Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

La Raza moves national convention from Kansas City to Chicago
Hays Daily News ^ | 7 FEB 2008 | not identified

Posted on 02/07/2008 2:03:44 PM PST by radar101

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The nation's largest Hispanic advocacy group on Thursday announced plans to hold its 2009 national convention in Chicago.

The National Council of La Raza voted Oct. 20 to pull the conference from Kansas City because a woman on the Kansas City Parks and Recreation Board was also a member the anti-illegal immigrant Minuteman Civil Defense Corps. The member, Frances Semler, resigned from the parks board last month.

La Raza believes the Minuteman organization is hostile to Hispanics. The group is known for its citizen patrols on the Mexican border and for picketing construction sites where it thinks illegal immigrants are working.

Minuteman officials say the group abides by the law and opposes illegal immigration.

La Raza said in a written statement that it selected Chicago for the conference, which is scheduled for July 25-28, "to ensure that the event remained in the Midwest." Chicago has hosted the annual conference three times.

The 2009 convention, expected to draw about 20,000 participants, was expected to bring to Kansas City an estimated $5 million to $7 million in revenue.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: aztlanpride; chicago; kansascity; laraza; minutemen; reconquista; therace

1 posted on 02/07/2008 2:03:47 PM PST by radar101
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: radar101

A bit more north and they are were they belong to.


2 posted on 02/07/2008 2:04:59 PM PST by SolidWood (All conservative effort into retaking Congress!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: radar101
Alternate title, from American Patrol:
'Tan Klan' moves soiree from Kansas City to Chicago
3 posted on 02/07/2008 2:05:16 PM PST by radar101
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: radar101

They moved the convention over somebody on the friggin Parks and Recreation Board? Talk about sensitive.


4 posted on 02/07/2008 2:08:03 PM PST by squidly
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: radar101

Why don’t they just share the convention in Minneapolis with the republicrats?


5 posted on 02/07/2008 2:08:21 PM PST by the gillman@blacklagoon.com (And close the damned borders!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: radar101

And Kansas City ran off every conservative; so La Razs would come there. LOL

Liars will always be liars and scum will always be scum


6 posted on 02/07/2008 2:08:52 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: radar101
La Raza believes the Minuteman organization is hostile to Hispanics.

Now please tell us what La Raza is hostile to?

7 posted on 02/07/2008 2:09:21 PM PST by DUMBGRUNT (The best is the enemy of the good!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: squidly

Just wait until they start seething like the muzzies do.

Seriously though, don’t let the door hit you where the good Lord split you, la raza.


8 posted on 02/07/2008 2:09:54 PM PST by Hoffer Rand
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: radar101

Should move this p.o.s. convention o John McLames home town.


9 posted on 02/07/2008 2:10:00 PM PST by Joe Boucher (An enemy of Islam)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: radar101

Why do these idiots have a national convention here? Shouldn’t they have one in Mexico?

Oh, I forgot; they would be arrested or shot in Mexico.


10 posted on 02/07/2008 2:10:02 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: radar101

This is the conference where McCazatlan was the featured guest speaker and how he went on about how he was going to screw the American public with his shamnesty bill. Fool me once shame on you fool me twice shame on me. McAzatlan is a freaking liberal - to all the fools who think that he wont stab conservatives in the back look at his record.


11 posted on 02/07/2008 2:11:39 PM PST by sasafras (I will NEVER vote for another liberal! - Do you hear that Senator McCazatlan)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: radar101

I was going to ask why an foreign financed and aided organization dedicated to the dismantling of this nation is allowed to darken our soil, but then there is already precedence with The DNC, the GOP and CAIR.


12 posted on 02/07/2008 2:13:06 PM PST by TADSLOS (Estoy John McCain y apruebo este mensaje!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: radar101

Are they going to hold it in that church that has become a magnet for illegals?


13 posted on 02/07/2008 2:13:08 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: radar101

Take your convention and hold it in Mexico City.

Now this group of Mexican seperatists is telling us who can serve on our City governments. And the Democrats kiss their asses.


14 posted on 02/07/2008 2:13:27 PM PST by popdonnelly (Get Reid. Salazar, and Harkin out of the Senate.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: radar101
La Raza march in Chicago. Not kidding.


