Open letter to Majority Leader, Rep. John Boehner to introduce emergency Joaquin Luna DREAM Actby Dee Dee Garcia Blase on Dec. 06, 2011, under Joaquin Luna DREAM Act, Latina matriarch political movement, mexican american women, National tequila party movement, Uncategorized
The Honorable John Boehner
US Congressman for the 8th District of Ohio
1011 Longworth H.O.B.
Washington, DC 20515
December 6, 2011
Re: Emergency Joaquin Luna DREAM Act
Dear Majority Leader Rep. Boehner:
As the Majority Leader to the House of Representatives we ask that you please introduce an emergency DREAM Act in memory of Joaquin Luna before taking your Christmas or Holiday break.
Time is of the essence and we would like to prevent future suicides in light of the despair our DREAM Act youth are experiencing. DREAM Act activists have risked themselves via hunger strikes, deportation, jail and now death as a last resort. The youth have pledged allegiance to our flag and the American way of life is all that they know.
Before you say no to introducing an emergency Joaquin Luna DREAM Act on the floor, we urge you to contact Joaquin Luna’s family to read Joaquin’s final suicide note of desperation. It is disheartening and a crushing blow to any human being with a heart. It is our understanding that the Joaquin Luna family will make Joaquin’s note public at a time within their own discretion. We hope you will take our word that the final suicide note is extremely discouraging and heartbreaking. You can clearly see and sense the fear that Joaquin had before he decided to take his own life when he wrote his final prayer in that note. We urge you to contact Diyer Mendoza at (956)599-0163 or Marie Ana Mendoza at (956)862-2407 to read and see that final suicide note for yourself.
The DREAM Act passed the House of Representatives in December 2010 and we hope to see that same kind of success this year in hopes of it reaching the Senate this year.
We pray that you have compassion towards the children and our youth. We hope you will do everything within your power to put the emergency Joaquin Luna DREAM Act on the floor before taking your Holiday or Christmas break this year.
DeeDee Garcia Blase
Founder, Co-President of the National Tequila Party Movement