Dee Dee Garcia Blase is the Foundress and immediate past Co-President of the National Tequila Party Movement which is a woman-led political movement that pushes for immigrant friendly policies and is a national Latino Get Out the Vote Effort motivating Latinos to vote for pro-immigrant politicians in 2012. Shirl Mora James, Civil Rights and Immigration lawyer is now leading the new charge of this Latina-led movement. Shirl Mora James is the current President of SOMOS INDEPENDENTS (formerly the Tequila Party) -- a movement consisting of Independents, Progressive Democrats, Moderate Republicans and Libertarians.
Several years ago, DeeDee Garcia Blase founded the largest Hispanic Republican group in the nation via SOMOS REPUBLICANS that began in Arizona and later grew out of crisis when we reached an anti-immigrant fevered pitch. Blase finally had enough with the Republican Party and left it for good. She stepped down as the President of SOMOS REPUBLICANS and switched to the Independent Party. Most pro-immigrant Mexican-Americans / Latinos left the GOP registering themselves as Independent voters now in light of the anti-immigrant platform the GOP accepted in 2012.
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I am writing to file a formal complaint about these signs. They are posted in Milford School property. The two signs do NOT reflect the same information. The sign in Spanish says one must have permission to play on this field and violators are subject to police action if they violate this. The sign in English does not reflect the same Information.
The school District does not have a Limited English Proficiency policy to my knowledge. On the face of it, this sign seems to be discriminatory. At best, it’s ugly.
If the school District had a compliance policy this may not have happened.
I would like formal action taken on this as soon as possible.
We had Get Out the Vote initiatives/rallies in New York, Washington D.C., Colorado, Nevada, Nebraska, Kansas, Indiana, Michigan, Arizona, Oklahoma, Florida, New Mexico and more.
We are unique because we are Mexican-led and Latina led, and we know Mexican-Americans make up almost 70% of the Latino population. We refuse to allow the Cuban-Americans and whites to be our voice. We believe we are smart enough to be our own voice and we know we can articulate our own opinions to that political regard as Chicanas.
The Tequila Party Movement is a woman-led counter movement to the extreme Tea Party Movement. We are a national movement to get out the Latino Vote so that we can support immigrant friendly politicians.
Mission:A movement to celebrate Latin culture while promoting a massive non-partisan national Latino 2012 voter registration drive. To promote participation in the early ballot system. To increase political awareness that will increase participation during the Primary Elections as well as the General Elections.
Structural and leadership changes being made with the Tequila party movement and Somos Independents; but, Shirl Mora James (lead co-president and Civil Rights / Immigration Lawyer) at the helm as several of leaders are going to take a sabbatical through rest of the year in light of the approaching holiday season, and DeeDee Blase will be retiring from the hard core political grassroots activism.
CAPTION: The Tequila Party Movement Review in Preparation of the 2012 Presidential Cycle
Things are getting down right ugly here in Arizona with the deep partisanship of the two major party system between Republicans and Democrats — and this is precisely why I am an Arizona independent voter for life.
I want to demonstrate to my reader how the 2 major party system has failed American voters, and if you really want to punish the 2 major party system here in Arizona — I recommend you vote YES to an Open Arizona Primary via Prop 121.
“FACT CHECK: Sinema Lies About Breast Feeding Moms Legislation; Taking Credit for Jonathan Paton’s Bill
Phoenix, AZ – Today the Vernon Parker campaign called on Kyrsten Sinema to immediately pull her blatantly false television ad claiming she sponsored legislation to protect breast feeding moms.Sinema’s Claim: “It was Sinema’s legislation that protected breastfeeding mothers like us from indecent exposure laws”FACT: HB 2376 was introduced by Jonathon Paton and Tim Bee. To see the actual bill click the link:
“Shame on Kyrsten Sinema for taking credit for someone else’s work. She should immediately apologize for lying about her record and apologize for calling stay at home moms leeches. Then she should take down this deceptive television commercial and finally come clean about her record,” said Alyssa Pivirotto, Parker Communications Director.”
On the other hand, a Libertarian-Republican friend of mine sent me this photo today below where it shows Burnin Vernon liking a fan page titled:
“Screw the skinny bitches: A break up cookbook manual”
So how is a woman to vote in Congressional District 9 this year? The options given to them in my view are horrendous. It will amount to two things for the lady voters this year: Whether or not a woman finds it more offensive to be called a “leech” or finding it more offensive that politicians only like to “screw the skinny bitches” if these women voters are overweight.
I really don’t care who wins this race, but as a Latina … I am still disgusted with Burnin’ Vernon parading the border with Sheriff Joe Arpaio back in 2010…and in fact, one day before the Republican primary of 2012, my Libertarian friends told me they received robocalls from Arpaio supporting Burnin’ Vernon Parker and shedding him in a good light. My disdain runs deep against Arpaio since he sent a letter to his fans where he called me a liberal in 2010 — however, liberals are falsely calling me a far right winger and an Arpaio supporter despite my strong anti-Arpaio record. The fringe groups have gone off the deep end — leaving the reasonable 80% that afraid to speak up in fear of being attacked by extremists on both sides of the aisle.
