Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Super Tuesday

Here's a few scenes from yesterday's events.

Super Tuesday we again spent in Bakersfield, CA or at least near it. We had an event in a small town called Lamont with the Dolores Huerta Foundation. For those of you who do not know Dolores Huerta, she founded the United Farm Workers with Caesar Chavez and been working for the rights of the disenfranchised for her entire life. It was very cool to this 78 year old woman who is part of the history of this country. It's cool to see someone who's whole life has been an effort to change the system to help those in need, and to her, a good way to do that is by voting. Caesar Chavez's brother was there and many other important Latino leaders. There was a press conference about the importance of Hispanic voting and I was very glad the PVS was there as part of it all. Our services are necessary for the often times fringe communities and populations. Oh, and I felt very ignorant not being able to speak Spanish. Everyone was super nice and helpful and appreciative.
Yeah, so it is a privilege to vote, a privilege to be a citizen of this country. Remember that.
There is my serious post for the month.
American- Fuck Yeah

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