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Clinton, Obama address La Raza
Miami Herald ^ | Jul. 23, 2007 | BETH REINHARD

Posted on 07/23/2007 10:55:08 AM PDT by GFritsch

Democratic front-runners Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama vowed Sunday to crusade for immigration reform if elected president, though they didn't promise everything asked of them at the nation's largest gathering of Hispanic community leaders.

Clinton did not demand an end to federal raids on undocumented immigrants. Obama would not guarantee a visit to the immigrant-heavy agricultural area of California's Central Valley in between his fundraising trips to Los Angeles.

But their mere presence at the Miami Beach Convention Center -- along with their agreement with much of the National Council of La Raza agenda on immigration, healthcare and education -- gratified an audience ready to play a pivotal role in the 2008 campaign.

''I'm proud to have not one, but two front-runners in the race for president of the United States,'' said Janet Murguia, La Raza's president. ``I think it says a lot about our power and our energy to shape this country.''

Democrat candidate John Edwards was also invited but didn't make it. The three leading Republican candidates -- Rudy Giuliani, Mitt Romney and John McCain -- did not attend. They also turned down invitations to the National Association of Latino Elected Officials conference in Orlando last month, though all of the major Democratic candidates were there.

''It's a shame,'' said Republican U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen of Miami. ``It's because immigration became such a controversial topic. But it's not the only topic Hispanics are interested in. . . Come and speak to us about the issues you care about.''

FAILED LEGISLATION

Clinton and Obama sounded similar notes in decrying the inflammatory debate surrounding the failed legislation that would have allowed millions of illegal immigrants to eventually seek citizenship. They also echoed each other's calls for universal healthcare and tuition aid for the children of unauthorized immigrants.

Clinton enjoyed somewhat of a home-field advantage. Murguia worked in her husband's presidential administration, and La Raza's past president has endorsed her campaign. Clinton could also point to one of her most prominent Hispanic supporters in the audience, Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey.

Obama's campaign put out a list of Florida endorsements Friday that included few big names or prominent Hispanic officials. What he lacked in support from the political establishment, his campaign tried to make up for in grass-roots activism, dispatching dozens of young volunteers to hand out stickers and placards at the conference.

Obama also had a unique message: that the civil rights movements led by an African-American, Martin Luther King Jr., and a Mexican-American, Cesar Chavez, were inextricably linked. Both African-American and Hispanic children suffer disproportionately without health insurance and high-achieving public schools.

''Our separate struggles are really one struggle,'' Obama said, echoing King. ``An injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.''

WORKING MOM

Clinton, probably the most famous working mother in the world, talked about how she had tried to provide the best life for her own daughter.

''Why can't we do that for everyone's child?'' she asked. ``And why can't we do a better job of creating those opportunities?''

Clinton looked tired, perhaps because she and other senators were up all night Tuesday trying to secure support for a bill withdrawing troops from Iraq.

Some people in the audience lept to their feet when Obama called for the end of the war.

Several states with large Hispanic populations -- including Florida, California and Nevada -- will host some of the earliest presidential primaries next year.

''We have to raise our voice and vote, so we can be part of the solution,'' said Margaret Delmont Sanchez, vice president of Hispanic Unity of Florida.

``That's why we're here today. We want to hear what these candidates have to offer.''

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© 2007 Miami Herald Media Company. All Rights Reserved. http://www.miamiherald.com


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aliens; dragonlady; hillary; laraza
Clinton looked tired...

But she said, "I ain't nowheres near tard...oops, wrong audience. Buenos dias, muchachos and muchachas!"

1 posted on 07/23/2007 10:55:12 AM PDT by GFritsch
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To: GFritsch

These two disgust me more than the poverty pimps.


2 posted on 07/23/2007 10:58:56 AM PDT by stm
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To: GFritsch

I bet neither of them can translate the phrase, “La Raza.”


