter
Anti-Racist Action-LA/People Against Racist Terror (Culver City, CA)
Asociacion Internacional De Descendencia De JoaQuin Murrieta (Los Angeles, CA)
Axis of Justice (Los Angeles, CA)
BAMN (San Francisco, CA)
Berkeley May 1st Mobilization Committee (Berkeley, CA)
BlueLatinos.org
Bob McCloskey - Democratic Candidate 29th Congressional District (Monterey Park, CA)*
Brazilian Immigrant Center (Allston, MA)
Call To Action (Chicago, IL)
Capital Terminus Collective (Atlanta, GA)
Carlos Magana - LULAC (Allen, TX)
Catherine Minhoto Justice Coordinator Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary (Rome, Italy)
Church of Stop Shopping (Brooklyn, NY)
Clearinghouse: Denver Biodiese (Denver, CO)
Coalition of United Students (Los Angeles, CA)
Communist League
Communist Party USA Wisconsin section (Green Bay, WI)
Communist Party, USA Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
Susan Morucci, Doctors of the World - Greek Delegation (Athens, Greece)*
DRUM- Desis Rising Up & Moving (Kackson Heights, NY)
East Bay Sanctuary Covenant (Berkeley, CA)
ENLACE Comunitario
ERSEY CITY PEACE MOVEMENT (Jersey City, NJ)
Fedration des femmes du Quebec (Quebec Women's Federation) (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)*
Familias Unidas: Centro Latino de Recursos (Evertt, WA)
Family Rescue (Chicago, IL)
Federacion Baja California (Downey, CA)
Federacion de Clubes de Aguascalientes (South Gate, CA)
Federacion Yucateca de California Inc (Eagle Rock, CA)
Fellowship of Reconciliation (Los Angeles, CA)
Feminism Without Borders (College Park, MD)
Fight Imperialism Stand Together (San Diego, CA)
FMLN - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
Forrest Hill - Green Party (Oakland, CA)
Four Women, Inc. (Attleboro, MA)
Freedom Socialist Party (Seattle, WA)
Frente Indigena de Organizaciones Binacionales (Los Angeles, CA)
GROW - Grass Roots Organizing Works (Amherst, MA)
Harlem Tenants Council, Inc. (New York, NY)
Hermandad Mexicana (Oxnard, CA)
Hispano America Immigration (Fullerton, CA)
Hitec Aztec Communications (Santa Maria, CA)
Idaho Progressive Student Alliance (Boise, ID)
Immigrant Students in Action (Providence , RI)
Industrial Workers of the World (Cincinnati, OH)
Iniciativa Mexicana Contra la Guerra (Mexico City, Mexico)
International Action Center (New York, NY)
International Socialist Organization (Los Angeles, CA)
Justicia for Migrant Farm Workers (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
Kanadian Posi Kidz (Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada)
La Causa Amherst College (Amherst. , MA)
La Collectiva del Troqueros del Puerto (Port of Los Angeles, CA)
La Voz Hispana of Virginia (Richmond, VA)
Labor/Community Strategy Center (Los Angeles, CA)
Larry Cafiero - CA Insurance Commissioner Candidate Green Party (Ben Lomond, CA)*
Latin American Defense Organization (Chicago, IL)
Latin American Student Organization (Montclair, NJ)
Latinoamericanos Unidos de California (Van Nuys, CA)
LatinoTop10.com (Woodside, NY)
Liars of America (Middletown, CA)
Malcolm Marts - Past President UAW Local 1976 (Brighton, MI)
March 25 Coalition (Los Angeles, CA)
May Day Boston (Boston, MA)
MEChA de USC (Los Angeles, CA)
Mexican National Liberation Movementÿ (Evans , CO)
Mexican Political Association (Moreno Valley, CA)
Michael Hargis-Secretary, Chicago IWW (Chicago, IL)
Migrant Head Start (La Junta, CO)
National Immigrant Solidarity Network
New York City May 1 Coalition (New York, NY)
New York Solidarity Coalition With Katrina/Rita Supporters; NCBL (Brooklyn, NY)
North Star Fund (New York, NY)
Peace & Freedom Party of Orange County (Anaheim, CA)
Laura Robeson, Peace Kitchen (Columbus, OH)*
Peace No War Education Network
Pittsburgh Friends of Immigrants for Immigrants' Rights (Pittsburgh, PA)
Prisoners Defense Committee (Antonio, TX)
Progressive Alliance
Progressive Democrats of the Santa Monica Mountains (Woodland Hills, CA)
Project Islamic HOPE (Los Angeles, CA)
Puerto Rican Alliance Of Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
Queers For Peace And Justice (New York, NY)
Responsable de la mobilisation Fedration des femmes du Quebec (Montreal, QC Canada)
Revolutionary Workers Party of Argentina (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Rio Grande Valley Students United (Edinburg, TX)
Santa Barbara Food Not Bombs (Santa Barbara, CA)
Sexual Minorities Archives (Florence, MA)
Speak Out - Institute for Democratic Education and Culture (Emeryville, CA)
The Real America Press (Charlottesville, VA)
The Rebel Voice News (Montgomery, NY)
The United People of Color Caucus of the National Lawyers Guild (San Francisco, CA)
Third Way Peace and Justice Fellowship (San Francisco, CA)
US Cuba-Labor Exchange (Jersey City, NJ)
US-Mexico Border Actions Project (Los Angeles, CA)
We Are America
Welfare Rights Union of Washtenaw County, Michigan
Western NY Peace Center (Buffalo, NY)
WNY Sweatshop Awareness Project (Buffalo, NY)
Workers Solidarity Alliance
Working People's Voice - Voz Obrera (New York, NY)
16 posted on 04/30/2006 4:30:11 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Immigration Control and Border Security -The jobs George W. Bush doesn't want to do.)
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To: jmaroneps37

