Skip to comments.The National Council of La Raza, Mi Familia Vota Education Fund launch "Mobilize to Vote 2014"
Posted on 01/24/2014 8:23:59 AM PST by Altura Ct.
The National Council of La Raza (NCLR) and Mi Familia Vota Education Fund (MFVED) have launched the initial phase of their "Mobilize to Vote 2014" campaign, a joint effort to register over one-quarter of a million new Hispanic voters by the midterm elections.
"The non-partisan campaign is designed to reach Latinos in areas of the country where their population growth has been significant, yet the greatest gaps exist between potential voters and actual voters," the NCLR said in a press release "While Latinos have increased their electoral participation in the last decade, today there are almost as many eligible but inactive Latino voters (11.1 million) as active Latino voters (12.2 million). "To help close this gap, NCLR and MFV Ed Fund are implementing a large-scale register-by-mail program targeting eligible Latino voters in Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas and Utah, with plans under development to expand registration efforts to Florida and California."
This effort is especially enthusiastic following the 2014 elections, when the Latino vote stood out as one of the main demographic groups that signaled a shift in U.S. political power. Polls indicated it was the decisive voting group that moved the presidential election in favor of the Democratic Party.
"Latinos have had an indelible impact on the nation's political landscape in recent elections, and their untapped potential may exert even greater influence," said Janet Murguia, President and CEO of NCLR. "To fully leverage this potential, we must push to register as many eligible Latino voters as possible, particularly as we approach a midterm election that will no doubt have an impact on how issues important to our community-such as immigration reform-are addressed moving forward." Murguia points to the sheer numbers, indicating that while Latinos have made their voice heard, that voice could be a lot louder.
"Approximately 8.6 million Latinos in the United States are eligible to vote, but have not yet registered; every month, nearly 64,000 young Latino citizens turn 18 and become newly eligible," the press release says. "That's a treasure trove of potential voters whom are often not reached by traditional party or state outreach efforts. "The mailings will target three pools of potential registrants-newly eligible 18 year olds, registered voters who have moved and need to re-register, and the broader Hispanic voting-age population. Voter registration materials will land in mailboxes as early as this month, again in May, and later in August, reaching more than 2.5 million potential new Hispanic registrants in the Southwest." It is also in the Southwest where Latino voters could make the biggest impact. Democrats in Texas are anxiously waiting to see if a significant turnout in the Hispanic vote could turn the red tide in the electorally-powerful State of Texas. Many number-crunchers believe that a heavy turnout by Hispanic voters would be more than enough to turn Texas blue, and elect gubernatorial underdog Wendy Davis and Latina Lt. Governor Leticia Van de Putte.
But Texas is also home to Latino Republicans as well. It is the state that produced Tea Party hero Ted Cruz. Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, while not Hispanic, is a fluent Spanish-speaker and spent a significant amount of time in Latin America, working in Bolivia. With its proximity to Mexico and cross-border trade, politically- and business-savvy Texans have been familiar with the Latin American world for some time. And while not getting the press of better-financed candidates, Texas also boasts a Hispanic woman running for the governor's office in Miriam Martinez. But the voter registration proponents don't mention one side of the other, saying only that Hispanics need to be louder in the political scene.
"Mi Familia Vota Education Fund works to close the Latino civic participation gap from citizenship to voter registration to voter turnout, engaging voters year-round." said Ben Monterroso, Executive Director of Mi Familia Vota Education Fund. "Elected officials need to pay attention to our issues on a regular basis and consistently engage Latinos. How they react to key issues such as immigration reform will not be forgotten on Election Day. It is not enough to wait until six weeks before an election to pay lip service to Latino voters. We are too important to ignore."
Both parties are being served notice, according to Emmarie Huetteman's blog in the New York Times. "The Republicans have a great deal to gain in terms of brand improvement and in terms of essentially demobilizing virulent opposition built around the supposition that they are the impediment to immigration reform," Gary Segura, a co-founder of the polling firm Latino Decisions told Huetteman.
