Posts Tagged ‘SB 1070’

Labor’s Plan to Boost Latino Turnout in California

Monday, October 18th, 2010

Here’s my new friends at CalBuzz.com on labor unions campaign to boost Latino turnout in California. The campaign takes advantage of outrage over Arizona’s SB 1070 and the general scapegoating of immigrants by many in the Republican party. It very effectively combines images of Sarah Palin, Jan Brewer and Meg Whitman with the none-to-subtle religious iconography of prayer cards that include images of Jerry Brown meeting with Mother Theresa and speaking to Cesar Chavez.

The goal is to bring 200,000 new Latino voters to the polls this year, a 3-4% increase over 2006 levels. This is the Democratic answer to the flood of corporate money that has deluged the election process this year. It could be a difference maker for both Jerry Brown and Barbara Boxer.

Grace Under Pressure

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

I’m sure all Arizonan’s are proud tonight.

Couldn’t have happened to a nicer lady.

What’s the Matter With Arizona?

Saturday, June 5th, 2010

Ruben Navarette on Arizona’s Nativist streak.

Where’s the Tea Party When We Need Them?

Friday, April 30th, 2010

Great article by Peter Beinart about the Tea Party’s (and the Right in general’s) MIA status on the Arizona immigration law.

I personally think that the changes made over the weekend now make the law just troubling instead of borderline fascist. But if you just spent the past two years incessantly complaining that President Obama and Nancy Pelosi are “taking away our freedom” and creating a Nazi-like police state, you would think that you might be concerned about a law that allows the police to detain law abiding residents and keep them in custody until they can prove that they’re American citizens.

Not an issue for the Tea Partier’s I guess because they’re 95% white people who vote Republican and aren’t in danger of being detained.