15 Jun 2011

Horrific Coverage of Ethanol Subsidies: Where Feeding Cows Matters More Than Feeding Future Economic Refugees

Without Corn There Is No Country Peasant Produced Food For Mexico Hunger Doesn’t Wait! Originally posted on Citizen Orange. I’ve got to admit that these stories snuck up on me. Senate Republicans, led by Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK), are pushing to end ethanol subsides and House Republicans, led by Speaker

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26 Apr 2011

Right To Stay: How Migrant Youth Resistance Manifests Itself Through Social Media

Kyle de Beausset is a pro-migrant blogger at Citizen Orange. “It’s much more like Egypt then MoveOn”, is the comparison Roberto Lovato used to describe how migrant youth use social media as we prepared for our panel in the National Conference for Media Reform here in Boston.  It’s an apt

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21 Sep 2010

We Will Be Watching: Victory for the DREAM Act

Originally posted at Citizen Orange. The fate of almost a million lives could be decided in the next six hours.  As a voter, as a millenial, as a migrant, as a Guatemalan, I’m writing to say that I will be watching along with the vast majority of those who will

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21 Sep 2010

We Will Be Watching: Victory for the DREAM Act

Originally posted at Citizen Orange.

The fate of almost a million lives could be decided in the next six hours.  As a voter, as a millenial, as a migrant, as a Guatemalan, I’m writing to say that I will be watching along with the vast majority of those who will determine the future of the United States of America. 

If you already haven’t heard already, Harry Reid is going to offer the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act up as an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act.  The Senate is scheduled to vote on taking up the Act tomorrow at 2:15 p.m.  If you haven’t called you’re Senator yet in the support of the DREAM Act please do so now by calling:

888-254-5087

It is imperative that you focus on these Senators.  If you’ve called already, call again.  If you’ve called again, ask five friends to do the same.  If you’ve done all that, here are some more actions you can take.

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19 Sep 2010

Pressure Mounts For Moderate Republicans To Support the DREAM Act

Originally posted on Citizen Orange. Senator George LeMieux (R-FL) is starting to feel the heat of pro-migrant voters, specifically Latino voters. Tonight, Univision will air a debate in which current Florida governor and U.S. Senate nominee Charlie Crist will come out in support of the DREAM Act.  The day before

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18 Sep 2010

Pressure Mounts For Moderate Republicans To Support the DREAM Act

Senator George LeMieux (R-FL) is starting to feel the heat of pro-migrant voters, specifically Latino voters. Tonight, Univision will air a debate in which current Florida governor and U.S. Senate nominee Charlie Crist will come out in support of the DREAM Act.  The day before yesterday, Representive Kendrick Meek (D-FL), and also a nominee for U.S. Senate, hand delivered a letter to LeMieux.  This part of Meek’s letter says it all:

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17 Sep 2010

The Stars Have Aligned: The Time Is Now for the DREAM Act

Originally posted at Citizen Orange. If you haven’t been on facebook, twitter, or following the news, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) announced yesterday that he would be introducing the DREAM Act as an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act.  Univision anchor Jorge Ramos tweeted last week that Reid

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15 Sep 2010

The Stars Have Aligned: The Time Is Now for the DREAM Act

If you haven’t been on facebook, twitter, or following the news, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) announced yesterday that he would be introducing the DREAM Act as an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act.  Univision anchor Jorge Ramos tweeted last week that Reid wanted to move the DREAM Act before November.  Now we know how Reid wants to move it.  The DREAM Act could come up for a vote as early as Tuesday of next week.

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02 Sep 2010

DREAM Now Letters to Barack Obama: Saad Nabeel

Originally posted on Citizen Orange. The “DREAM Now Series: Letters to Barack Obama” is a social media campaign that launched Monday, July 19, to underscore the urgent need to pass the DREAM Act. The Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act, S. 729, would help tens of thousands

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30 Aug 2010

DREAM Now Letters to Barack Obama: Lizbeth Mateo

Originally posted on Citizen Orange. The “DREAM Now Series: Letters to Barack Obama” is a social media campaign that launched Monday, July 19, to underscore the urgent need to pass the DREAM Act. The Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act, S. 729, would help tens of thousands

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