I want to tell you about a really awesome new immigration activist group called the TNTweeters. Yes, I know what you are thinking, “What’s so special about this group?” “And why is it so awesome?” You see, TNTweeters is a group like no other, they are a diverse group and their members come from all walks of life and different backgrounds. Plus they are pretty badass! ( I support their cause so you they are pretty awesome. …TGM plug. ) And like all Millennials who live in a tech savvy era they too understand the importance of social media to get their message across. They are passionate and focus and as a Millennial I am proud to support them. Get involve! You can learn more by going to the TNTweeters Info, page.
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More and more Latino/a voters are leaving the Republican Party who were once activists for the GOP, and they are joining the Democratic Party or the Independent registered voting bloc that is being organized by folks who are fed up with partisanship.
According to the Huffington Post: “Former Florida State Rep. Ana Rivas Logan Leaves GOP Over Immigration, Becomes A Democrat.”
Mexican American / Chicano / Hispanic and Latino voters are insulted because we see how the GOP uses “Latin” tokens to do their dirty work that goes against the MAJORITY of what the Latino community wants. In the HuffPo story you will see how the story is about Gov. Scott’s new and current Lt. Governor via Carlos Lopez-Cantera who pressured Florida State Rep. Ana Rivas to support an Arizona-style immigration law when it surfaced in Florida in 2011.
Several of us have left the GOP because of the Republican Party’s hate and growing bigotry, and it appears more and more leave everyday.
This is precisely why there is a need to organize the independent voter bloc who are folks who are sick of labels and doing the dirty work on extremists who are within the major party system.
Somos Independents — a get out the vote effort and organization has been proactive with Independent voters since 2012, and we know Independent voters are the largest voting bloc on a national basis. We are fed up with the partisanship that exists ind D.C. and we encourage bipartisanship when taking on tough issues. We support fixing the broken immigration system and we see Speaker Boehner, the GOP still not doing anything to fix it after the Democratic-controlled Senate passed an immigration reform bill 7 months ago!
According to IVN: “The current Congress has an average 9.2 percent approval rating and 84.2 percent disapproval rating. … These numbers point to a grave problem: the House of Representatives is utterly unrepresentative.”
There has been many rumors lately on a new kind of website/social media hybrid web page. But what does that mean exactly and how would it work? Well, according to co-founder of TGM Jerry Stone it will be a platform like no other of it’s kind. “imagine a platform for activist and all people where they can organize and come together for a common goal. A place where there voices will be heard and shared to the world.”-Jerry Stone. According to many loyal readers and followers they are excited about the new Hybrid site.
TGM Network is schedule to launch late 2014.
Food welfare hypocrisy is astounding.
There is something terribly ass backwards about Republicans who cut food stamps to common and poor American people. Yet, millions and millions of dollars are given in the name of Farm Subsidies or corporate welfare.
From one of my favorite Chicano writers via Juan Montoya:
By Juan Montoya
Following our post on the subsidies provided to sugar-cane growers in Cameron County, we had one of our three readers alert us to the information that the federal government provides through the Dept. of Agriculture related to the dependence of local farmers on crop subsidies and insurance.
The graph above indicates that in the last 17 years, the U.S. taxpayer has been very, very good to local farmers who raked in $188 million in commodity subsidies, $67.2 million in crop insurance subsidies, and $30.7 million in disaster subsidies.
We wondered why gadflies like Dagoberto Barrera continue to bash food-stamp recipients while local farmers who grow unnecessary crops like sugar cane continue to exploit the generosity of the American taxpayer growing a crop that we don’t really need.
It’s interesting to note that local U.S. District 34 Rep. Filemon Vela has been appointed to a committee to iron out the crop subsidies in the new Farm Bill after the Republican-led House passed a separate bill dealing with the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
Now, will Vela – given the millions received by agribusiness in his district – move to protect the average taxpayer? Or will he simply make noises about his fiscal conservatism and continue the handouts to the top 10 percent who collected 90 percent of all subsidies, that is, his political contributors? That is, go along for the ride?
Historically, the food stamp program has been part of the farm bill, a huge piece of legislation that had routinely been passed every five years, authorizing financing for the nation’s farm and nutrition programs. But in July, House leaders split the bill’s farm and nutrition sections into separate measures, passing the farm legislation over Democrats’ objections.