3 posted on 07/23/2007 11:00:48 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Did Dennis Kucinich always look like that or did he have to submit to a series of shots? [firehat])
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To: GFritsch

Fools


4 posted on 07/23/2007 11:01:37 AM PDT by freekitty
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To: GFritsch

“But she said, “I ain’t nowheres near tard... “ “

I dunno... I kind of think she really is a tard.


5 posted on 07/23/2007 11:02:01 AM PDT by brownsfan (America has "jumped the shark")
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To: stm

These two ARE poverty pimps.

And Race Hustlers,

And Race Baiters,

And.....


6 posted on 07/23/2007 11:03:31 AM PDT by rottndog (Government is a necessary evil, but as with all evils, the less of it the better.)
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To: GFritsch
they didn't promise everything asked of them

Such amazing restraint. I imagine they're holding something back until their next visit.

7 posted on 07/23/2007 11:10:11 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Progressives like to keep doing the things that didn't work in the past.)
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To: stm
Anyone not yet convinced that immigration reform was all about signing up more democratic voters who are clients of an expanding welfare state to keep the socialist poverty pimps in power?
8 posted on 07/23/2007 11:20:25 AM PDT by bonehead4freedom (The real way to stop crime is to hug a thug!)
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To: GFritsch

BTTT


9 posted on 07/23/2007 11:23:24 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: bonehead4freedom

Well we better figure out a foolproof way of turning away the illegals come election time or else we’re screwed because you know the party of perpetual dirty tricks is going to do everything within their power to rig the election.


10 posted on 07/23/2007 11:24:29 AM PDT by stm
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To: GFritsch

Clinton, Obama address The Race.

Sounds kind of racist to me.


11 posted on 07/23/2007 11:25:42 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (Dems '08 choices are a Manly woman, a Womanly man, or a Child Senator)
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To: stm

Watch the A.C.O.R.N. folks!


12 posted on 07/23/2007 11:27:16 AM PDT by bonehead4freedom (The real way to stop crime is to hug a thug!)
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To: GFritsch

Remember the old saying “You are known by the company you keep”...?

La Raza (The Race - skin color, not form of competition) is one of the most racist and militant Hispanic groups in the US. One of their unhidden platforms is the return of a large chunk of the US to Mexico.

The sheer fact that these “candidates” have chosen to be associated with them speaks volumes about their character and potential presidency. To do anything this group wants would require blatant disregard for the oath of Office and the US Constitution. Then again, how is that so different from our current administration.... nevermind.


13 posted on 07/23/2007 11:32:18 AM PDT by TheBattman (I've got TWO QUESTIONS for you....)
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To: GFritsch

Talk about a “giant sucking sound”.


14 posted on 07/23/2007 11:34:30 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: GFritsch
"Obama also had a unique message: that the civil rights movements led by an African-American, Martin Luther King Jr., and a Mexican-American, Cesar Chavez, were inextricably linked.  Both African-American and Hispanic children suffer disproportionately without health insurance and high-achieving public schools."

Some unique messages for Obama:

If either Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama is elected president, (s)he will do what President GW Bush cannot, unite and restore the Republican Party.

 

15 posted on 07/23/2007 11:35:42 AM PDT by backtothestreets (My bologna has a first name, it's J-O-R-G-E)
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To: rottndog

B U M P


16 posted on 07/23/2007 11:47:30 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker ( Hunter/Thompson/Thompson/Hunter in 08! "Read my lips....No new RINO's" !!)
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To: GFritsch; All

“’’We have to raise our voice and vote, so we can be part of the solution,’’ said Margaret Delmont Sanchez, vice president of Hispanic Unity of Florida.”

Well, so much for American unity...............


