Dear Raza Unida Familia:
Now with the momentum and hope people feel toward making change we need to take actions to make feelings into reality. We've seen what 8 years of greed and corruption bring us. 8 years of blocking the majority of the population out of any real participation.
So here's three opportunities to connect organizing, voter choice, and running for office together.
1 - Letters to Elected Officials RE: Human Dignity for Incarcerated people
2 - School Board Election
3 - Save the Date for the "Join the Party Party" (1/17/09)
1 - Human Dignity for people Incarcerated: This Sunday (December 21) we are having a Raza Unida meeting to sign letters in support of changing the release method of people incarcerated in Bernalillo County. As you may know Amber Archibeque was dropped off in the middle of the night and overdosed within hours. We are going to do everything we can to make sure everyone gets treated with dignity. We will be signing letters going to City Councilors and County Commissioners.
We will meet at 1517 Cornell Dr. SE (Near Yale and Kathryn. Two blocks east on Kathryn turn south on Cornell. 3rd House on the right.) at 5pm. It is a potluck meeting. We will also discuss the other items in this email.
We are very proud to be supporting Young Women United and Kalpulli Izkalli in this effort.
2 - School Board Elections: These started yesterday. Lorenzo Garcia - long time Raza Unida supporter - is running in District 3. This is our chance to begin to build our electoral muscles and get someone committed to elminating racism on the school board.
We will talk about ways to help him out. Including fundraising - even if you only have one dollar, every penny counts! School is a place where many of us are guided into the correctional system.
Email Lorenzo at firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved.
3 - Join the Party Party: Save the date. Bring your friends and family that you'd like to be a part of La Raza Unida. We will provide an overview of the Partido, voter registration, and food!
Saturday January 17, at 5:30 we will celebrate the anniversary of La Raza Unida Party by having our first Join the Party Party. The more active voter-members La Raza Unida has the stronger we will be to make positive changes.
We will meet at 2131B Lead Ave. SE - the back gate. We will have signs posted.
Now is the time to build a caring and strong political force that is based in community. We've all had enough of corporate sponsored politics. Like the name implies - ¡La Raza Unida Jamas Sera Vencida!; The People United will Never be Defeated!
Amor y Rebeldia!