art by Favianna Rodriguez
“ Washing one’s hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless means to side with the powerful, not to be neutral. ” – Paulo Freire, Educator
Tell Speaker Boehner: Condemn Rep. Rohrabacher for threatening an undocumented student
"I hate illegals" is just some of what 18-year-old undocumented student Jessica Bravo was greeted with after she made an appointment with her congressman, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher. Rep. Rohrabacher also made a veiled threat to deport her, saying he "knows where she lives."
Speaker of the House John Boehner has being trying to revamp the Republican Party's image with Latino voters after an election season full of hateful rhetoric like Rep. Rohrabacher's. What happened to Jessica Bravo is exactly the kind of thing House Speaker Boehner wouldn’t want in the media.
We need 10,000 people to sign so we can do an in-person delivery to let Boehner and the Republican party know they can't have it both ways: loving Latinos and hating Latinos. If enough of us pressure Boehner, he will be forced to publicly condemn Rep Rohrabacher’s actions, and we’ll be able to spread Jessica Bravo’s story.
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