17 posted on 07/23/2007 11:49:33 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker ( Hunter/Thompson/Thompson/Hunter in 08! "Read my lips....No new RINO's" !!)
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To: stm
Voters should pay attention to which candidates pander to these fringe racist ant-American groups. It says a lot about what the candidate will do or say to get elected. I personally do not want a president who will sell their soul to the devil for his/her obsession for power.
18 posted on 07/23/2007 11:50:34 AM PDT by WesternPacific
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To: GFritsch
Clinton, probably the most famous working mother in the world, talked about how she had tried to provide the best life for her own daughter.

''Why can't we do that for everyone's child?'' she asked.

This is soooooo pathetic, Hillary trying to play the 'mommy' card!

No thanks, Beest, you and the rest of your village idiots have had too much time raising our kids.

19 posted on 07/23/2007 12:04:28 PM PDT by hunter112 (Change will happen when very good men are forced to do very bad things.)
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To: stm

These two don’t have much pride, do they. But then they are members of teh democrat party, so what did I expect. Some people would eat #(&^ for votes, and I guess these are two of them.


20 posted on 07/23/2007 12:14:18 PM PDT by twonie (Keep your guns - and stockpile ammo.)
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To: GFritsch

How is THE race doing these days?


21 posted on 07/23/2007 12:27:54 PM PDT by vpintheak (Like a muddied spring or a polluted well is a righteous man who gives way to the wicked. Prov. 25:26)
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To: GFritsch
Partying with MEChA in Lebanon, 1980. A group which LaRaza refuses to condemn or dissassociate themselves from.


22 posted on 07/23/2007 12:31:39 PM PDT by SJackson (isolationism never was, never will be acceptable response to[expansionist] tyrannical governments)
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www.DiscoverTheNetwork.org Date: 7/23/2007 3:36:03 PM

MECHA (MOVIMIENTO ESTUDIANTIL DE CHICANOS DE AZTLAN)
URL :http://public.csusm.edu/student_orgs/mecha/


  • Radical Chicano student organization
  • Supports open borders, amnesty for illegal aliens, and U.S. recognition of Spanish as an official national language
  • Founded on a platform of racism and revanchism
  • Sees university as “agency” to fulfill political goals



Founded in 1969 at a conference at the University of California at Santa Barabara, MEChA is an acronym for El Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán (the Chicano Student Movement), an umbrella organization of radical Chicano student groups. Aztlán refers to the territory in the Southwestern United States -- including California, Arizona, Texas, New Mexico, as well as parts of Nevada, Utah, and Colorado -- that Mexico ceded to the United States in 1848 but which Mexican separatists consider part of a mythical Aztec homeland that rightfully belongs to them.

MEChA’s core philosophy is set forth in its founding manifestos, “El Plan Espiritual de Aztlán” and “El Plan de Santa Barbara.” In the former document, MEChA declares, “We do not recognize capricious frontiers on the bronze continent [the United States],” and vows to repel the “brutal ‘gringo’ invasion of our territories.” MEChA further states: “Where we are a majority we will control; where we are a minority we will represent a pressure group; nationally, we represent one party: La Familia de Raza [the Family of Race].” MEChA’s mission finds additional expression it the organization’s slogan, “Por la Raza todo. Fuera de La Raza nada," which translates to “For the race, everything. Outside of the race, nothing.”

Although MEChA has claimed that the aforementioned documents no longer represent its beliefs, this defense is belied by the organization’s more recent documents. MEChA’s current constitution, for instance, instructs chapter leaders to “[o]rient all members by discussing and reading historical documents of our Movimiento including: El Plan de Santa Barbara, El Plan Espiritual de Aztlán …” Accordingly, MEChA member groups, such the UC Berkeley chapter, cite these documents and explain that “MEChA understands that our founding documents are the fundamentals to MEChA.“

By supporting continued high levels of Mexican immigration to the United States, MEChA hopes to achieve, by sheer weight of numbers, the re-partition of the American Southwest. Toward this end, the organization endorses a host of pro-immigration policies. These include open borders, government benefits (including the right to vote and obtain drivers’ licenses) for non-citizens, amnesty for illegal aliens, dual citizenship, state recognition of Spanish as an official language, and racial set-asides in education and corporate hiring. 

