Latino-based national group to protest ousted and former Sen. Pearce at Macayo’s Restaurant; Boycott In Order of Mexican Restaurantby Dee Dee Garcia Blase on Jun. 14, 2012, under 2012 Arizona Elections, National tequila party movement, nativist tea party extremist republicans, Rise of Mexican-American / Chicano leaders as political realignment shapes in the southwest, Russell pearce Special Elections Recall
Latino-based national group to protest ousted and former Sen. Pearce at Macayo’s Restaurant; Boycott In Order of Mexican Restaurant
For Immediate Release
Phoenix, AZ - The National Tequila Party Movement will be protesting Russell Pearce and Macayo’s at Macayo’s Restaurant tomorrow evening if the fundraiser is not cancelled. We have no choice but to stand against hate laws and sponsors of these hate laws that have helped to increase hate crimes against Mexican-Americans.
Action Alert: Protest Russell Pearce at Macayo’s Restaurant
WHERE: 4001 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ
DATE: Thursday, June 14th
TIME: 4:30 – 7:00 PM
WHY: Russell Pearce is the proud sponsor of anti-Latino and anti-immigrant legislation via SB 1070. He wants to gain power again and be an oppressive leader again.
Background information below:
I forwarded the below email from Pearce supporters to Macayo’s Restaurant to make them aware of our protest and impending boycott. I am told a manager from Macayo’s corporate office will be calling me first thing in the morning. Macayo’s may not be aware of the Russell Pearce fundraising controversy this will create for them and we are giving them until tomorrow morning to respond. We have already alerted the store management that Pearce is the sponsor of anti-Latino and anti-immigrant sentiment via SB 1070.
The hypocrisy and bigotry of Russell Pearce cannot be ignored and we implore Macayo’s Restaurant to disassociate themselves from the politician many Latinos view as a racist due to his support for restrictionist and protectionist laws regarding SB 1070 and his support for “Operation Wetback.” I have personally confronted Pearce at a political debate/forum, and have asked him not to use such demeaning and derogatory words like “Wetback” but he believes it is a good idea even though I told him this term takes us back to a pre Civil Rights era.
Hispanic buying power nationwide today is $1 trillion, larger than the economies of all but 14 countries in the world. (2010 DATOS/Selig/U.S. Census) And according to Latino FOX News: Hispanics represent $40 billion of purchasing power in Arizona, a state where Latinos have been buffeted by the effects of harsh laws targeting undocumented immigrants. (2012 DATOS)
Latinos, Mexican-Americans, Chicanos all over the southwest will soon be notified that Macayo’s Restaurant is hosting a Russell Pearce fundraiser. As many of you may already know, Russell Pearce is the sponsor of the infamous anti-Latino and anti-immigrant SB 1070 bill that sparked a hateful anti-Latino sentiment across our Country.
The National Tequila Party will be protesting Macayo’s tomorrow since we know that Pearce is having a fundraiser at his event.
On another note, these individuals will have the tea party extremist millstone hooked around their necks as they seek the Latino vote in future years. The below are friends of Russell Pearce (sponsor of anti-Latino and anti-immigrant legislation):
Senator Sylvia Allen · Senator Frank Antenori · Senate Andy Biggs · Senator Judy Burges · Representative Chester Crandell · Representative Eddie Farnsworth · Representative John Fillmore · Representative David Gowan · Representative Rick Gray · Representative Peggy Judd · Representative John Kavanagh · Senator Lori Klein · Representative Debbie Lesko · Representative Nancy McLain · Senator Al Melvin · Representative Steve Montenegro · Representative Justin Olson · Representative Terri Proud · Senator Steve Smith · Representative Michelle Ugenti
About the National Tequila Party Movement:
The National Tequila Party Movement is a female-led political movement. More females vote in Presidential elections than men strong Latina matriarchs are emerging. It is our goal to communicate to 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.