"I think it's clear that Democrats need to demonstrate that they can actually deliver on promises made, and that it's clear that voters need something to vote for, not just something to vote against," Clarissa Martínez de Castro, NCLR's director of immigration and civic engagement is quoted in the NY Times blog.
What is a Latino?
That’s a fair question. Obviously, Latinos are persons from or descended from: Most of Italy, especially Lazio (Latium); Pontine Islands; Sicily, Corsica, Capri, etc.; Romania; Spain; France, but excluding the Alsace region; Portugal; Dominican Republic; Cuba; Puerto Rico; South America generally but excluding Germanic and Indian persons; Central America generally; Mexico generally but excluding Germanic and Indian persons; North Central New Jersey; the Philippines generally but excluding Maori and other indigenous persons. Also, some (now elderly) Francophone Vietnamese and Lebanese persons.
"NCLR conducts immigration policy analyses and advocacy activities in its role as a civil rights organization. The primary focus of these activities is to encourage immigration policies that are fair and nondiscriminatory, to encourage family reunification, and to enact necessary reforms to the current immigration system.." - www.nclr.org/index.php/issues_and_programs/immigration/
Immigration from Mexico is 2.5 times that of Europe.
Immigration from one country, Mexico, is 2.5 times that of many countries combined. Most immigrants are from Mexico. In fact, most illegal aliens are from Mexico.
As of March 2010, 11.2 million unauthorized immigrants were living in the United StatesDo the math: 63% of illegals are Mexican.
Then see Figure 2 at http://www.pewhispanic.org/2011/02/01/ii-current-estimates-and-trends/
An immigration policy that is "fair and nondiscriminatory" would not favor only Mexicans.
LA RAZA AND AMERICANS
By Jim Simpson
Published May 31, 2007
A recent proposal in Congress H.R. 1999, which was cosponsored in April by Reps. Ruben Hinojosa of Texas and Rick Renzi of Arizona would provide $10 million a year to a radical immigration group, the National Council of La Raza (meaning “the race”). The bill offers funds for “community development and affordable housing projects and programs serving low- and moderate-income households,” for families of “Hispanic origin.”
So giving immigrants the same free medical care, education, food, housing and income support available to all low-income groups is not enough. Now we have to single them out for special treatment, empowering a radical organization in the process. And the bill does not discriminate between legal and illegal immigrants. It is bad enough there are already programs like this. The real dig is that La Raza gets to distribute the money, cementing its position of influence within the immigrant community.
La Raza challenges the “radical” label that Michelle Malkin, U.S. congressmen and others have given it. On its Web site, La Raza makes a forceful argument claiming it opposes illegal immigration, disavows separatist or racist Hispanic movements and only seeks to bring Hispanics into the American mainstream by teaching English, respect for our laws, etc. Sounds truly inspiring, but the organizations and causes it supports tell a different story.
Remember the 1994 California ballot initiative that would have denied social services to illegal immigrants? Proposition 187 was fed up California voters’ answer to the crippling effects of illegal immigration. It passed with 58 percent support. Any rational taxpaying citizen, Hispanic or otherwise, should support it, right? Not La Raza. Along with other groups, La Raza successfully defeated it in court. Here’s the view, as expressed in an address by former La Raza President Raul Yzaguirre at the organization’s 2003 annual conference: Proposition 187 in California and similar proposals elsewhere were ugly efforts to hurt the Latino community.
But we fought back then, and now the Hispanic community is being assaulted once more. This time they don’t want to make you angry, so their tactics are subtle.
La Raza has relied almost entirely on generous American foundation and government grants since its inception in 1968. It received $5.8 million from the feds in 2005, according to its annual report, and now may well get an additional $10 million a year for its trouble. How nice.
It gets better. Have you heard of Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan, better known by its acronym MEChA? If you live in California, you have. This group’s Web site states: “We are Chicanos and Chicanas of Aztlan reclaiming the land of out birth,” which according to their revisionist history, includes areas of the Southwestern United States.