MEChA espouses what it calls an ideology of “Chicanismo,” wherein Chicano purity is held up as a supreme virtue while assimilation is denounced as a betrayal of ethnic heritage. Those Latinos who fail to adhere to MEChA’s ideological platform are condemned as “race traitors.” In 1995, the Voz Fronteriza, the University of California San Diego's official MEChA publication, published an editorial on the death of a Latino INS (Immigration and Naturalization Services) agent. Describing him as a traitor to his race who deserved to die, the editors of the Voz concluded that "all the migra [a pejorative term for the INS] pigs should be killed, every single one." 

As a student organization, MEChA has concentrated its political activism on American higher education. According to MEChA, the “university is a critical agency in the transformation of the Chicano community.” Historically, the organization has pursued two aims. On the belief that American universities engage in pro-capitalist political indoctrination, MEChA has sought to popularize its own belief about the evils of the capitalist system -- the ethic of capitalism is, in MEChA’s view, an “ethic of profit and competition, greed and intolerance” -- while at the same time promoting the “ancestral communalism” of the Mexican people. 

Toward this purpose, MEChA has played a frontal role in the creation of Chicano Studies programs. A direct challenge to the traditional university curriculum, these programs are intended to “serve the interests of the Chicano people.” As a result, Chicano students are expected not merely to enroll in these programs but to “insure dominant influence of these programs.” In the words of MEChA’s national constitution, “Chicano and Chicana students of Aztlán must take upon themselves the responsibilities to promote Chicanismo within the community, politicizing our Raza with an emphasis on indigenous consciousness to continue the struggle for the self-determination of the Chicano people for the purpose of liberating Aztlán.” Students also have a duty to “constantly remind” Chicano faculty and administrators “where their loyalty lies.” 

Actively involved in political causes, MEChA originally protested against the Vietnam War and rallied on behalf of Chicano labor unions such as the United Farm Workers Union. In recent years, MEChA has become a leading campus advocacy group for illegal immigration -- supporting amnesty, welfare outlays, and taxpayer-funded education for illegal immigrants. Moreover, the organization has opposed the enforcement of immigration laws on the American border with Mexico. MEChA regards both of the main political parties in the U.S. as hostile to its interests, characterizing the two-party system as the “same animal with two heads that feed from the same trough.” 

MEChA has today established itself as a potent force on campuses nationwide: the organization boasts upward of 300 chapters in universities across the U.S., some 100 them of in California alone. Chicano Studies programs and departments have proliferated in recent years, many being administered by faculty who were themselves former MEChA activists and who remain sympathetic to the organization’s politics. Despite its radical agenda, MEChA has been able to generate revenue through mandatory student activity fees. MEChA has also focused recruitment on public high schools, establishing high-school chapters and encouraging its young supporters to participate in protests and marches. 

While MEChA’s radicalism has been largely rhetorical, the organization has occasionally resorted to violent measures. In 1993, when UCLA denied the group’s demand that the Chicano Studies Program be accorded departmental status, MEChA activists responded by rampaging through the campus and vandalizing the university’s faculty center, reportedly causing $500,000 worth of damage. In 1996, Mecha activists, who call themselves “Mechistas,” were videotaped assaulting demonstrators protesting illegal immigration.

MEChA also has a history of intolerance toward criticism. In 2002, MEChA members stole the press run of the California Patriot, the conservative newspaper at the University of California at Berkeley, for likening MEChA to a neo-Nazi movement. The loss of the newspapers was valued at $2,000. In May of 2006, MEChA activists destroyed 5,000 copies of the Campus Courier, a student newspaper at Pasadena City College, because of what they considered the paper’s inadequate coverage of a MEChA-sponsored event.

