From the National Tequila Party Movement (Latina Counter Movement to Tea Party Bigotry)
For Immediate Release
24 August 2012
EVENT SCHEDULE: Latina-led FREEDOM FIGHTER trip for Immigrants to protest GOP Convention with a stop in Birmingham, Alabama
The National Tequila Party Movement is set to leave Phoenix, Arizona, this Sunday, August 26, 2012, via our Latina-led Freedom Riders for Immigrants. We will be protesting the corrupt Sheriff Joe Arpaio who is responsible for allowing the killing of my people in his jail. Latino Veteran Marty Atencio died in Arpaio’s jail and several other mysterious Mexican deaths continue to take place in Arizona.
In addition to protesting Arpaio at the Republican National Convention, we are protesting the DIXIECRAT voter suppression laws and restrictionist anti-immigration policies that have been adopted by the GOP platform. That language and other provisions were widely approved by the party after being introduced by the co-author of the Arizona law, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R).
Everyone on our bus will be eligible voters and U.S. citizens of our Nation. The message we want to communicate is that millions of American-born citizens are eligible to vote. American-born Latinos and eligible voters will be a voice for the voiceless undocumented immigrants. And while we continue to believe in our Nation being the Beacon to the world, we refuse to ignore how we have been heavily involved in international affairs with our wars in other countries when we should be focusing on homeland issues regarding a humane and legal immigration plan.
Here is our schedule of events as we take our Latina-led FREEDOM RIDE for Immigrants to Birmingham, Alabama, and finally to the GOP Convention to protest their inhumane policies that are reminiscent of a pre Civil Rights era.
11:00 am – Sunday, August 26, 2012: Depart Phoenix, Arizona
3:00 am – Monday August 27, 2012: Lead Co-President Shirl Mora James joins Latina FREEDOM RIDE in Oklahoma City, OK.
7:00 am – Monday, August 27, 2012: Family members of Joaquin Luna (young Texas DREAMer who committed suicide because he felt he had no hope) join the Latina FREEDOM RIDE in Dallas, TX.
2:30 pm – Monday, August 27, 2012: James Powers, Board President of the ACLU in Mississippi, joins us in Jackson, MI.
6:30 pm – Monday, August 27, 2012: We rally up in Birmingham, Alabama, for press conference at West (Kelly Ingram) Park across the street from the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church.
9:00 am – Tuesday, August 28, 2012: Our protest of the Republican National Convention begins to protest the DIXIECRAT policies the Republican Party has embraced that have created mysterious deaths of Mexican-Americans in the jail system.
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