In its answer to critics’ charges of support for this radical separatist group, La Raza explains that MEChA is really just a “student organization whose primary objectives are educational” and that their founding charter’s radical goals don’t matter. To make its pathetic case, the group cites, of all things, a passage from a Los Angeles Times article by one Gustavo Arellano that “few [MEChA] members take these dated relics of the 1960s seriously, if they even bothered to read them.”
So we’re supposed to take the word of an LA Times reporter as an answer to this serious charge? The first page of MEChA’s Web site states in bold print “The following documents are essential to the philosophy of MEChA. Every MEChista should be familiar with them,” One of these, the MEChA “Constitution” states in its preamble: “Chicano and Chicana students of Aztlan must take upon themselves the responsibilities to promote Chicanismo within the community, politicizing our Raza [race] with an emphasis on indigenous consciousness to continue the struggle for the self-determination of the Chicano people for the purpose of liberating Aztlan (emphasis mine).” Can’t see how members would ignore that.
NCLR has also teamed up with other openly radical groups like the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) to thwart illegal immigration reform at every turn. To push the current legislation under consideration, they have joined a host of groups under one banner called the Coalition for Comprehensive Immigration Reform. Founded in 2003, this group has received $7 million from Atlantic Philanthropies, a multibillion dollar foundation led by Gare LaMarche, the former vice president and director of U.S. programs for George Soros’ Open Society Institute. The coalition’s objectives, according to Atlantic Philanthropies’ Web site, are “guided by a core set of rights-based immigration principles and priorities, including: a path to permanency for the undocumented, family re-unification and labor protection for future flows.”
So much for moderation.
La Raza’s Web site has a clean, professional look, and its propaganda carries all the buzzwords designed to make it look moderate, very much like the equally radical Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). La Raza has similarly wrapped itself in the mantle of moderation by cultivating friends in both parties, flattering gullible lawmakers.
But is it moderate? No.
According to insiders, the National Council of La Raza had “virtual veto power” over the most recent Senate immigration proposal. These are the folks pushing immigration policy in America.
Is there anywhere left to turn?
Jim Simpson, a free-lance writer, served as an economist and budget analyst for the White House Office of Management and Budget.
The Truth About ‘La Raza’ and its “Reconquista” or reconquest, of the Western U.S.
February 20, 2011
“MEChA and the La Raza movement teach that Colorado, California, Arizona, Texas, Utah, New Mexico, Oregon and parts of Washington State make up an area known as “Aztlan” — a fictional ancestral homeland of the Aztecs before Europeans arrived in North America. As such, it belongs to the followers of MEChA. These are all areas America should surrender to “La Raza” once enough immigrants, legal or illegal, enter to claim a majority, as in Los Angeles. The current borders of the United States will simply be extinguished. “
One of America’s greatest strengths has always been taking in immigrants from cultures around the world, and assimilating them into our country as Americans. By being citizens of the U.S. we are Americans first, and only, in our national loyalties.
This is totally opposed by MEChA for the hordes of illegal immigrants pouring across our borders, to whom they say:
“Chicano is our identity; it defines who we are as people. It rejects the notion that we...should assimilate into the Anglo-American melting pot...Aztlan was the legendary homeland of the Aztecas ... It became synonymous with the vast territories of the Southwest, brutally stolen from a Mexican people marginalized and betrayed by the hostile custodians of the Manifest Destiny.” (Statement on University of Oregon MEChA Website, Jan. 3, 2006)
MEChA isn’t at all shy about their goals, or their views of other races. Their founding principles are contained in these words in “El Plan Espiritual de Aztlan” (The Spiritual Plan for Aztlan):
“In the spirit of a new people that is conscious not only of its proud historical heritage but also of the brutal gringo invasion of our territories, we, the Chicano inhabitants and civilizers of the northern land of Aztlan from whence came our forefathers, reclaiming the land of their birth and consecrating the determination of our people of the sun, declare that the call of our blood is our power, our responsibility, and our inevitable destiny. ... Aztlan belongs to those who plant the seeds, water the fields, and gather the crops and not to the foreign Europeans. ... We are a bronze people with a bronze culture. Before the world, before all of North America, before all our brothers in the bronze continent, we are a nation, we are a union of free pueblos, we are Aztlan. For La Raza todo. Fuera de La Raza nada.”
