Allied Irish Bank haircut protested Show Comments ▼ whatsapp BONDHOLDERS of Allied Irish Banks yesterday launched a challenge against Irish government plans to cut 80 per cent of the bonds’ value.Ireland’s government won a High Court order last week to change the terms of €2.6bn (£2.3bn) worth of AIB’s subordinated bonds. Investors including Carlos Abadi, director of Abadi & Co Securities, plan to appeal the decision. Aurelius Capital Management also lodged an application to block the court order. whatsapp Wednesday 20 April 2011 8:44 pm Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’Small Axe’: Behind the Music Everyone Grooved On in Steve McQueen’sThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesMoneyPailShe Was An Actress, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search AdsDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediaMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryBetterBeDrones Capture Images No One Was Suppose to SeeBetterBeZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen Herald KCS-content Share Tags: NULL
17th September 2019 | By contenteditor AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Address Kindred Group is to display responsible gambling messages on the shirts of its brand 32Red’s partner football clubs during the course of the 2019-20 season. Marketing & affiliates Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 32Red-sponsored clubs to display responsible gambling logos Kindred Group is to display responsible gambling messages on the shirts of its brand 32Red’s partner football clubs during the course of the 2019-20 season.The initiative will see responsible gambling messaging dominate all matches where two teams sponsored by 32Red play each other.Responsible gambling logos will appear on the shirts of Scottish Premiership giants Rangers as well as English Football League Championship clubs Derby County, Leeds United, Middlesbrough and Preston North End.The announcement follows a trial during the recent Old Firm derby between Rangers and Celtic, where Rangers’ amended kit featured the words “Stay in Control” under the 32Red logo. Leeds and Derby players will wear shirts featuring responsible gambling messages this weekend.The commitment also extends to utilising Kindred’s other assets in football, including its current LED stadium perimeter advertising board assets – which the group said have so far been seen by a cumulative audience of over 8.5m people this season.“We are delighted to be launching this initiative that builds on some of the work we have already been doing. Fans will have already noticed our LED boards this season carrying responsible gambling messages, but this is another step forward for us,” said Neil Banbury, Kindred’s UK general manager.Each of the clubs has its own responsible gambling message. Leeds’ kit will feature “Keep Gambling Fun” and Derby’s “Play Responsibly”, with “Never Chase Losses” on Preston shirts, and “Set Deposit Limits” on Middlesbrough jerseys.Kindred said programme advertising, in-stadia advertising, social media and emails will all see an increase in the level of responsible gambling messaging.Banbury added that the campaign is evidence of the positive impact the gambling industry can have through its formal association with football clubs.“Gambling companies and the wider industry have an important role to play in tackling problem gambling,” he said. “To remove the industry from the public’s eye would be irresponsible. Instead, there is a fantastic opportunity for football club sponsors to do so much more.“Football clubs have a unique reach and cut through with adult audiences, and as such are a great avenue for promoting healthier gambling behaviour and advocating for control.” Topics: Marketing & affiliates Sports betting
Nestle Nigeria Plc (NESTLE.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the half year.For more information about Nestle Nigeria Plc (NESTLE.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Nestle Nigeria Plc (NESTLE.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Nestle Nigeria Plc (NESTLE.ng) 2017 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileNestle Nigeria Plc is a food manufacturing and marketing company in Nigeria and a subsidiary of the largest food and beverage company in the world. The company produces an extensive range of products for the retail and wholesale sectors. Famous brands in the food category include Maggi, Golden Morn, Nan, Lactogen, Nutrend and Cerelac. Brands in the beverages segment include Milo, Chocomilo, Nescafe, Nestle Pure Life and Nido. The company has an infants’ range which includes an infant formula, Nestle Nan; and infant cereals which includes Nestle Nutrend, Nestle Cerelac and Nestle Golden Morn. Nestle Nigeria also produce and market a brand of still water called Pure Life. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Nestle Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
