Miguel Marquez of CNN interviews Arizona residents with regard to our political activism.
We believe that Arizona Latino Voters can be a key swing vote especially in our state because there are more and more “purple” Latinos.
The National Tequila Party movement chimes in and we point CNN to DREAM Act activist – Erika Andiola who tells her story of seeking the American DREAM. The Tequila Party is a female-led counter movement that motivates Latinos to vote for immigrant friendly politicians. We believe it is reasonable to ask Republicans to support the Republican sponsored version of the DREAM Act via Orrin Hatch since they refused to support Sen. Durbin’s lead on the DREAM Act of 2010. Mexican-Americans are closely watching politicians in the Southwest who are up for re-election to see if they will help pass the DREAM Act before November 6, 2012.
Starting May 1, 2012, Lead Co-President and also a Civil Rights and immigration lawyer — Shirl Mora James, will begin a DREAM Act training video series that will keep DREAM Act activists and national Latino leaders UNITED and strong on this issue. The Tequila Party is fully aware of this issue becoming more and more politicized and the Mexican-American matriarchy will not allow our children and our youth to be taken advantage of anymore. We have already lost one of our own children — Joaquin Luna, when he took his own life because he felt he had no hope, and eligible Mexican-American voters in the Southwest will not allow his death to be in vain.
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