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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 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



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


Michael Apodaca
Regional Field Director
Organizing for America


Written by newspapertreeelpaso

September 4, 2009 at 6:08 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. An automated phone call from Franklin High (EPISD) to parents said that it was up to each teacher. Parents can write a note to excuse their child or the student can inform the teacher that they don’t wish to participate. Students being excused should go to the library during the 10 minute broadcast.


    September 6, 2009 at 12:02 pm

  2. mine will miss the whole friggin day because of this. talk about trying to hypnotize kids against their parents. thats all this is. obama just because your sorry worthless father left you dont try and tell my kid its ok and that you parents should accept this healthcare. lord, this is a brain washing scam at its best.

    citizen kane

    September 7, 2009 at 11:25 pm

  3. Why all the anger citizen kane? You sound disturbed, have you tried getting help? I sure pity your kid. To have to put up with a father like you is as bad as that idiot from Las Cruces flying the American flag upside down and to top it off he has the German swastika on there too. And I don’t want to hear about your forefathers or the Constitution. A lot of graat Americans gave their lives to fight the swastika and what it stood for. My father fought in Italy during WW2 and I fought in Viet Nam and I regardless of who our President is, I respect him and what they are doing for us. The idiot from L.C. plans to leave the USA in a couple of years, why wait so long? Why not join him in his bid to seek a better country? God Bless You.

    Art Gallegos

    September 9, 2009 at 12:23 am

  4. ART, at first his speech was gonna push healthcare to the kids. then they changed it and made it a decent speech. my anger is the pure arrogance of them thinking they could do this through the kids. good spin on trying to compare me to that idiot in cruces, but im not him.
    i let my kid watch the speech after they changed it.
    it was a decent speach. you dont want to hear about my fore fathers, but its ok to mention that your father fought in ww2 and vietnam.
    my father fought in ww2 also and in both arenas. after
    he went through d-day and germany he was set on a boat back to to maine,railed to seattle, put on another boat to the philippines, and after we dropped the bomb was stationed in japan till 1947. so dont act like your the only person who is patriotic you arrogant ass. if you want to bring up fore fathers who fought against england in both the 1776 conflict and 1812, i can continue. dont care too, but i can.


    September 9, 2009 at 1:15 pm

  5. Citizen Kane I apologize to you, as I write this response to you, I have a smile after a light chuckle after reading your response calling me an “arrogant ass” I in no way suggested or tried to implied that no member of your family served in time of War. Sir I would like to thank your father and his family for the sacrafice and service he served with honor in Germany especially during D-Day. And the only reason I brought up fore fathers and Constitution Is that everybody wants to use the excuse of the rights of the Constitution we generaly take for granted. Or proudly mention how their forefathers fought and slaughtered the American Indians and stole their land.It was demonstrated tonight by yelling and calling the President of the United States of America a lier. That is not excercizing your Constitutional Rights. It was not right for that Iraqi newsman throwing his filthy shoes at President Bush in Iraq. That is very rude and Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.Car) showed no class at all. Thanks and God Bless P.S in the fore fathers and Constitution it is directed at the Gentleman from Las Cruces with his German Swastika.

    Art Gallegos

    September 10, 2009 at 12:12 am

  6. apology accepted.


    September 10, 2009 at 7:16 am

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