Brew was part of the Wales squad at the World Cup in New ZealandNewport Gwent Dragons can confirm that wing Aled Brew is set to leave the region at the end of the season for Biarritz.The 24-year old wing has enjoyed 2 stints at the Dragons, with international call-ups resulting from both his periods at Rodney Parade.‘I’m looking forward to moving abroad but I also leave the Dragons with a heavy heart,” he said. “I had opportunities to join other teams in Wales and England but had no interest in playing for any other team in the UK. The Dragons have given me the opportunity to play Regional Rugby, they have helped me achieve my ambition of playing International Rugby and made me the player that I am today.Following his fantastic form for the Dragons last season, Aled was part of Gatland’s squad for the World Cup but felt frustrated after being left out of this season’s Six Nations campaign. “Not being chosen for the Welsh 6 Nations squad has played a part in my decision to move abroad but I also feel that experience in a different league will make me a better player.”Brew has been a fan’s favourite at Rodney Parade and a key part of the regional side, picking up his 100th appearance this weekend. “Aled has been a great servant to the Dragons and he will be missed by the players, coaches and supporters alike. We are confident as a region that we are developing quality players and the likes of Matthew Pewtner and Lewis Robling, not to mention Hallam Amos and Jack Dixon show that there is a strong future Dragons rugby.”There will be no further comment from Aled or the Dragons regarding his future team at this stage. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS “The Dragons couldn’t have done any more to keep me in Wales, they made me a fantastic offer to stay but I just feel the time is right for me and my young family to experience a new culture, way of life and also a new rugby experience. I would like to thank the Dragons board, Management team, players and especially the fantastic supporters for everything that they have done for me and I wish the team every success for the future.”Dragons’ Director of Rugby Robert Beale said “We understand Aled’s desire to take on a new challenge abroad. Players have relatively short careers and these decisions are often about much more than just rugby. NEWPORT, WALES – FEBRUARY 06: Aled Brew of Newport Gwent Dragons during the LV Anglo Welsh Cup match between Newport Gwent Dragons and Scarlets at Rodney Parade on February 06, 2011 in Newport, Wales. (Photo by Tom Dulat/Getty Images)
Reliable, abundant, clean and versatile—these are all words used to describe natural gas, one of the most common forms of energy in the U.S. While it is often used to fuel power plants and factories, natural gas is also a great way to heat water, cook food and generate electricity. In fact, many Americans are starting to turn to natural gas to meet their day-to-day energy needs, and it’s becoming more common here in Florida as well.With more and more families using natural gas, here are 10 reasons to consider making the switch:Domestic: Approximately 85 percent of natural gas consumed in the U.S. is produced domestically, with supply coming from 33 different states.Versatile: Natural gas is ideal for space-heating and water-heating. But it can also be used for stoves, clothes dryers and electricity, just to name a few.Reliable: Because natural gas comes from an underground pipeline, it’s always there when you need it, even when there’s a storm or power outage.Efficient: Natural gas is a cost-effective source of energy. Studies have shown that natural gas is twice as efficient as electricity, and gas appliances are faster, use less fuel and last longer.Convenient: Natural gas provides instant heat, precision cooking and long showers without ever running out of hot water. And you only pay for natural gas after you use it, not before.Good Investment: Adding natural gas service with efficient gas appliances often increases the resale value of homes.Environmentally-Friendly: Natural gas is the cleanest-burning energy source available, leaving only water vapor and trace amounts of inactive elements behind.Plentiful: Domestic supplies of natural gas are abundant, so there’s no need to worry about running out of fuel. This ample supply also helps reduce dependence on foreign sources.Space-Saving: With natural gas, there’s no need for a standard tank water heater. Tankless water heaters save space, while still providing endless hot water.Safe: The underground delivery system for natural gas has a remarkable safety record. Each year, the natural gas industry spends more than $4 billion on safety-related efforts.Making the switch to natural gas can be a great way to go green and save money as well. Lake Apopka Natural Gas District offers rebates for new and existing customers, as well as financing for gas appliances. To learn more, visit www.langd.org, call the LANGD marketing team at (407) 656-2734, ext. 307 or email [email protected] The Anatomy of Fear Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. TAGSLake Apopka Natural Gas District Previous articleWhat to eat to help the planet thriveNext articleWill anyone join Kilsheimer and Nelson in mayor’s race? Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment!
Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The VOICE of Black History MonthBy Dr. Kenyatta R. Gilbert and first published on theconversation.com.Each semester I greet the students who file into my preaching class at Howard University with a standard talk. The talk is not an overview of the basics – techniques of sermon preparation or sermon delivery, as one might expect. Outlining the basics is not particularly difficult.The greatest challenge, in fact, is helping learners to stretch their theology: namely, how they perceive who God is and convey what God is like in their sermons. This becomes particularly important for African-American preachers, especially African-American women preachers, because most come from church contexts that overuse exclusively masculine language for God and humanity.African-American women comprise more than 70 percent of the active membership of generally any African-American congregation one might attend today. According to one Pew study, African-American women are among the most religiously committed of the Protestant demographic – eight in 10 say that religion is important to them.Yet, America’s Christian pulpits, especially African-American pulpits, remain male-dominated spaces. Still today, eyebrows raise, churches split, pews empty and recommendation letters get lost at a woman’s mention that God has called her to preach.The deciding factor for women desiring to pastor and be accorded respect equal to their male counterparts generally whittles down to one question: Can she preach?The fact is that African-American women have preached, formed congregations and confronted many racial injustices since the slavery era.Here’s the historyThe earliest black female preacher was a Methodist woman simply known as Elizabeth. She held her first prayer meeting in Baltimore in 1808 and preached for about 50 years before retiring to Philadelphia to live among the Quakers.First African-American church, founded by Rev. Richard Allen. D Smith, CC BY-NCAn unbroken legacy of African-American women preachers persisted even long after Elizabeth. Reverend Jarena Leebecame the first African-American woman to preach at the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church. She had started even before the church was officially formed in the city of Philadelphia in 1816. But, she faced considerable opposition.AME Bishop Richard Allen, who founded the AME Church, had initially refused Lee’s request to preach. It was only upon hearing her speak, presumably, from the floor, during a worship service, that he permitted her to give a sermon.Lee reported that Bishop Allen,“rose up in the assembly, and related that [she] had called upon him eight years before, asking to be permitted to preach, and that he had put [her] off; but that he now as much believed that [she] was called to that work, as any of the preachers present.Lee was much like her Colonial-era contemporary, the famed women’s rights activist Sojourner Truth. Truth had escaped John Dumont’s slave plantation in 1828 and landed in New York City, where she became an itinerant preacher active in the abolition and woman’s suffrage movements.Fighting the gender narrativesFor centuries now, the Holy Bible has been used to suppress women’s voices. These early female black preachers reinterpreted the Bible to liberate women.Truth, for example, is most remembered for her captivating topical sermon “Ar’nt I A Woman?,” delivered at the Woman’s Rights National Convention on May 29, 1851 in Akron, Ohio.In a skillful historical interpretation of the scriptures, in her convention address, Truth used the Bible to liberate and set the record straight about women’s rights. She professed:“Then that little man in black there, he says women can’t have as much rights as men, because Christ wasn’t a woman! Where did your Christ come from? From God and a woman! Man had nothing to do with Him.”Jarena Lee. TradingCardsNPS, CC BYLike Truth, Jarena Lee spoke truth to power and paved the way for other mid- to late 19th-century black female preachers to achieve validation as pulpit leaders, although neither she nor Truth received official clerical appointments.The first woman to achieve this validation was Julia A. J. Foote. In 1884, she became the first woman ordained a deacon in the African Methodist Episcopal Zion AMEZChurch. Shortly after followed the ordinations of AME evangelist Harriet A. Baker, who in 1889 was perhaps the first black woman to receive a pastoral appointment. Mary J. Small became the first woman to achieve “elder ordination” status, which permitted her to preach, teach and administer the sacraments and Holy Communion.Historian Bettye Collier-Thomas maintains that the goal for most black women seeking ordination in the late 19th and early 20th centuries was simply a matter of gender inclusion, not necessarily pursuing the need to transform the patriarchal church.Preaching justiceAn important voice was that of Rev. Florence Spearing Randolph. In her role as reformer, suffragist, evangelist and pastor, she daringly advanced the cause of freedom and justice within the churches she served