MEChA has in the past been associated with anti-Semitic sentiments and groups. A 1998 MEChA youth conference at California Polytechnic State University featured a printed program that introduced the school as “Cal Poly State Jewniversity.” The program also referred to New York as “Jew York.” When the Anti-Defamation League objected to the program, the university’s MEChA chapter issued a formal apology. MEChA has also been linked to La Voz de Aztlán (The Voice of Aztlan), a Chicano webzine that regularly publishes articles attacking Jews, Zionism, and Israel.

Several prominent politicians have emerged from MEChA’s ranks. Among them are Antonio Villaraigosa, who served as President of a MEChA chapter at UCLA. Cruz Bustamante, the lieutenant governor of California and a former gubernatorial candidate, was a member of MEChA as a student at California’s Fresno State College.

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www.DiscoverTheNetwork.org Date: 7/23/2007 3:37:45 PM

NATIONAL COUNCIL OF LA RAZA

1111  19th Street NW
Suite 1000
Washington, DC
20036

Phone :202-785-1670
URL :http://www.nclr.org/


  • Largest Hispanic organization in the U.S.
  • Lobbies for racial preferences, bilingual education, stricter hate crimes laws, mass immigration, and amnesty for illegal aliens



Founded in 1968 as the Southwest Council of La Raza, the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) is the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States. It works “to improve opportunities for Hispanic Americans,” who are, in its estimation, an oppressed minority that suffers much injustice and discrimination in American society. Through its network of nearly 300 affiliated community-based organizations, NCLR is active in 41 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia. To achieve its mission, NCLR conducts applied research, policy analysis, and advocacy, “providing a Latino perspective” in the following areas:  

  • Advocacy and Electoral Empowerment: In an effort “to reduce poverty and discrimination and improve life opportunities for Hispanics,” NCLR works for “increased Latino participation in the political process.”
  • Civil Rights and Justice: “Discrimination severely limits the economic and social opportunities available to Hispanic Americans. NCLR [seeks] to promote and protect equality of opportunity in voting, justice issues, education, employment, housing, and health care for all Americans.”
  • Community and Family Wealth-Building: Lamenting the Hispanic community’s “lack of access to capital,” this program aims “to measurably increase the level of … assets” held by that demographic. Toward that end, NCLR has initiated America’s largest Hispanic Community Development Finance Institution (CDFI) to provide low-cost capital.  
  • Education: This program “focuses its investment in the areas of early childhood education and high-school reform, where the disparity between Latinos and other groups is greatest. NCLR [engages in] advocacy for policy outcomes that will make the nation’s public school system more responsive to the needs of Latino children.” NCLR also supports the DREAM Act, which is designed to allow illegal aliens to attend college at the reduced tuition rates normally reserved for in-state legal residents.
  • Employment and Economic Opportunities: This initiative “seeks to advance the economic well-being of Latinos by focusing its program and policy work on closing the employment and skills gaps between Latinos and other Americans … [and] in increasing access to federally-funded job training services and opportunities for Latino workers.”
  • Farmworkers: “NCLR conducts policy analyses and advocacy activities in this area in order to improve conditions and opportunities for the nation’s farmworkers. NCLR also works very closely with the Farmworker Justice Fund, Inc. a national advocacy group for migrant and seasonal workers [illegal aliens].”
  • Health and Family Support: NCLR collaborates with a variety of organizations -- state, local, and national -- to promote “reform” that would give illegal immigrants full access to taxpayer-funded health care services.
  • Immigration: NCLR strives “to encourage immigration policies that are fair and nondiscriminatory, to encourage family reunification, and to enact necessary reforms to the current immigration system.” In short, it favors amnesty for illegals already residing in the U.S., and open borders henceforth. In La Raza’s calculus, any restriction on the free movement of immigrants constitutes a violation of their civil rights, and any reduction in government assistance to illegal border-crossers is “a disgrace to American values.” Thus La Raza supports continued mass Mexican immigration to the United States, and hopes to achieve, by the sheer weight of numbers, the re-partition of the American Southwest as a new state called Aztlan -- to be controlled by its alleged rightful owners, the people and government of Mexico. La Raza is also a sponsoring organization of the Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride Coalition, which seeks to secure ever-expanding rights and civil liberties protections for illegal immigrants, and policy reforms that diminish or eliminate future restrictions on immigration. At many of the “pro-immigration” rallies that NCLR members have attended in recent times, their signature slogan has been: "La Raza unida nunca sera vencida!" ("The united [Hispanic] race will never be defeated!")