People aren't monolithic. It's communist ANSWER that's behind the socialist glorification of demanding benefits.

Backlash could be to redefine welfare benefits only for US citizens. Effective immediately.


17 posted on 04/30/2006 4:33:14 PM PDT by saveliberty (God Bless Tony Snow)
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To: CWOJackson; 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; ...


Common Sense Ping!

This appears to be a Bill Cosby moment...way to go, Ms. Dahlberg!

18 posted on 04/30/2006 4:47:28 PM PDT by HiJinx (Call Early ~ Call Often! ~ Kill Amnesty)
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To: EBH

"Across America, Latino communities are split over whether to join or ignore Monday's "Great American Boycott," which asks ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS and their supporters to refuse to work, study or shop as a way to show their support for immigration reform."


There, that's better.


19 posted on 04/30/2006 4:48:08 PM PDT by headstamp (Nothing lasts forever, Unless it does.)
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To: EBH
"Veronica Isabel Dahlberg, executive director of HOLA, the Hispanic Organizations of Lake and Ashtabula. "Why can't they use their voices to urge kids to graduate?"

Ms Dahlberg, proud to have you aboard!

20 posted on 04/30/2006 4:52:03 PM PDT by Kakaze (I'm now a single issue voter.....exterminate Al Quaida)
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To: EBH

I've heard these comments on the radio out here, too.


21 posted on 04/30/2006 4:52:41 PM PDT by Brad’s Gramma (Call The Cee Eye A. I dare ya!)
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To: nmh

"He and other Spanish-speaking pastors have been telling the faithful that the boycott sends the wrong message at the wrong time."

Or, perhaps the right message. It will allow me, and millions of other Americans, to identify which businesses have been relying on illegal alien labor. Those businesses which shut down (or have impaired service) tomorrow, will no longer have me as a customer.


22 posted on 04/30/2006 5:20:00 PM PDT by 3niner
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To: OkieDoke

RADIO FREE MEXICO is coming


23 posted on 04/30/2006 5:52:01 PM PDT by Huevos Rancheros (Support Radio Free Mexico--Cesar Chavez)
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To: EBH

I hope they do it. I hope they go all out.

I hope they Pi$$ everyone off and the businesses keep running.

Just like the gays, whom nobody really cared about until they tried to convert the country. Make a scene.
let's see how this helps your "cause".


