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Page 4La Raza Unida Party Reunionset forJuly 6 and 7Some 40 years ago, Chicano activists in Texasmade history when they ran slates of candidatesunder the banner of La Raza Unida Party. Thisthird party effort produced a number of interestingresults and scared the hell out of a lot of people.On July 6th and 7th, former candidates and supportersof La Raza Unida Party will meet in Austin,Texas for the last time. For more informationcontact Alfredo R. Santos c/s at (512) 944-4123.DareCo RealtorsThinking of buying a house, then think of me.I have been in the real estate business formore than 20 years. I can help you realizeyour dream of owning your own home.(512) email@example.comLa Voz Newspaper - June, 2012The Ugly TruthA former superintendentdown in the Rio Grande Valleyof Texas once told me that ifevery undocumented child inour public school systemwere to be suddenly erasedfrom our attendance roles,that 50% of the schooldistricts would be shut downovernight.This would include theprofound loss of jobs and areduction of all the related sub-economiesthat rely on our public school systems,including banks, construction companies,student supply industries, etc. This isbecause the majority of school fundingcomes from the average daily attendanceand enrollment figures of students.School districts hold their doors open,no questions asked, to any family sendingchildren into the public school systembecause of the “more the merrier practice,”including undocumented children.Those youth who are undocumentedwho do exceedingly well in theiracademics, participate in schoolextracurricular activities, and dedicatethemselves to personal excellence in theirdevelopment, know that at the end of theday, they are subject to immediatedeportation if once caught. So much for theAmerican Dream, right?And it doesn’t stop at the public schoollevel. It continues into college, whereadmission offices at private and publiccolleges and universities also play the“don’t ask, don’t tell” policy. At a time whencolleges and universities are in fiercecompetition for college ready students, theyaccept undocumented youth, knowing theby Ernesto Nietoentire time that thesestudents are considered“full pay” who will not makemany demands of thecolleges and universitiesfor fear of being found out.In the Midwest, especiallyin places like Chicago,undocumented youth andparents make amazingsacrifices for their childrento go to private colleges,knowing that the tuition theypay and the student fees required on top,primarily benefits the traditional studentcommunity with all the latest dorms,technology, and added student services.They, meaning the undocumented, are leftto merely lay claim to going there.And adding injury to insult, these“outstanding institutions” use the their socalled“diversity initiatives” to secure privateand public funding for special supportoffices for these “emerging populations.”It’s all about the business of making moneyfor the institutions as it is in our secondarypublic system. The more the merrierpractice continues to be king, knowing thatthere is no obligation required towardsthese young men and women other thanto express sympathy for their condition.Everyone knows that if we hold our breathmaybe just five more seconds, the problemwill evaporate into thin air. Well, we will nothold our breaths and we should expectmore people to write their state legislaturesand congressional representatives tomake their views known.For certain, immigration goes waybeyond the law. It deals with our ownhypocrisy of silence and excuses towardsour own fellow Latinos.
La Voz Newspaper - June, 2012Page 5Memorial Day Ceremony Setfor May 26th, 2012 at EastsideMemorial High SchoolSeventy five young men from the Austin area were killed in the war in VietNam; during that era the Tejano population of Austin was less than 10 percent yetsuffered 25 percent of the casualties and 23 percent were from Johnston HighSchool.VOTE Victor Gonzalesfor Travis CountyCommissioner Precinct # 1“Endorsed by AustinTejano Democrats”“I respectfully askfor your vote andsupport onMay 29th, 2012”Please visit my website for more info:www.gonzalesforcommissioner.comQuality Vision Eyewear2 pairs ofEyeglasses$89Paid Political Announcement by the candidateMarco, lentes ytransiciónpara visiónsencilla$99Hablamos Español2800 S. (IH-35) salida en OltorfMon - Fri 8:30am until 5:30pmSaturday from 10am until 3:00pmEye Exam$35.Su amigo el oftalmólogoValentino Luna,con gusto lo atenderá462-0001Join us as we honor these young men that sacrificed their lives while in serviceto their country. Scheduled to speak will be State Representative Eddie Rodriguez.This year’s ceremony will be dedicated to the latest casualty of the war, U.S.Navy Hospital Corpsman, Joe Ramos.The ceremony will take place at Eastside Memorial High School at the JohnstonCampus 1012 Arthur Stiles Road on Saturday May 26, 2012 at 2 P.M.The Battle of Medina Society, the Tejanos in Action, the Johnston 37 MemorialCommittee and the Johnston/Eastside Memorial High School Ex-StudentsAssociation honor the Service, Loyalty, Personal Hardships, and the SupremeSacrifices made by our fellow Citizens.Pete “Log” Aguilar, Joe Montez,Jesse T. HernandezWalter Moore, Gene Beltran, Alfred VenegasJose Ramon Cano, Joe B. Moreno, John (Chicho) CastilloJoe “Karate Kid” Rodriguez, Toby Rodriguez, Rudy EspinozaWiley Guerrero, John ‘Matt”Hernandez, Eleuterio ( Shine) PenaJohnny Roland, Henry Terrazas, Isaac GuzmanRudy Lopez, Booker T. Loftin, David GuerreroAlex Quiroz, David Mosqueda, Ernest OjedaSam “Semia” Ybarra, Arturo Acosta, Ray Louis Van ZandtDaniel Tienda, Joe Gallardo, Billy HarrisMalone Allen, Elias Jurado Jr., Joe RamosGabriel Rodela Jr,Arthur Arredondo,Steve Garcia CantuRaymond Randy PachecoDan Arellano President Larry Amaro co-ChairJohnston Memorial Committee 512-658-2962 512-826-7569