15 posted on 02/07/2008 2:13:36 PM PST by bill1952 (I will vote for McCain if he resigns his Senate seat before this election.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: radar101
CLINTON’S OPEN BORDERS DISGRACE (Puts former La Raza boss on payroll)

http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/Read.aspx?GUID={473B1006-DEA4-4340-B1A2-AC0838DE5714}

16 posted on 02/07/2008 2:14:21 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee ("A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: radar101
La Raza believes the Minuteman organization is hostile to Hispanics.

No, if La Raza were honest, La Raza would admit that the Minutemen organization is hostile to La Raza (and illegals, of course), and most Americans, if told for what La Raza stands, would be hostile to La Raza as well.

17 posted on 02/07/2008 2:14:35 PM PST by agrace
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: radar101
CLINTON'S OPEN BORDERS DISGRACE (Puts former La Raza boss on payroll)

http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/Read.aspx?GUID={473B1006-DEA4-4340-B1A2-AC0838DE5714}

18 posted on 02/07/2008 2:15:01 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee ("A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Brad from Tennessee

Sorry for double post.


19 posted on 02/07/2008 2:15:47 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee ("A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: radar101
Will this McCain staffer be attending?
20 posted on 02/07/2008 2:15:55 PM PST by rightinthemiddle (The Mainstream Media Controls Our Party. Go, RINOS!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: radar101

This organization, ‘La Raza’ is even more racially bigoted than what their evil lies accuse Americans of being.


21 posted on 02/07/2008 2:16:47 PM PST by antonia (Build the Wall Now! "Drill right now, Drill today, Drill all night, Drill all the way!")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: radar101

Ciertamente no son “Las Valores”.


22 posted on 02/07/2008 2:18:41 PM PST by onedoug
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: radar101

Good. Speaking on behalf of Kansas City, we don’t want that racist bunch.


23 posted on 02/07/2008 2:20:12 PM PST by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: radar101

Boycott La Raza. Turn your backs on them.


24 posted on 02/07/2008 2:25:55 PM PST by popdonnelly (Get Reid. Salazar, and Harkin out of the Senate.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: radar101
The National Council of La Raza voted Oct. 20 to pull the conference from Kansas City because a woman on the Kansas City Parks and Recreation Board was also a member the anti-illegal immigrant Minuteman Civil Defense Corps

No worries about that in Chicago!!!!

25 posted on 02/07/2008 2:27:32 PM PST by Don Corleone (Leave the gun..take the cannoli)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: radar101

Away from home aren’t they?


26 posted on 02/07/2008 2:29:03 PM PST by MrLee (Sha'alu Shalom Yerushalyim!! God bless Eretz Israel.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: radar101

The 2009 convention, expected to draw about 20,000 participants, was expected to bring to Kansas City an estimated $5 million to $7 million in revenue. Mostly cocaine but also high quality pot and a little herion.


27 posted on 02/07/2008 2:33:27 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (Benedict Arnold was against the Terrorist Surveillance Program)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: TADSLOS
I was going to ask why an foreign financed and aided organization dedicated to the dismantling of this nation is allowed to darken our soil,

They also receive funding from U.S. taxpayers.

Tax Dollars Fund Advocacy of Illegal Immigration
Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW)
May, 2006

SNIP

Some organizations that receive government funding advocate for illegal aliens and even helped to coordinate the massive protests against immigration reform, such as the "Day Without Immigrants" held on May 1.

The following information was obtained from looking at groups' 990 tax forms.

SNIP

The National Council of La Raza, one of the largest organizations engaged in current immigration reform issues, received $4.2 million from taxpayers. The Farmworker Justice Fund, a subsidiary of La Raza, received $692,665 in government funding almost 60 percent of its total revenue.

SNIP

28 posted on 02/07/2008 2:44:49 PM PST by DumpsterDiver
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: radar101
ANYONE REMEMBER THIS?:

Chicago Tribune: Miller Beer Sponsors Pro-Illegal Alien March

By Tim Graham | September 1, 2006 - 10:29 ET

Michelle Malkin provides today’s LOL moment in supposed corporate conservatism. The Chicago Tribune reports that Miller Brewing paying out $30,000 to sponsor an illegal-alien advocacy march from Chicago to Denny Hastert’s office in Batavia. Their motto: “Live responsibly.” (Perhaps that might be contradicted a bit by the illegal immigrating.) What next? The coyotes bringing illegal aliens across the border with teams of Budweiser Clydesdales?

