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The grassroots stir; health care, elections are in the wind

From the NPT Inbox, El Paso Grassroots (as opposed to Conservative Grassroots El Paso). Sort of reminds of the Bush strategy back in the recent day — Democrats would sense opportunity, rush in during spring and summer, expend themselves, and then Bush would stomp all over them in the fall. Is that what we’re about to see? Here’s the missive:

August 19, 2009

Greetings All,

We continue to welcome and thank all the new folks who’ve graciously provided support and email information. This is El Paso Grassroots, a progressive community-minded group.

It’s been a whirlwind of a summer, to be followed by an active autumn. We’ve been engaging people of our community, as evident by the collection of over 1600 signatures in support of Health Care Reform. Our respective stories are being shared with one another, connecting us through experience. What will ensue is a convergence of passion and social justice. El Paso Grassroots now has 600+ supporters and potential volunteers, joining the voice of our community. Reaching out to folks who come from all walks of life, with all types of ailments—emotional and physical; yet we share our skills and talents that we’ve gleaned from our wonderful El Paso. It seemed that our unofficial theme for the summer was to “Come Together.” As evident by the great turnouts at various summer events and beautiful venues throughout El Paso, the sense of community exuded from our interaction.

If you’ll indulge us, some have expressed disappointment with the situation involving Health Care Reform.

But dispensing with the obvious, what has gone unnoticed is that the Obama Administration has been quite inclusive in designing a bipartisan plan. But encountering obstacles and obstinacy has not been conducive to constructing a blueprint for reform. Realizing folks can’t endure much longer, the Administration, in conjunction with our declarations of support, an effective and beneficial plan will result. A recent conversation with one of our supporters provided insight as to how Obama has not censored opposing views, even when guns are in proximity at his town hall meetings. It is wonderful how things have CHANGED. Recall when folks with anti-war t-shirts were not allowed at W’s speaking engagements. We are grateful for the restoration of the First Amendment. It worries us nonetheless, but fearless instead of fearful, is a bold approach. CHANGE indeed!

We encourage all to communicate with us regarding community endeavors, where we can contribute our passions and time to achieve the HOPE that initially brought us together.

What follows is a list of events and campaigns that have approached El Paso Grassroots in hopes of engaging individuals’ engagement:

CONGRESSMAN SILVESTRE REYES TO DISCUSS HEALTH INSURANCE REFORM LEGISLATION AT SPECIAL EDITION OF THE RAY PEARSON FORUM AT BOWIE HIGH SCHOOL

EL PASO, TEXAS – El Pasoans will have another opportunity to discuss health insurance reform legislation with Congressman Silvestre Reyes at a special edition of the Ray Pearson Forum on Saturday, August 22, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Bowie High School. The event is open to the public. El Paso Grassroots volunteers will meet at the entrance starting at 9 AM; contact Michael Apodaca at michaelapodaca@gmail.com

WHO: Congressman Silvestre Reyes
WHAT: Ray Pearson Forum Discussion on Health Insurance Reform
WHERE: Bowie High School Fine Arts Building 801 S. San Marcial Street El Paso , Texas 79905-4198
WHEN: Saturday, August 22 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

STATE REPRESENTATIVE JOE MOODY’S DISTRICT OFFICE OPEN HOUSE
We are pleased to invite you to join us on August 27th, 2009 at our District Office Open House.
Where: 6600 N. Mesa, Ste. 603
Date: Thursday August 27, 2009
Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm
Food and Drinks will be served.

Women’s Political Action Committee of El Paso Celebration of Women’s Equality Day
WOPAC INVITES YOU TO A CELEBRATION OF WOMEN’S EQUALITY DAY
Place: Mercado Mayapan 2101 Myrtle
Date: August 26, 2009 from 5:30-7:00
Contact: Connie Crawford conniecrawford@sbcglobal.net

EL PASO GRASSROOTS SOCIAL
We’ll be hosting a potluck dinner on September 12. More details to come in upcoming mailings.

JOHN SHARP FOR U.S. SENATE CAMPAIGN
Contact: Norma Chavez
chavezhd76@aol.com

BILL WHITE FOR U.S. SENATE CAMPAIGN
Contact: Xavier Miranda
xmiranda5@gmail.com

Regards,

Xavier Miranda
El Paso Grassroots
elpgrassroots@gmail.com

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Written by newspapertreeelpaso

August 20, 2009 at 11:33 am

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  1. “Progressive” is what the National
    Socialist Party liberal/democrats like
    to call themselves now..

    Tom Jefferson

    August 20, 2009 at 11:04 pm


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