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Archive for September 4th, 2009

Last chance at U.S. Rep. Reyes

From the NPT Inbox, two takes on Reyes tomorrow, in the order they were received:

On Tuesday, September 8th, at 12 p.m. EST, President Obama will be making speech directed to all school aged children in grades K-12. For information regarding presentation of the speech and classroom engagement resources visit http://www.whitehouse.gov. We have contacted the school districts in El Paso County regarding the speech:

* Anthony ISD-(915)886-6500: Does not plan to air the speech due to the inability to control the content.
* Canutillo ISD-(915)877-3726: The decision has been left up to the individual schools.
* Clint ISD-(915)926-4000: It has been left up to the individual schools, but should the decision be made to air the speech letters will be sent home with the students. Further information may be found on the school districts website.
* EPISD-(915)881-2700: Will present the speech to students.
* Fabens ISD-(915)765-2600: Yes, the speech will be aired to the students as part of the social studies curriculum.
* San Elizario ISD-(915) 872-3900: Decision hasn’t been made.
* Socorro ISD-(915) 937-0000: Decision hasn’t been made.
* Ysleta ISD-(915)434-0000: Decision hasn’t been made, but will send letters home with students should they decide to include it in lesson plans for the day.

Please feel free to contact the individual school districts should you have any further questions or concerns.

Thank you to all who attended our Town Hall Meeting on September 2nd! And be sure to take advantage of the opportunity to meet with Congressman Reyes and attend City Rep. Emma Acosta’s Community Meeting Saturday, September 5th at 10 a.m.-Burges HS, 7800 Edgemere.

Have a wonderful and safe Labor Day weekend!

Grass Roots El Paso

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Greetings!

Tomorrow, Saturday, September 5th at 10am will be Congressman Reyes’ last town hall about health insurance reform. Let’s send him back to Washington with support to get health insurance done. Also, immediately after the town hall, we will have press conference with the Congressman to deliver the messages and names of those who stand with the President on health insurance reform. We ask you to please come tomorrow.

What: Congressman Reyes Town Hall
Where: Burges High School, 7800 Edgemere
Time: Town Hall: 10:00am
Press Conference with OFA and El Paso Grassroots: 11:45 am in front of Burges HS
Contact: Michael Apodaca 252-4520

Thanks,

Michael Apodaca
Regional Field Director
Organizing for America

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Written by newspapertreeelpaso

September 4, 2009 at 6:08 pm

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MERCADO MAYAPAN RALLY

From the NPT Inbox:

WHO: MERCADO MAYAPAN WORKERS AND SUPPORTERS
WHAT: RALLY IN SUPPORT OF THE WORKERS AND MERCADO MAYAPAN
WHEN: SUNDAY 6TH OF SEPTEMBER 2009
WHERE: MERCADO MAYAPAN 2101 MYRTLE
TIME: 12PM-2PM

MERCADO MAYAPAN IS BEING RUN SOLELY ON THE WORKERS WILL TO STRUGGLE FOR THEIR JOBS, AS THE GOVERNMENT IS REFUSING TO PROPERLY INVEST IN THEIR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PLAN.

SUPPORT MERCADO MAYAPAN AND ITS WORKERS, JOIN THE RALLY!

Written by newspapertreeelpaso

September 4, 2009 at 4:28 pm

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Lionstar: Sanchez withdraws Escobar ethics complaint

Our friend Jaime Abeytia over at The Lionstar Blog has broken the news that District Clerk Gilbert Sanchez has dropped his ethics complaint against County Commissioner Veronica Escobar. [NPT background: Embattled Sanchez files ethics complaint against Escobar]

In somewhat related news, Abeytia reports that Sanchez will announce for re-election on Monday. He also has a new picture of Sanchez with this note: Sanchez recently suffered a home accident (from our conversation he seems pretty accident prone) and he suffered a large gash on his forehead requiring several stitches. Sanchez was pretty cool about it and let me take this picture of him, since most of the other pics are older images.

Gilbert Sanchez

Written by newspapertreeelpaso

September 4, 2009 at 1:25 pm

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Clear Channel Outdoor files billboard suit against the city

From the NPT Inbox:

PHOENIX – September 4, 2009 – Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CCO), today announced it has filed a lawsuit charging the City of El Paso with violating a city ordinance which permitted the Company to install 17 digital billboards, an enormous project completed over several years at the expenditure of millions of dollars.

In the complaint, Clear Channel Outdoor charges that city officials cannot ignore this ordinance and requests the Court to order the City not to require that the Company remove any of its digital billboards.

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September 4, 2009 at 9:22 am

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