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Families Belong Together Rally 6/14 6pm

There is a rally this Thursday at 6pm at San Jose City Hall. Please joins us to oppose the cruel, inhuman, and unjustified separation of children from their families along the US border and other points of entry.

Families Belong Together opposes the cruel, inhumane and unjustified separation of children from their parents along the U.S. border with Mexico and at other ports of entry into the U.S. We protest the conditions in which these children are kept. We protest the irreversible trauma that has already been perpetrated on these children and their parents for the crime of seeking a better life.

To separate immigrant families, victims of violence, hunger and poverty, is to re-violate them. Children as young as 18 months are torn from their mother’s arms by the U.S. government. This is violent abuse. These families are victimized again by the government to which they turn for help. Families Belong Together opposes the inhumane policies of the Trump Administration, Border Patrol, and I.C.E. and calls for immediate reform.

Please join us here, or request an invite.

Familias Unidas, No Divididas rechaza la separación cruel, inhumana e injustificada de niños de sus padres a lo largo de la frontera de los Estados Unidos con México y en otros puertos de entrada a los EE. UU. Protestamos por las condiciones en las que se mantienen a estos niños. Protestamos contra el trauma irreversible que ya se ha perpetrado contra estos niños y sus padres por el delito de buscar una vida mejor.

Separar a las familias inmigrantes, familias víctima de la violencia, el hambre y la pobreza es volver a violentarlas. El gobierno de los Estados Unidos separa a niños de tan solo 18 meses de los brazos de sus madres. Esto es abuso. Estas familias son nuevamente victimizadas por el gobierno al que acuden en busca de ayuda. Familias Unidas, No Divididas se opone a las políticas inhumanas de la administración de Donald Trump, Protección Fronteriza y I.C.E. y pide una reforma inmediata.

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Voter Registration this week

All,

This week we’re doing our final voter registration effort before the Mail-In Ballots are sent out.  And this week we’re at the largest Spanish Speaking church in the diocese, St. Jude’s in Ceres: https://stocktondiocese.org/diocesan-home/parishes-3/st-jude-church/

There are a bunch of masses. See the list below:

Saturday:
5:00 pm (English)
6:30 pm (Spanish)
Sunday:
6:30 am (Spanish)
8:00 am (English)
9:30 am (Spanish)
11:00 am (Spanish)
12:30 pm (English)
2:00 pm (Spanish)
6:30 pm (Spanish)

 

Please reply to Lucia and I and let us know your availability for this very important weekend.

Thanks.

PS: Thanks for a great job last weekend!

 

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Voter Registration May 5-6

Our voter registration efforts continue this weekend. We have one more week after this before the mail in ballots drop mid-may. If you know folks who want to help us, go to the Voter Registration Signup page.

We’re at the following Churches this weekend:

  1. Holy Family Modesto, https://holyfamilymodesto.org/
  2. St. Anthony’s Hughson, https://www.stanthony-hughson.org/

 

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Voter Registration for April 28-29

Our voter registration efforts continue. As you know we’ve been doing Voter Registration Signup for a couple of weeks. Last week, we were in Riverbank and Turlock, and had a small measure of success. Pictures here.

This week, we’re at the following Churches in District 10:

  1.  St Stanislaus, http://www.ststanscc.org/
  2. St. Mary’s Oakdale: http://stmarysoakdale.org/

Here’s the list of upcoming churches:

May 4-5

  1. Holy Family Modesto, https://holyfamilymodesto.org/
  2. St. Anthony’s Hughson, https://www.stanthony-hughson.org/

May 11-12

  1. St. Jude’s. TBD

 

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Great Announcement Text

Fr. Avila write a great text for an announcement of voter registration after Mass. I thought it was worth posting, as it describes why we do this.


 

Today after mass if you are a US citizen, you will have the opportunity to register to vote so that you can participate in this year‘s midterm elections. I really encourage you to do it.
Here are 5 good reasons for voting:

 

It is your duty as a citizen and as a good Catholic:

Pope Francis says: “We need to participate for the common good. Sometimes we hear: a good Catholic is not interested in politics. This is not true: good Catholics immerse themselves in politics by offering the best of themselves so that the leader can govern.”

 

Voting is your voice

Elected officials pay attention to who is taking the time to cast a vote. It is a way to make them accountable for what they promise.

 

It promotes change

You’ve probably complained about lack of job opportunities or discrimination or many other things that you don’t like. But what are you doing about it? Your vote is a tool to promote the change you want.

 

Voting is a right

Voting is a right generations of Americans struggled to win ― and people in other countries are still fighting for. Citizens may take their right to vote for granted, but it wasn’t truly that long ago when entire swaths of the population ― like women ― were denied that right.

Your vote counts:

While some people may think that voting is not necessary, one vote can change the entire outcome of an election.
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Hoy después de misa si eres ciudadano tendrás la oportunidad de registrarte para votar y participar en las elecciones de este año.
Éstas son 5 razones por las que deberías de votar:

 

Es tu deber como ciudadano y como buen católico:

El papa Francisco dice:”Tenemos que participar en el bien común. A veces se escucha decir: a un buen católico no le interesa la política. Eso no es verdad: Los buenos católicos se involucran en la política ofreciendo lo mejor de sí mismos para que los líderes pueden gobernar.”

El voto es tu voz:

Los políticos le ponen atención a los que votan. Esta es una forma de presionarlos para que cumplan lo que prometen.

 

Promueve el cambio:

Posiblemente te has quejado de la falta de oportunidades de trabajo o la descriminación o tantas otras cosas que no te gustan. Pero qué es lo que estás haciendo al respecto? Tu voto es una herramienta para promover el cambio que deseas.

 

El votar es un derecho:

El votar es un derecho que generaciones de americanos consiguieron con mucho esfuerzo. En algunos países todavía están luchando para conseguir este derecho. Muchas veces no valoramos este derecho de poder votar, pero no hace mucho tiempo que algunos grupos, como las mujeres se les negaba este derecho.

 

Tu voto cuenta:

Hay algunas personas que piensan que su voto no es necesario, pero un solo voto puede cambiar el resultado de una elección.