The bill, written under the direction of the House majority leader, Eric Cantor, Republican of Virginia, cut $40 billion from the food stamp program over the next 10 years. It would also require adults between 18 and 50 without minor children to find a job or to enroll in a work-training program in order to receive benefits.
It would also limit the time those recipients could get benefits to three months. Currently, states can extend food stamp benefits past three months for able-bodied people who are working or preparing for work as part of a job-training program.
Below is a list of the top 25 “farmers” and corporations in Cameron County (Brownsville, Zip Code 78520) who received government subsidies, including some paid to set aside acreage (not to plant) and the totals they received from 1995-2012. Notice this does not include the members of the Santa Rosa Sugar Cane Growers who not only receive crop commodity payments, but are also protected by tariffs which keep out sugar imports from other countries and inflate the price Americans pay for that commodity. Amendments to the food-stamp program also allow SNAP recipients to purchase foods containing sugar (candy, soda pop, etc.) to purchase sugar-based products with the federal stipends. What a sweet deal, hey Fil?
1. San Miguel Partnership: $1,854, 561.68
2. Leal Farms, Inc.: $1,408,455.17
3. Mathers Family Parternship, Ltd.: $939,407,39
4. Frank D. Yturria: $916,850.00
5. Flores Farms Jv.: $788,518.71
6. Edward Mathers Farms: $749,392.99
7. John L. George: $557,257.00
8. T. Norberto Flores: $379,029.02
9. M.f Yturria Grandson’s Trust: $225,410.00
10. Mary and Frank Yturria Family Ranch: $182,924.00
11. Mathers Farms Jv: $160,000.00
12. Sampayo-Garcia Farming Lc.:$152,282.00
13. Pf Sweeney and Sat Jv.: $142,098.33
14. Teofilo H. Flores Jr.: $139,885.11
15. Frank Edward Mathers: $125,168.00
16. Empresa Inc.: $121,672.39
17. Diana Ines Santiso Del Rio: $110,720.86
18. Nelson Smith: $101,500.36
19.Leal Brothers: $86,423.00
20. Peyton F. Sweeney Sr.: $86,288.35
The San Miguel Partnership corporation has its address listed as 186 Creekbend in Brownsville and listed its subsidies as:
Cotton – $1,157,953
Sorghum – $224,254
Corn – $112,295
Frank D. Yturria, Mary, Granson’s Trust ( millionaires in their own right), milked the taxpayer for:
Cotton – $656,158
Sorghum – $108,569 Corn – $39,662
Livestock – $21,578
This is just a partial listing of the subsidies given to these agribusiness corporations. For a more complete listing to to: http://farm.ewg.org/addrsearch.php?z=1&zip=78520&page=0
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For Immediate Release
Shirl Mora James, President – Civil Rights and Immigration Lawyer
DeeDee Garcia Blase, Communications
Phoenix, AZ – We are disappointed to learn that Republicans are still using derogatory terms that predate the Civil Rights era. We consider the term “wetback” offensive. According to the Washington Post, Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska), in an interview with a local radio station released Thursday, referred to Latinos working on a ranch by using the derogatory term “wetbacks.”
The ousted and former Republican Senator Russell Pearce also proudly used this derogatory term despite being told it was offensive. This is precisely why Mexican-Americans who account for almost 70% of the entire Latino population pie are leaving the Republican Party and this is precisely why members of SOMOS REPUBLICANS joined a new movement via SOMOS INDEPENDENTS. In fact, the GOP has not yet reversed their restrictionist and protectionist anti-immigrant platform they adopted in 2012.
About the National Tequila Party Movement:
The National Tequila Party Movement (now known as SOMOS INDEPENDENTS is a woman-led political movement. More females vote in Presidential elections than men strong Latina matriarchs are emerging. It is our goal to communicatto females and Latina matriarchs across the nation with regard to the need for compassion towards undocumented immigrants and the need to fix the broken immigration system. The Tequila Party is currently organizing a national tour of concerts, events, dinners and college rallies that will encourage a massive Latino Get Out The Vote and political participation. This movement is a non-partisan movement. We don’t care how people vote, we just want them to get on the early ballot system, become consistent primary and general election voters.