Okay, I couldn't resist that joke here at JC's joint. Forgive me. Anyway, here's the deal:
OVER AND OVER we hear about The Hispanic Vote™ and The Latino/a Vote® and it is a real thing we are talking about in all of this. Our people—nuestra gente—have long been a force in this land, be it under the golden sun harvesting the corn that has for thousands of years fed our antepasados (ancestors) or away from the sun and working hard in US places of business or doing so much to build strong familias together, as las mujeres—the women—among us are known for historically. We are a beautiful and long enduring people, and responsible for so much creation here that sustains us today: Art, Literature, Food, Clothing, Song.
And yet, our voices have yet to be utilized and enjoined in a way that can efficiently organize around the issues that affect our communities. Don't mistake what I say: the Latina/o (or "Hispanic") community is famous for its ability to organize on the local level, and we are proud of this. And that is why it is time to continue to tie this ability and history together and bring it to an even higher level.
Read the rest at The Unapologetic Mexican or visit Presente.org. And sign up if you are interested.
Again, happy Worker's Right's Day! Here's hoping we are moving closer every day to protecting the rights of all those in our society carrying a load that helps us all at the same time being neglected, exploited, or vilified. I think and feel we are, and about time.