Long live the Independent Revolution, and may we be on the brink of another healthy American Revolution that will take power from both sides of the aisle.
Can you feel the fire and passion at the DNC? There is no question in my mind (as a woman) that Julian Castro’s speech was from the heart! In fact, his speech gave me chills (and hey….I’m not that easy to impress in the political arena).
One could especially sense the Tejano/Chicano/Latino pride when Julian Castro gave his speech at the DNC with a strong heartfelt message.
Castro was the first Latino keynote speaker to give this historic speech at the DNC, and the Democratic Party was wise to pick a speaker of Mexican descent.
Ladies and Gentlemen:
You are now witnessing how the Republican Party will lose generations of Latin support for at least 20-30 years (particularly from the Mexican-American community).
Julian Castro gets two thumbs up from me, and for those of you who are confused ….
…. Make no mistake … Latinas and Latinos DO WANT TO BE PANDERED AND CATERED TO.
The Tea Party Republican Sheriff Joe Arpaio is upset with Tequila Party protesting him at his Catholic Church.
He thinks we went too far, but we didn’t. The corrupt Sheriff Joe Arpaio is clearly upset in this youtube video below and you can see how angry and tired he looks. Arpaio thinks the Tequila Party movement has gone too far with protesting him at the Catholic Church.
Here is our response to Sheriff Joe Arpaio … followed by the video of him complaining of our Tequila Party protest which can be seen around the 2 minute and 30 second mark.
Dear Sheriff Joe Arpaio:
We have not gone too far, in fact, we have done too little. I’m not certain the extent of your religious knowledge and what YOU have learned at your Church, but this I do know … My people are dying in YOUR jails.
I have personally heard you crack jokes about the mysterious deaths in your prison at a Republican meeting when I was still a member of the GOP. I left the GOP for good because of Republicans like yourself. Recall to your memory a Latino veteran of the Armed Forces who unjustly died in your jail.
For you to expect Latina women (who were born right here in the good old U.S.A) to turn a blind eye to the killings that are taking place in your jail is something we cannot and will not do.
Even though I do not attend your church, what I do know is that at one point Jesus went into the temple, threw out everyone who was selling and buying in the temple, and overturned the moneychangers’ tables and the chairs of those who sold doves.
Why did Jesus do that? Was there perversion taking place in a place of worship?
You and your ilk have made money via the private prison industry like CCA. You have benefited from the inhumane incarceration and deaths of my people. While Christ was upset with money changing at the temple, we are upset that our people are dying in YOUR jail.
We have been LEGAL and we have been exercising our freedom of expression with regard to the hatred we see taking place in Arizona that spread throughout our Nation because of politicians like you who felt it was in your best interest to demonize human beings.
Indeed we know what the Pope’s stance is on immigration, which is why we have chosen the path we are on. Again, people are dying in your jail. We will continue to protest you and we will continue to shine the light and shout from the mountain tops how you (a Catholic) are helping to make the Catholic religion look bad.
It is my understanding your background is of Italian descent lest you forget how Italian immigrants came to the United States without papers, too.
Please help us with our letter writing campaign. Please write the Roman Catholic Pope of Rome and ask him to condemn the Corrupt Sheriff Joe Arpaio for embracing the culture of death and violence in his jail. Arpaio makes fun of the mysterious Mexican immigrant deaths in his prison.
The Vatican Press Office is considered the official means of e-mail contact for the Holy Father.
The following e-mail address does gain a response.
I’ve known for some time that the Republican Party has been corrupted with bigotry via FAIR and the John Tanton network. The Tanton network has certain states within their sites and control, and now Nebraska is on their radar.
The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) is an anti-immigration ‘movement,’ that began by one man, John Tanton. Tanton was the organizer and President of the Northern Michigan Planned Parenthood Association between 1965-1971, and in 1975 he wrote The Case for Passive Eugenics where his letters and memos are a public collection at the Bentley Historical Library. Tanton has clear connections to Pioneer Fund and Numbers USA where Pioneer Fund’s eugenic ideas (selective breeding of humans) supported a variety of institutions that legitimize race “science”, including the journal Mankind Quarterly, which today is published by long-time eugenicist, anti-Semite and Pioneer grant recipient Roger Pearson.
There are Republicans who claim to be pro life but are not. For those who don’t know about John Tanton, he is anti-semitic, anti-immigrant and anti-everything. The Republican Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman is at it again with attacking women and children again. This is the same so called “pro lifer” who
One compassionate act affects several.
tried to attack birth right citizenship under the 14th Amendment of our Constitution of the United States via NE LB 599.
The Nebraska Governor not only will be bullying Deferred Action (DACA) beneficiaries but also VAWA (women victims of domestic abuse) beneficiaries with his recent proclamation in denying driver licenses to some Nebraska residents.
Shirl Mora James, Lead Co-President of the National Tequila Party Movement stated:
“Apparently, the Nebraska Governor did not read Neb. Rev. Stat. 60-484.04 before proclaiming his denial of driver licenses to DACA beneficiaries. I smell a brewing lawsuit coming against the State of Ne and the Governor…”
60-484.04. Operators’ licenses; state identification cards; applicant present evidence of lawful status.