That closing two-sentence motto is chilling to everyone who values equal rights for all. It says: “For The Race everything. Outside The Race, nothing.”
If these morally sickening MEChA quotes were coming from some fringe website, Americans could at least console themselves that it was just a small group of nuts behind it. Nearly every racial and ethnic group has some shady characters and positions in its past and some unbalanced individuals today claiming racial superiority and demanding separatism. But this is coming straight from the official MEChA sites at Georgetown University, the University of Texas, UCLA, University of Michigan, University of Colorado, University of Oregon, and many other colleges and universities around the country.
MEChA was in fact reported to be one of the main organizers of those street demonstrations we witnessed over the past weeks. That helps explain why those hordes of illegal immigrants weren’t asking for amnesty — they were demanding an end to U.S. law, period. Unlike past waves of immigrants who sought to become responsible members of American society, these protesters reject American society altogether, because they have been taught that America rightfully belongs to them.
MEChA and the La Raza movement teach that Colorado, California, Arizona, Texas, Utah, New Mexico, Oregon and parts of Washington State make up an area known as “Aztlan” — a fictional ancestral homeland of the Aztecs before Europeans arrived in North America. As such, it belongs to the followers of MEChA. These are all areas America should surrender to “La Raza” once enough immigrants, legal or illegal, enter to claim a majority, as in Los Angeles. The current borders of the United States will simply be extinguished.
This plan is what is referred to as the “Reconquista” or reconquest, of the Western U.S.
But it won’t end with territorial occupation and secession. The final plan for the La Raza movement includes the ethnic cleansing of Americans of European, African, and Asian descent out of “Aztlan.”
As Miguel Perez of Cal State-Northridge’s MEChA chapter has been quoted as saying: “The ultimate ideology is the liberation of Aztlan. Communism would be closest [to it]. Once Aztlan is established, ethnic cleansing would commence: Non-Chicanos would have to be expelled — opposition groups would be quashed because you have to keep power.”
And thee is much more to be said on this subject.
The Senate amnesty bill contains a constantly replenished $100 million dollar slush fund for America-hating La Raza plotting to kill Americans.
REFERENCE---so-called "La Raza Studies" (tax-funded indoctrination) do not even try to sugar-coat its anti-America agenda and its bloodthirsty plans to kill off Americans: Raza Studies textbook Occupied America, by Rodolfo Acuña, includes a violent and blood-curdling speech given by university professor Jose Angel Gutierrez: We have got to eliminate the gringo, and what I mean by that is, if the worst comes to the worst, we have got to kill him, (pg. 323).
The following is taken directly from La Raza's Occupied America: .......execute all white males over age 16, (p 167--AKA the Plan of San Diego).
America-hating Raza Studies teach (1) violence, (2) undermining US ntl security, and, (3) the need for Mexico to "re- take seven states in the Southwest...in order to make the SW a Chicano nation."
The next day after we pass it, you know were not going to be satisfied, were going to come back, he said. Were going to have a civil rights act, were going to have a voting rights act Nobody is leaving this fight once we conclude this first chapter, he said.
"Hopefully, in 30 years, [we] can bring immigrants from all over the world, Gutierrez said.
BACKSTORY Just before the US Senate "amnesty" procedural vote, Republican Judiciary Committee member Sen Charles Grassley offered a simple amendment to the Judiciary Committee considering voting the immigration bill out of commmittee.
"The secretary (of homeland security) may not grant registered provisional immigrant status to an alien under this section unless the alien fully discloses to the secretary all the names and Social Security account numbers that the alien has ever used to obtain employment in the United States," said Grassley's amendment.