With regard to national security concerns, NCLR has strongly opposed most of the U.S. government’s post-9/11 counterterrorism efforts, alleging that they have “undermined” the rights of “noncitizen Latinos.” For example: La Raza was a signatory to a March 17, 2003 letter exhorting members of the U.S. Congress to oppose Patriot Act II on grounds that it "contain[ed] a multitude of new and sweeping law enforcement and intelligence gathering powers … that would severely dilute, if not undermine, many basic constitutional rights"; it has endorsed the Community Resolution to Protect Civil Liberties campaign, a project that tries to influence city councils to pass resolutions to be non-compliant with the provisions of the Patriot Act; it endorsed the December 18, 2001 “Statement of Solidarity with Migrants,” which was drawn up by the National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights and called upon the U.S. government to “end discriminatory policies passed on the basis of legal status in the wake of September 11”; and it endorsed the Civil Liberties Restoration Act of 2004, which was designed to roll back, in the name of protecting civil liberties, vital national-security policies that had been adopted after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

NCLR’s major policy positions also include the following:

  • It supports access to driver’s licenses for illegal immigrants.
  • It opposes the REAL ID Act, which requires that all driver’s license and photo ID applicants be able to verify they are legal residents of the United States, and that the documents they present to prove their identity are genuine. According to La Raza, this law “opens the door to widespread discrimination and civil rights violations.”
  • It opposes the Clear Law Enforcement for Criminal Alien Removal Act (CLEAR), which would empower state and local law-enforcement authorities to enforce federal immigration laws. La Raza argues this would “result in higher levels of racial profiling, police misconduct, and other civil rights violations.”
  • It lobbies for racial and ethnic preferences (affirmative action) and set-asides in hiring, promotions, and college admissions.
  • It supports bilingual education and bilingual ballots.
  • It supports voting rights for illegal aliens.
  • It supports stricter hate-crime laws.
  • It opposes the Aviation Transportation and Security Act requiring that all airport baggage screeners be U.S. citizens.
  • It opposed President Bush’s signing of the "Secure Fence Act of 2006” which authorized 700 miles of new border fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border.

As columnist Michelle Malkin reports, La Raza seeks to inculcate young people with its worldview by funding a number of charter schools that advocate ethnic separatism and anti-American, anti-white attitudes. Among these schools are the following:

  • Mexicayotl Academy in Nogales, Arizona is "structured and developed around the concepts of identity, culture, and language." It supports local ethnic lobbying efforts "to right social injustices by educating the community and helping create social change." Under the heading "Greatest Achievements," the school's website lists its visit from the Marxist academic fraud Rigoberta Menchu, and its sponsorship of the Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos.
  • La Academia Semillas del Pueblo is a Los Angeles public school that teaches children "Aztec math" and the Mexican indigenous language of "Nahuatl." The principal, Marcos Aguilar, is an ethnic separatist who told a UCLA interviewer: "We don't want to drink from a White water fountain, we have our own wells and our natural reservoirs and our way of collecting rain in our aqueducts. We don't need a White water fountain. … We are not interested in what they have because we have so much more and because the world is so much larger. And ultimately the White way, the American way, the neo liberal, capitalist way of life will eventually lead to our own destruction." 
  • Aztlan Academy in south Tucson seeks “to integrate a meaningful Chicano Studies program into [students’] lives, language, and academics, as a means of developing their intellects as well as their pride and self-esteem." ("Aztlan" is the separatist name for the Southwestern United States that NCLR hopes will someday reunite with Mexico.)
  • The Dolores Huerta Preparatory High School in Pueblo, Colorado is named after the Latina labor union activist who is a Board member of the Democratic Socialists of America.
  • The Academia Cesar Chavez Charter School in Saint Paul, Minnesota supports the aforementioned federal DREAM Act.

