A few weeks ago I posted a great MP3 PSA (Public Service Announcement) from bluelatinos.org. Today I found out that Jose Quinonez from bluelatinos.org is going to appear on CNN to submit his petition to Lou Dobbs himself! GO JOSE! He’ll be on CNN Friday, May 6 at 6:00 PM EST. I suggest you wait until a video file of the show appears online. 🙂
If you’re just finding out about this, Lou Dobbs has been saying racist shit and inciting hatred towards Hispanics. All over some fascist concern about immigration to the US. Groups like the Minutemen are becoming vigilantes to arrest and threaten. The Governor of California is talking crap and so are Congressmen.
Jose Quinonez is doing something about it by speaking out! U.S. Representative Luis Gutierrez, Democrat from Illinois is speaking out too! You can read a transcript of his speech to congress here. Here’s a small part of it.
“In Congress, on cable shows and in newspaper columns across the country, we witness undocumented workers being unfairly and inaccurately blamed for all of our Nation’s ills. In fact, it seems as though there are some cable show hosts out there who have made this practice the cornerstone of their programming. Just look at Lou Dobbs and his “Broken Borders” segment. If you ask me, it should be called the “Broken Record” segment. Because night after night after night, it is the same thing. It is about giving a platform to anti-immigrant extremists so they can espouse their misguided, misleading, and often malicious views.”