Sen Grassley's amendment would not have prohibited illegal aliens from being converted into legal aliens just because they had used names and Social Security numbers that did not belong to them. It would only have required that the illegal aliens make the names and numbers they used known to DHS before they could be granted the right to legally live in the United States.
Sen Grassley said, "Congress should not thumb its nose at the millions of Americans who are victims of identity theft, often perpetrated by an undocumented person who steals Social Security numbers to get jobs, govt benefits, driver's licenses and more. This amendment will simply require the person applying for RPI status to disclose any previously used Social Security numbers," said Grassley. "It's the first step to helping clean up the mess that's been created for the victim of identity theft. The amendment also authorizes certain federal agencies, upon receipt of this information, to notify individuals who were the victims."
ON RECORD AS AIDING AND AETTING FELONIES Dismissing Sen Grassley's proposal, ranking Dem member Sen Schumer (Dimwit-NY) said: "When people are living in undocumented status, there are times, I suppose, when they've made up identities, made up Social Security numbers. How are they going to remember all that? (The) purpose of this bill is to bring people out of the shadows. We all know when they lived in the shadows, they had to forge documents, forge Social Security numbers, et cetera. I just don't see how, when you've lived here 10 years, and you've had many different identities, many different numbers, you're going to remember them all," said Schumer.
Sounds to me like this is a rather diverse bunch of people with nothing really in common other than language. It is a made-up word with no sensible definition.
Well, I will not contend against your superb expertise! The depth of your perception astounds me, and your ‘sensibility’ exceeds all logic! Take care now, and stay well! Salud!
By Humberto Fontova, on September 6, 2012,
You will never!!! In a million GAZILLION years!!! Guess who's an icon!!! Of La Raza Unida!!! The Chicano group who Democratic Golden Boy Julian Castro's mother helped found!!!
posted on 4/16/2014 6:59:44 PM by Liz:
BEWARE THE CASTROS US Cong Julian Castro, San Antonio, his identical twin brother -- San Antonio Mayor, Julian Castro (now making the rounds of presidential primary states)....and Mamsita Castro---Maria Rosie Castro--hardline La Raza activist.
Freshman Cong Joaquín Castro warned last year that if Speaker Boehner adhered to his promise to invoke the so-called Hastert rule, the House will not pass comprehensive immigration reform last year.
So I guess that will put the kibosh to the ambitious Castro family's plans for America, thank God. God only knows how much San Diego tax money and Congressional tax money----from her sons----is going into furthering mamasita's La Raza activities.
San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro---2012 Democrat convention keynoter---genially introduced the twins' mother, Maria Rosie Castro to the convention-goers. Mamasita Castro is a radical ethnocentric, anti-assimilationist....a key figure in the activities of the blood-thirsty, tax-funded La Raza."
AMERICANS ARE ALREADY FUNDING MAMASITA'S HATE-FILLED ORGANIZATION BIGTIME: In 2005 alone, $7.9 million in taxpayer funding was given to La Raza charter schools in the form of US Dept of Education grants.
LA RAZA schools stress Latino culture, the Spanish language, the re-conquest of the American Southwest, the establishment of the mythical Atzlan on US soil, and even Aztec math.
In addition to using taxpayer funds to enforce the teaching of murder and violence in US public schools, the federally-funded La Raza organization operates 100 charter schools across America.
LA RAZA TEACHES HATE-AMERICA WITH OUR TAX DOLLARS La Raza Studies do not even try to sugar-coat its anti-America agenda and its bloodthirsty plans to kill off Americans: Raza Studies textbook Occupied America, by Rodolfo Acuña, includes a violent and blood-curdling speech given by university professor Jose Angel Gutierrez: We have got to eliminate the gringo, and what I mean by that is, if the worst comes to the worst, we have got to kill him, (pg. 323). The following is taken directly from La Raza's Occupied America: .......execute all white males over age 16, (p 167--AKA the Plan of San Diego).