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NPT: Make fun of County Attorney Jose Rodriguez

News release sent to NPT:

CIVIL RIGHTS PROJECT TO ROAST COUNTY ATTORNEY JOSE RODRIGUEZ

El Paso, Texas, June 3 —The Paso Del Norte Civil Rights Project is pleased to announce its third annual Fiesta Fronteriza: Remembering Our Roots, Building Our Future. The annual event celebrates the history of civil rights activism in the Paso Del Norte region and honors individuals and organizations that contribute to the community through their work in civil rights.

This year the Fiesta Fronteriza includes a roast in honor of County Attorney Jose Rodriguez. The roast, comprised of his colleagues and friends, offers recognition to Jose Rodriguez through a series of humorous anecdotes.

Among those roasting the County Attorney are County Judge Alicia Chacon, El Paso County Commissioner Anna Perez, City Representative Steve Ortega, and other community leaders and elected officials. Jim Harrington, Director of the Texas Civil Rights Project commented, “Roasting politicians is the rare chance we get to remind them kindly and gently that they have feet of clay like the rest of us. And who better deserves that opportunity than Jose Rodriguez? Besides, the clay for him may even go all the way up to his knees. He’s been around a long time, and went into politics when he realized his tennis game was such that he had no other career alternative.”

County Attorney Jose Rodriguez will also receive an award for his Outstanding Achievement in Community Service. Jose Rodriguez will be honored for his contribution to advance civil rights in the community of El Paso.

The Fiesta Fronteriza takes place on June 20th, 2009 at the El Paso Community College Administrative Services Building. Tickets are $60 ($65 after June 15th). Registration and reception begin at 6:00 p.m. and the dinner program begins at 7:00 p.m. There will be a silent auction throughout the evening.

Please join Paso del Norte Civil Rights Project as we roast and toast County Attorney Jose Rodriguez and honor other community members who have made remarkable contributions to civil rights. Your attendance and generous support will also help provide free legal services for the poor including people with disabilities, victims of domestic violence and other crimes, and victims of civil rights violations.

For more information please call Sandra Arzate at 915-532-3799 ext. 11.

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Written by newspapertreeelpaso

June 3, 2009 at 5:17 pm

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  1. Hey, how come Ray Caballero wont be there?????

    big ed

    June 4, 2009 at 5:42 pm


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