Thursday, April 30, 2009

Presenting ¡PRESENTE!

**ETA Scroll to the bottom for pre-made tweets to spread the word**

Our goal is to create a broad-based online community of Latinos and our allies strong enough to make the United States honor its promises and protect our people. We’re starting with immigration, but we won’t stop there—we’ll provide you with ongoing opportunities to make change on the issues that most affect our communities.
And from Nezua:
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.

It’s true that while so much joins us, we do come from many different backgrounds and hold varying views on the issues that affect us. We will not always agree, nor should we. What we can agree on, though, is that we should have a way to centralize and engage the politics that affect us on so many levels.

I am involved in launching a site, Presente.Org, that is determined to achieve this very goal. Please stop over and check it out. If what I have written above interests you, please sign up.
Hasta luego!

One note: On my own blog I do tend to speak more to Mexican@s and Latin Americans, because that’s the point at my place. But has a much wider focus as “Latinos” and “Hispanics” can come from a wide range of origins. As far as some of my words above, not all of us have come from farming families, or the hot climates! Though many traditions and struggles do overlap. I just wanted to make clear that while I am involved in the organizing of this effort, there is a variance between my readership and’s intended audience.
For more information, or to take part, please visit

And spread the word via twitter:

To direct people to Please TWEET:
Stand and be counted, Latinas, Latinos, Hispanos, Gente, Amigos and Amigas! Join today. #latino #hispanic #immigration

Stand and be counted. Empower the Hispanic/Latin@ Community. Join today. #latino #hispanic #immigration

To direct people to Nezua's post
The Unapologetic Mexican: Presenting ¡PRESENTE! #immigration #latinas #latinos #hispanic


Para dirigir personas a Por favor
Ponte de pie y seas contado, Latinas, Latinos, Hispanos, Gente, Amigos y Amigas! Unete Hoy! #latino #hispano #inmigración #migrantes

Ponte de pie y seas contado. Apodera a la comunidad Hispana/Latin@. Unete Hoy! #latino #hispano #inmigración #migrantes

Para dirigir personas a este post,
El Unapologetic Mexican: Presentando a ¡PRESENTE! #latino #hispano #inmigración #migrantes

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