and even beyond during the period of the Great Migrationof 20th century.In my recent book, “A Pursued Justice: Black Preaching from the Great Migration to Civil Rights,” I trace the clerical legacy of Rev. Randolph and describe how her prophetic sermons spoke to the spiritual, social and industrial conditions of her African-American listeners before and during the largest internal migration in the United States.In her sermons she brought criticism to the broken promises of American democracy, the deceptive ideology of black inferiority and other chronic injustices.Randolph’s sermon “If I Were White,” preached on Race Relations Sunday, Feb. 1, 1941, reminded her listeners of their self-worth. It emphasized that America’s whites who claim to be defending democracy in wartime have an obligation to all American citizens.Randolph spoke in concrete language. She argued that the refusal of whites to act justly toward blacks, domestically and abroad, embraced sin rather than Christ. That, she said, revealed a realistic picture of America’s race problem.She also spoke about gender discrimination. Randolph’s carefully crafted sermon in 1909 “Antipathy to Women Preachers,” for example, highlights several heroic women in the Bible. From her interpretation of their scriptural legacy, she argued that gender discrimination in Christian pulpits illustrated a misreading of scripture.Randolph used her position as preacher to effect social change. She was a member and organizer for the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU), which led in the work to pass the 18th Amendment, which made prohibition of the production, sale and transport of alcoholic beverages illegal in the United States. Her affiliation with the WCTU earned her the title “militant herald of temperance and righteousness.”Today, several respected African-American women preachers and teachers of preachers proudly stand on Lee’s, Small’s and Randolph’s shoulders raising their prophetic voices.The Reverend Dr. Kenyatta R. Gilbert is Associate Professor of Homiletics at the Howard University School of Divinity. He earned his B.A. in Political Science from Baylor University and both his M.Div. and Ph.D. in Practical Theology from Princeton Theological Seminary. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 TAGStheconversation.com Previous articleThe path to a strong community: Let’s Talk About ItNext articleSeven steps to selling your house Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Anatomy of Fear Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. 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Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate TAGSJuneteenth Previous articleApopka Burglary ReportNext articleWith cryptocurrency launch, Facebook sets its path toward becoming an independent nation Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your name here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with the news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. Note that this was two and a half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation – which had become official January 1, 1863. The Emancipation Proclamation had little impact on the Texans due to the minimal number of Union troops to enforce the new Executive Order. However, with the surrender of General Lee in April of 1865, and the arrival of General Granger’s regiment, the forces were finally strong enough to influence and overcome the resistance.Later attempts to explain this two and a half year delay in the receipt of this important news have yielded several versions that have been handed down through the years. Often told is the story of a messenger who was murdered on his way to Texas with the news of freedom. Another is that the news was deliberately withheld by the enslavers to maintain the labor force on the plantations. And still, another, is that federal troops actually waited for the slave owners to reap the benefits of one last cotton harvest before going to Texas to enforce the Emancipation Proclamation. All of which or neither of this version could be true. Certainly, for some, President Lincoln’s authority over the rebellious states was in question For whatever the reasons, conditions in Texas remained status quo well beyond what was statutory.General Order Number 3One of General Granger’s first orders of business was to read to the people of Texas, General Order Number 3 which began most significantly with:“The people of Texas are informed that in accordance with a Proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves, and the connection heretofore existing between them becomes that between employer and free laborer.”The reactions to this profound news ranged from pure shock to immediate jubilation. While many lingered to learn of this new employer to employee relationship, many left before these offers were completely off the lips of their former ‘masters’ – attesting to the varying conditions on the plantations and the realization of freedom. Even with nowhere to go, many felt that leaving the plantation would be their first grasp of freedom. North was a logical destination and for many, it represented true freedom, while the desire to reach family members in neighboring states drove the some into Louisiana, Arkansas, and Oklahoma. Settling into these new areas as free men and women brought on new realities and the challenges of establishing a heretofore non-existent status for black people in America. Recounting the memories of that great day in June of 1865 and its festivities would serve as motivation as well as a release from the growing pressures encountered in their new territory. The celebration of June 19th was coined “Juneteenth” and grew with more participation from descendants. The Juneteenth celebration was a time for reassuring each other, for praying and for gathering remaining family members. Juneteenth continued to be highly revered in Texas decades later, with many former slaves and descendants making an annual pilgrimage back to Galveston on this date.Juneteenth Festivities and FoodA range of activities was provided to entertain the masses, many of which continue in tradition today. Rodeos, fishing, barbecuing and baseball are just a few of the typical Juneteenth activities you may witness today. Juneteenth almost always focused on education and self-improvement. Thus, often guest speakers are brought in and the elders are called upon to recount the events of the past. Prayer services were also a major part of these celebrations.Juneteenth In Modern TimesToday, Juneteenth is enjoying a phenomenal growth rate within communities and organizations throughout the country. Institutions such as the Smithsonian, the Henry Ford Museum and others have begun sponsoring Juneteenth-centered activities. In recent years, a number of local and national Juneteenth organizations have arisen to take their place alongside older organizations – all with the mission to promote and cultivate knowledge and appreciation of African-American history and culture.Juneteenth today, celebrates African American freedom and achievement while encouraging continuous self-development and respect for all cultures. As it takes on a more national, symbolic and even global perspective, the events of 1865 in Texas are not forgotten, for all of the roots tie back to this fertile soil from which a national day of pride is growing.The future of Juneteenth looks bright as the number of cities and states creating Juneteenth committees continues to increase. Respect and appreciation for all of our differences grow out of exposure and working together. Getting involved and supporting Juneteenth celebrations creates new bonds of friendship and understanding among us. This indeed brightens our future – and that is the Spirit of Juneteenth. The Anatomy of Fear Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
Apartments Kotisaarenkatu Housing / Playa ArkkitehditSave this projectSaveKotisaarenkatu Housing / Playa Arkkitehdit photographs: Tuomas Uusheimo, Tarja Nurmi , LUMARTPhotographs: Tuomas Uusheimo , Courtesy of Playa Architects , Tarja Nurmi , LUMARTStructural Design:Finnmap Consulting OyHVAC:Optiplan OyElectrical:Optiplan OyMain Contractors:Lemminkäinen Talo OyElectrical Contractors:VIP-Sähkö OyAir Contractors:Sarjametalli OyPlumbing:Lemminkäinen Talo OySuppliers Bricks:WienerbergerClient:AsuntosäätiöArchitect In Charge:Veikko Ojanlatva, Tuukka Vuori, Sirpa PyyhtiäDesign Team:Marja Lapinleimu, Tuomas Raikamo, Jukka Kangasniemi, Mari Haavisto, Ulla Seppä, Jukka SulonenScale Model:Daniel LütolfCity:HelsinkiCountry:FinlandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Tuomas UusheimoText description provided by the architects. Project comprises three villa-like apartment buildings in Toukoranta, Helsinki. The project is part of the subsidized HITAS-program organized by the city of Helsinki.Save this picture!© Tuomas UusheimoSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Tarja NurmiThe buildings are characterized by the wood paneled balcony zones along the street and courtyard facades. Triangular extra storage space has been integrated into the balcony walls. The resulting portal shape maximizes natural light in the apartments.Save this picture!© Tuomas UusheimoSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Tuomas UusheimoEntrances are from semi-public courtyards that are slightly elevated from the street-level. Communal saunas and terraces are on the top floor and offer unobstructed views to the sea.Save this picture!© Tuomas UusheimoProject gallerySee allShow lessLa Sucriere / Z ArchitectureSelected ProjectsXinglong Visitor Center / Atelier AlterSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Kotisaarenkatu 7, 00550 Helsinki, FinlandLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share CopyApartments•Helsinki, Finland Finland Projects CopyAbout this officePlaya ArkkitehditOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsHelsinkiHousingResidentialFinlandPublished on February 24, 2015Cite: “Kotisaarenkatu Housing / Playa Arkkitehdit” 24 Feb 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
ICFM propose new codes and guidance notes AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. The Institute of Charity Fundraising Managers has proposed a series of new codes or ./guidance notes for fundraisers. These include Fundraising by Third parties, Trust Fundraising, Standards for Fundraising on the Internet, and Raffles and Lotteries. Howard Lake | 11 January 2000 | News 14 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
Mariachi Calmecac performs at action outside Sen. Ted Cruz’s home.Young activists with United We Dream held demonstrations outside the office of Texas Sen. John Cornyn and the house of Sen. Ted Cruz April 6 in Houston. They contend that lives are on the line and demand passage of the DREAM Act, the SECURE Act for people with Temporary Protected Status and the Farm Workforce Modernization Act.As protesters arrived, the group Mariachi Calmecac fired up their instruments and played old favorites, including La Cucaracha [the cockroach] with a reference to Ted Cruz. News reporters interviewed the youth. There were homemade signs as well as preprinted ones, all in support of immigrants and DREAMERS, TPSers and farmworkers.Several youth took turns on the bullhorn, energizing the crowd that kept growing. Houston cops tried to intimidate, but this was a futile job for them as the chanting grew ever louder: “Undocumented and Unafraid!”“Familias Inmigrantes y Estudiantes en la Lucha is here in solidarity with United We Dream, with Indivisible Houston and everyone who is here today because we are here for the same reason. I know we are here to stay! I came here when I was five years old, and I will turn 36 this year. I haven’t been home to Mexico in over 30 years. I am undocumented and unafraid, and I am here to stay,” said Cesar Espinosa. “I will continue to fight alongside each one of you, not only the DREAMER community, but for everyone who deserves to have their status corrected, including our hardworking parents, our essential workers,” he told the cheering crowd. “I am undocumented and unafraid!” The Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act, known as the DREAM Act, would grant temporary conditional residency, with the right to work, to unauthorized immigrants who entered the U.S. as children. It was first proposed in 2001 and has been reintroduced several times, but has never passed either the U.S. House or the Senate.According to the Immigration Law Center: “The DREAM Act gives undocumented students including high school valedictorians, varsity sports stars and class presidents a way to obtain legal residency. Often these youth were brought to the U.S. by their parents at a very young age. They’ve lived much of their lives in the U.S. and have flourished academically and socially. More often than not, they’re deeply rooted in their communities through church work, volunteering and other extracurricular activities.”Former President Donald Trump tried to end DACA, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, but last June the U.S. Supreme Court blocked his administration’s effort. This brought relief to untold numbers of people — youth and their whole families. Many of these youth have now finished high school and college, some earning master’s degrees and even Ph.D.s. Many now have their own children who are U.S. citizens.DACA was introduced by President Barack Obama on June 15, 2012. It has allowed immigrants who were born after June 16, 1981, who arrived in the U.S. before age 16, and who have lived here since June 15, 2007, to be eligible to legally work and be protected from deportation. This status had to be renewed every two years.A version of the DREAM Act was included in the American Dream and Promise Act, which actually passed in a bipartisan vote by the U.S. House of Representatives in June 2019. There is now a related bill introduced in the U.S. Senate, but it has yet to be considered by the full Senate. When the protest was in front of Senator Cruz’s house, a car with a huge white spider on top kept circling the block of mansions in Houston’s wealthiest neighborhood. One DREAMER explained that Cruz is like a spider, but instead of spinning webs, he spins lies about immigrants and DREAMERS. United We Dream announced: “In a historic victory for our movement, the House of Representatives passed the Dream and Promise Act and the Farm Workforce Modernization Act, two bills that would provide a pathway to citizenship for over 5 million immigrant youth, TPS and Deferred Enforced Departure holders, and undocumented farmworkers living in the U.S. “The Senate must bring the Dream Act, the SECURE Act (the Senate counterpart to Dream and Promise Act), and the Farm Workforce Modernization bills to the floor by April 30.”UWD is asking all supporters to send a letter or contact their U.S. senators — and demand they vote YES on The Dream Act, the SECURE Act, and the Farm Workforce Modernization Act.As Mexican revolutionary Emiliano Zapata said, “The land belongs to those who work it.” In 2021, this country belongs to those who keep it going, from the fields to the factories to the homes of the wealthy.DACA, Si! Deportation No! Legalization Now!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this