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Take action: Oppose prayer at school board meetings

7 Jun

Yesterday, Representative Tim Walberg (MI) introduced H. Res. 250, which if passed would declare Congress’s support for opening local school board meetings with prayer.

This bill states that “the United States was founded on the principle of freedom of religion and not freedom from religion… prayer by a deliberative public body should be protected under law and encouraged in society because voluntary prayer has become a part of the fabric of this society.”

This bill if passed will encourage more school districts to pray at school board meetings and alienate nonreligious students, teachers, parents, and school administrators from their own communities. Join the AHA in defending church-state separation by using the form below to contact your Representative.

 

La Raza Car Show

17 Jan

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Cosecha Voices & Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity will be hosting “La Raza Car Show #2″ this upcoming Spring Semester. 
 
Profit made in last years car show, was donated  for the creation of a mural in San Juan, Texas  that honored Braceros and Migrant Farm workers.
 
This years cause is to donate money for scholarships for migrant students!
 

Date:  January 19, 2013
Time: 12:00pm- 5:00pm
17 Jan
Official photographic portrait of US President...

Official photographic portrait of US President Barack Obama (born 4 August 1961; assumed office 20 January 2009) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

The President Barack Obama, needs to address the issue of immigration reform, as a promise and response to the support he received from the Hispanic community during both elections.

 

La Unión del Pueblo Entero

In light of the tragic yet hopeful events of last Friday–when immigration authorities entered the home of Arizona immigrant rights advocate Erika Andiola and arrested her mother and brother, but after public outcry released them the following day–we are re-posting a story from 2010, when Border Patrol agents increased raids in public areas around the lower Rio Grande Valley. Stories like Francisca’s below are being brought to the forefront of the fight for immigration reform. If you have experienced a situation like Erika or Francisca’s, you are encouraged to share it under the hashtag #WeAreAndiola.

“I was a victim. I believe that they violated my rights,” says Francisca of Edinburg. Her and her 6 children were detained by the Border Patrol early in the morning June 1, 2010 on their way to work in the tomato fields. Francisca and her four oldest children came to the US ten…

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Stand With Big Bird

5 Oct
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Dear Ismael,
The nation is standing with Big Bird. Now it’s your turn.
Here at Free Press we don’t take positions on elections, but we do fight for public media — and we have for almost a decade.
The attack on Big Bird and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting at this week’s presidential debate has sparked intense reactions from public media fans. Here’s how you can add your voice to the conversation:

Stand with Big Bird. Click here to get your FREE Defend Public Media sticker.

This isn’t just about Big Bird. It’s about quality journalism, arts programming, educational shows — all that we’ve come to expect from PBS. And it isn’t about one party or the other. The majority of Americans, across the political spectrum, support federal funding for PBS.
The stickers are a great way to raise awareness about the need to protect public media funding. And we have big plans to make sure the public is heard in debates about public broadcasting — no matter who our next president is.
We’re in this for the long haul. Get your FREE Defend Public Media sticker and stay tuned — we’ll be in touch soon with more ways to show your support for public media. 
Thanks,
Josh Stearns and the rest of the Free Press Action Fund team

P.S. We’ve been inspired by the creative responses on Facebook, Twitter and elsewhere as people show their love for NPR and PBS. Have a favorite image that you’ve seen? Created a great infographic you want to share with the world? Email me at jstearns@freepress.net


The Free Press Action Fund does not endorse or oppose any candidates for public office.

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