In the Tribune story, a Hispanic marketer warns: "A company sponsoring one of the two sides of the immigration debate is no different than a company sponsoring groups for or against abortion [rights]. It's one of those heated political debates that companies should stay clear of." You have to love the Tribune throwing "rights" in brackets after the word abortion. The Trib's headline calls this an "immigrant rights march."

Reporter Oscar Avila is pretty straightforward: "But this march is no Cinco de Mayo parade. The politically charged event will promote a controversial plan to end deportations and offer legal status for all 11 million to 12 million undocumented immigrants. That creates potential pitfalls for any businesses lending support, experts say."

This is not really out of line in Chicago, if you remember the NBC Chicago affiliate and the Chicago Sun-Times (and New York Times) sponsoring the Gay Games in Chicago this summer, which was pretty much a "civil rights" protest event with sports attached. The Trib merely provided an in-kind contribution in its pages.

29 posted on 02/07/2008 2:44:55 PM PST by radar101
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: radar101

Crap. Closer to where I live around.

Doesn’t Illinois know that this is a racist group?

“La Raza” = “The Race” - which is know to mean they are the best race, the mexi-hispanic race or whatever they are calling themselves today. Their writings and positions indicate as much.


30 posted on 02/07/2008 2:59:32 PM PST by Secret Agent Man
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: radar101

Good. They can take their racist asses to a city that shares their sentiments.

Out of my state you marxist rabble.


31 posted on 02/07/2008 3:11:25 PM PST by ExpatGator (Extending logic since 1961.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: radar101; 1stMarylandRegiment; 47carollann; A Citizen Reporter; A Cyrenian; adrian; AFLoggie; ...
Missouri ping

Low volume ping list

FReepmail me to be on, or off, this list.

All I can say is, "HOORAAAAAYYYYY!!!!!"!
We can do without La Raza in KC.

32 posted on 02/07/2008 3:15:57 PM PST by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: radar101; 1stMarylandRegiment; 47carollann; A Citizen Reporter; A Cyrenian; adrian; AFLoggie; ...
Missouri ping

Low volume ping list

FReepmail me to be on, or off, this list.

All I can say is, "HOORAAAAAYYYYY!!!!!"!
We can do without La Raza in KC.

33 posted on 02/07/2008 3:16:40 PM PST by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: All
Sorry about the double post.

My proxy server burped.

34 posted on 02/07/2008 3:17:31 PM PST by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 33 | View Replies]

To: radar101
La Raza believes the Minuteman organization is hostile to Hispanics.

No -- if you'd learn the language, you'd see that the Minuteman organization is hostile to Hispanics WHO ARE IN THIS COUNTRY ILLEGALLY.

35 posted on 02/07/2008 3:19:05 PM PST by StarCMC (http://cannoneerno4.wordpress.com; http://starcmc.wordpress.com/ - The Enemedia is inside the gates.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: radar101

Es muy estupido!!!


36 posted on 02/07/2008 3:20:52 PM PST by no dems (Fat people are harder to kidnap.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: radar101

Ooh! I love Chick...ago!

37 posted on 02/07/2008 3:21:06 PM PST by uglybiker (I do not suffer from mental illness. In fact, I'm enjoying every minute of it.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rightinthemiddle

Notice who wrote the “Forward” on the book.


38 posted on 02/07/2008 3:21:43 PM PST by no dems (Fat people are harder to kidnap.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: bill1952

Che-cago.


39 posted on 02/07/2008 4:24:16 PM PST by Dionysius (Jingoism is no vice.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: ExpatGator

Word.

La Raza is the face of racism in America today.


40 posted on 02/07/2008 7:39:56 PM PST by gura
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

To: radar101
Why not Phoenix, in honor of Juan McAztlan?
41 posted on 02/09/2008 1:16:25 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Second To None!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson