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Tipton’s Office on immigration reform

June 4th, 2014 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in Congressman Tipton | Pueblo - (Comments Off on Tipton’s Office on immigration reform)

Today we accompanied Fernanda Zaragoza & Gaby Morales to U.S Congressman Scott Tipton’s office to ask the question “Where does Congressman Tipton stand on immigration reform?”   We sat with his two staff members who couldn’t answer the question.  But with clipboard and pens they took notes and certainly looked like they cared.  However,  I wondered how you could work for someone and not know their position on such an important issue?  We asked a few more questions and then talked about how families are being torn apart yet congress is doing nothing about the issue.  We also brought up the issue that veterans are being deported after serving their country.  Does this sound right?  Again no real response came regarding this issue.  The staff told us they would get back to Fernanda on Monday with Congressman Tipton’s position on the subject.  We will let you know the response.

In the meantime Elizabeth Warren is hosting a question & answer conference call on June 10th 7:30 E/T.  I’ve posed a question… (more…)

Immigration reform rally today in Bessemer Park

April 5th, 2014 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in Occupy Camps - (Comments Off on Immigration reform rally today in Bessemer Park)
We attended an immigration and deportation rally today in Bessemer Park. It was both moving and very eye opening. It was especially emotional to listen to people like Manuel Valenzuela who talked about his story to all those who came out to show their support for immigration reform. After serving in the Vietnam war (for America) Manuel then had to deal with immigration, risking deportation all while fighting to stay in the US. His speech will be uploaded shortly. Many of those present came to see the “V” afterward, where we took plenty of pictures.  (more…)