An eminent figure in NCLR's history is Raul Yzaguirre, who served as the organization's President and CEO from 1974 to 2004. A notable former Chairman is Jose Villareal.

The organization's current President is Janet Murquia, who worked at the White House in various capacities from 1994 to 2000, ultimately as deputy assistant to President Bill Clinton. Immediately prior to joining NCLR, she was the Executive Vice Chancellor for University Relations at the University of Kansas.

In 2005 NCLR received some $15.2 million in federal grants, of which $7.9 million was in U.S. Department of Education grants for Charter Schools; undisclosed amounts were earmarked for get-out-the-vote efforts supporting La Raza political positions.

NCLR also receives funding from the American Express Foundation; the Allstate Foundation; the AT&T Foundation; the Bank of America Foundation; the Carnegie Corporation of New York; the Annie E. Casey Foundation; the Fannie Mae Foundation; the Ford Foundation; the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; the Joyce Foundation; the W. K. Kellogg Foundation; the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation; the Open Society Institute; the David and Lucile Packard Foundation; the Rockefeller Foundation; and the Verizon Foundation.

NCLR’s total revenues in 2005 were $25.3 million. Its net assets that year were nearly $52.4 million.


23 posted on 07/23/2007 12:40:10 PM PDT by SJackson (isolationism never was, never will be acceptable response to[expansionist] tyrannical governments)
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To: GFritsch

It’s totally appropriate for Dim’s to speak to racist organizations — the Democratic Party has stood for racism for their entire existence, the only thing that changes is which race they want to discriminate against at any particular point in time.


24 posted on 07/23/2007 12:43:05 PM PDT by vetsvette (Bring Him Back)
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To: WesternPacific

Voters need to understand their support for Democrats only fuels these racist, left-wing nutcase organizations. To paraphrase Slick, if you get her, you get La Raza too.


25 posted on 07/23/2007 12:53:12 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: Cyber Liberty
I bet neither of them can translate the phrase, “La Raza.”

They think it's Spanish for NASCAR.

-PJ

26 posted on 07/23/2007 12:55:33 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (Repeal the 17th amendment -- it's the "Fairness Doctrine" for Congress!)
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To: GFritsch

This move is merely in keeping with Senator Byrd meeting with the KKK only La Raza has many members who are not only racist but also illegal criminal aliens. Which is worse?


27 posted on 07/23/2007 12:59:32 PM PDT by Neoliberalnot
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To: GFritsch

These two are really in a rush to give the country away.


28 posted on 07/23/2007 1:11:11 PM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (leftist mental activity is essentially that of a dung-beetle.)
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To: Political Junkie Too

More likely, they think it’s Spanish. Period. That’s enough for them.


29 posted on 07/23/2007 1:31:42 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Did Dennis Kucinich always look like that or did he have to submit to a series of shots? [firehat])
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To: Political Junkie Too

I thought it was Latin American Spanish for “Condom...extra-small.”


30 posted on 07/23/2007 1:35:50 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Did Dennis Kucinich always look like that or did he have to submit to a series of shots? [firehat])
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To: GFritsch

I can hear hear the squishy liberal hand-wringing: “Oh, if I don’t support Obama, I’m a racist. But not supporting Hillary makes me a sexiist. What to do...what to do...”


31 posted on 07/23/2007 3:33:16 PM PDT by sergeantdave
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