LULAC / NM NM State Convention of League of United Latin American
WNMU Update On 15 May 2008
The WNMU Board of Regents met and in an unfortunate but unsurprising
fit of pique & con- firmation of their inability to respond to
citizens, staff or faculty, lashed out at Faculty Senate President Tom
Gruska and other faculty members and members of the public.
More soon come!
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League of United
Latin American Citizens
NM State Convention
In April 2008, The New Mexico Chapter of LULAC - League of
United Latin American Citizens - held it's statewide convention in
Silver City, NM and will hold it's national convention in Albuquerque,
NM in 2010.
LULAC was formed in 1929 to confront pervasive
discrimination against Latino, Hispanic, Chicano, Caribbean, and others
of non-Anglo Spanish speaking origins regardless of status as foreign
nationals or as United States citizens.
National and state leaders of LULAC addressed a range of
Ccomprehensive Immigration Reform
The Border Wall
No Child Left Behind
Federal Hiring Policies
The DREAM Act
ICE Raids and
Incarceration of Children and separation of families
Status of Apache Nations in Grant County & the
Other issues were addressed over the three days of the
convention and civil rights training was also part of the
schedule. RFS! regrets that we could not cover the entire three
days as we missed the Role Playing Workshop that satirized the
bunker mentality at WNMU.
This program begins with a representative of Republican
Congressman Stevan Pearce responding inadequately to questions on
Pearce's record and positions and his run for the Senate.
It concludes with Democratic Congressman Tom Udall addressing
the convention and responding to comments and questions from the floor
on his candidacy for the US Senate.
The convention also included (not as part of this program but
may be presented on this site later) what may be the only matchup
between 2nd US Congressional District Democrats Bill McCamley &
Harry Teague as they vie for the Democratic nomination.
Teague - oil services millionaire - is "fueling" his campaign
with his profits, having written himself checks in amounts approaching
1 million dollars and thus buying media time to bring legitimacy to his
efforts while McCamley - presently a Dona Ana County Commissioner - is
bouyed by many small contributors at a grassroots level, a la Barack
Obama. See Radio Free Silver's coverage of Bill McCamley's
recent town hall gathering in Silver City here.
here for LULAC / NM Click here for LULAC / National Click here for ENLACE at UNM Click here for HSOC / Hispanic Statement of Cooperation at
Los Alamos Labs Click here
for National Immigration Law Center on the Dream Act Click here
You Tube video -
A Dream Deferred and here for
adreamdeferred.org Click here for
NPR on the
Hoover Train era of forced explusion Click here for
comprehensive articles on forced expulsion of US citizens in the 30s Click here for
California's apology for forced expulsion... uh,
no reparations, SORRY!Other
Latino Rights organizations