Tuesday, May 1, 2007

STAND WITH

SUPPORT FOR GOOD POLICY. Along with several thousand other Central Indiana residents, I plan to meet and march with our Latino neighbors this evening in downtown Indianapolis. This May Day event is a local expression of support for a national policy to compassionately address the issue of millions of working immigrants who are currently undocumented. This march is sponsored by the Indiana Coalition for Justice for Immigrants and Central Indiana Jobs With Justice. My participation is to stand with my neighbors.

STOP THE VENOM. I do not personally know the best way through the dilemma of undocumented immigrants. But I hurt for my Latino neighbors when I hear the venom in the words and contempt in the attitudes coming from some U.S. Congresspersons, talk radio gurus, and TV "news" show wise guys. Standing with Latino neighbors and trying to understand their situation and the situation of their undocumented loved ones is altogether different than the mean-spirited demands made by those who are full fear and hatred.

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