24 posted on 04/30/2006 5:53:52 PM PDT by stompk
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To: EBH
I suspect a majority of hispanic/Latino-Americans do not support an open border, hiring illegals or amnesty.
Having lived in CO most of my life and NM for another three years off and on it just doesn't square with the attitudes I have encountered to think they do.
25 posted on 04/30/2006 6:54:47 PM PDT by TigersEye (Sedition and treason are getting to be a Beltway fashion.)
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To: Ed_in_NJ

"Maybe the two differing groups could just meet in the middle of Main Street and beat the crap out of each other."

Give it another 12 - 14 hours. I predict all hell will break loose.

May Day = mayday mayday

extensive LIVE coverage begins at 6 am on cnn.


26 posted on 04/30/2006 7:20:59 PM PDT by Kimberly GG
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To: EBH

http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/local/14455550.htm

SPRINGDALE, Ark. - Tyson Foods Inc., the world's largest meat company, will temporarily shut down 12 plants nationwide Monday because workers are expected to attend immigration rallies, a company spokesman said.

another for the boycott list.


27 posted on 04/30/2006 7:49:41 PM PDT by stompk
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To: 3niner

I will be watching closely too.

I'm with you.

What really pisses me off is the SHEER ARRGOANT ENTITLEMENT to what others had to LEGALLY go through, over YEARS.


28 posted on 04/30/2006 8:10:30 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God) !)
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To: TigersEye
I do agree with you. Here in the Cleveland area we seem to have a large pocket of Hispanic people. Many of them are expressing sheer disgust with the events planned for May 1. Those who have come here legally, worked hard and made legitimate lives for themselves and families want to know why these others feel their so 'special.'

Some concerns that have been expressed include they are watching their kids being unable to secure the 'good honest days work' because illegals are getting the jobs at some of the areas around here. Those "jobs Americans won't do" are seen as 'starter' jobs for some of the Hispanic youth.

These marches, rallies and boycotts are really splitting the community. The ones who have come here legally and assimilated to America are some of the most patriotic among us. They are getting resentful as the illegals are indeed making it difficult for them as national awareness is being raised and the entire Hispanic community is coming under more scrutiny.
29 posted on 05/01/2006 3:27:05 AM PDT by EBH (We're too PC to understand WAR has been declared upon us and the enemy is within.)
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To: nmh

Right.. my great-great-grandparents came here LEGALLY from Germany. My mother came here LEGALLY from Panama.. she had to go through background checks and interviews to become a LEGAL citizen.

It's not a race issue. It's a legal issue.


30 posted on 05/01/2006 10:10:00 AM PDT by TxBec (Tag! You're it!)
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To: EBH

There has already been flags burned, this time it is Mexican flags.

http://www.staggeron.org/homeland.html#Mexican_flags_burning


31 posted on 05/01/2006 11:11:36 AM PDT by rockbobster
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To: EBH

There has already been flags burned, this time it is Mexican flags.

http://www.staggeron.org/homeland.html#Mexican_flags_burning


32 posted on 05/01/2006 11:12:19 AM PDT by rockbobster
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To: EBH
Some concerns that have been expressed include they are watching their kids being unable to secure the 'good honest days work' because illegals are getting the jobs at some of the areas around here. Those "jobs Americans won't do" are seen as 'starter' jobs for some of the Hispanic youth.

That's right. They are also starter jobs for inner-city blacks and urban white kids. When you get into the construction trades, where illegals have moved in heavily, they are more than starter jobs period. There was an article up here on FR last week about ag businesses having trouble getting illegals to take the jobs because they could make more money in construction.

Whatever happened to the problem of no jobs for inner-city kids?

33 posted on 05/01/2006 5:56:48 PM PDT by TigersEye (Sedition and treason are getting to be a Beltway fashion.)
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To: CWOJackson
Veronica Isabel Dahlberg, executive director of HOLA, the Hispanic Organizations of Lake and Ashtabula. "Why can't they use their voices to urge kids to graduate?"

I was listening to the news last night and I heard this woman talk about anchor babies and how in about 10 - 15 years they will all be voters. It scared the heck out of me when you see all those kids at these rallies/demonstrations being indoctrinated with communist/socialist tenets and then having the right to vote when they turn 18.

34 posted on 05/02/2006 3:32:35 AM PDT by raybbr (You think it's bad now - wait till the anchor babies get to vote!!!!!)
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