(1) This section applies beginning on an implementation date designated by the director on or before January 1, 2014.
(2) Before being issued any type of operator’s license or a state identification card under the Motor Vehicle Operator’s License Act, the department shall require an applicant
to present valid documentary evidence that he or she has lawful status in the United States. Lawful status may be shown by:(a) A valid, unexpired United States passport;(b) A certified copy of a birth certificate filed with a state office of vital statistics or equivalent agency in the individual’s state of birth;(c) A Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA) issued by the United States Department of State, Form FS-240, DS-1350, or FS-545;(d) A valid, unexpired Permanent Resident Card (Form I-551) issued by the United States Department of Homeland Security or Bureau of United States Citizenship and Immigration Services;
(e) An unexpired employment authorization document (EAD) issued by the United States Department of Homeland Security, Form I-766 or Form I-688B;
(f) An unexpired foreign passport with a valid, unexpired United States visa affixed accompanied by the approved I-94 form documenting the applicant’s most recent admittance into the United States;
(g) A Certificate of Naturalization issued by the United States Department of Homeland Security, Form N-550 or Form N-570;
(h) A Certificate of Citizenship, Form N-560 or Form N-561, issued by the United States Department of Homeland Security;
(i) A driver’s license or identification card issued in compliance with the standards established by the REAL ID Act of 2005, Public Law 109-13, division B, section 1, 119 Stat. 302; or
(j) Such other documents as the director may approve.
(3)(a) If an applicant presents one of the documents listed under subdivision (2)(a), (b), (c), (d), (g), or (h) of this section, the verification of the applicant’s identity in the manner prescribed in section 60-484 will also provide satisfactory evidence of lawful status.
(b) If the applicant presents one of the identity documents listed under subdivision (2)(e), (f), or (i) of this section, the verification of the identity documents does not provide satisfactory evidence of lawful status. The applicant must also present a second document from subsection (2) of this section or documentation issued by the United States Department of Homeland Security or other federal agencies demonstrating lawful status as determined by the Bureau of United States Citizenship and Immigration Services.
(4) An applicant may present other documents as designated by the director as proof of lawful status. Any documents accepted shall be recorded according to a written exceptions process established by the director.
Amanda Aguirre had approximately 40 volunteers help her over the course of the weekend as they conducted literature drops and political education. She has strong support among the matriarchs and we are happy to help her be the first Latina US Congresswoman in the State of Arizona. At today’s event, we reached out to independent registered voters we called to attend our event.
The below photo was taken at the Main Street Cafe today. Amanda created the Main Street Cafe to help domestic violence victims get back on their feet. This place is very very special and has the Spirit of Love for all of the work that Amanda has done in her life. Amanda…who is running for US Congress is a very special woman who has a lot of love for the orphans, domestic violence victms and the hurting. This is why we support her.
(Above) Voter registration forms and Amanda Aguirre for Congress Literature as we continue to motivate Latinos to vote and participate in the political process.
This beautiful mural below at the Main Street Cafe has a lot of meaning regarding women and the fruits they can bring into this life. — Somerton, Arizona Tequila Event August 5, 2012. I cannot stress the love I sense from Amanda Aguirre and the love and care she has for others. I was particularly intrigued for what she has done for the orphans at the border to the point of heartbreak. I am so thankful for Amanda and what she has done for those orphans who get mixed up in the deportation vicious cycle.
(Above) Angel Garcia and I felt a lot of love at the Main Street Cafe…a restaurant that Amanda Aguirre set up to help domestic violence victims get on their feet again. I felt love here. The more I know Amanda, the more I know the Hill needs her.
(Above) Amanda Aguirre and DeeDee Garcia Blase foundress of the National Tequila Party Movement. Arizona Latina Trailblazers … Amanda Aguirre for US CONGRESS!!!
(Above) Amanda Aguirre for US Congress has done much for the autism community and for women who have had breast cancer. Truly…this woman needs to be elected. She understands and walks the walk of love and helping others who need it the most. We need her at the Hill.
Many so-called far right wing Christians who claim to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ are hypocrites. They know nothing of Christ’s compassion, and the Christian hypocrisy will be the demise of the Republican Party. I am by no means a moral authority, nor am I a member of any church, but I do know that concern for the less fortunate is not socialism.
We hope to see the rise of the independent voters, which will create a better coexisting climate for the United States. Independents put people and issues before extremism and the bipolar atmosphere of the political arena.
Compassion is not weakness, and concern for the unfortunate is not socialism. -Hubert H. Humphrey
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director Alejandro Mayorkas and other senior Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials will hold a stakeholder conference call today to discuss Secretary Janet Napolitano’s June 15th Deferred Action policy memorandum. In accordance with the Secretary’s memorandum, USCIS will begin accepting requests for consideration of deferred action on August 15, 2012. During the teleconference, Director Mayorkas will provide a brief overview of the development of the process by which certain young people who came to the United States as children may request deferred action and take questions.