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"Real Real Issues: Latinos & 2008 Elections" w/ Matt Gonzalez and Peter Camejo
Date Tuesday April 29
Time 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Location Details
Watsonville Vets Hall
215 East Beach Street'
Watsonville, CA 95076
Event Type Speaker
Organizer/AuthorJenn Laskin
FOR IMMEDATE RELEASE

Speaker & Educational Presentation in Watsonville
“Latinos & 2008 Elections: The Real Issues”

Matt Gonzalez (2008 Candidate for Vice President)
Peter Camejo (Candidate for CA Governor- 4 times)
& Students of Watsonville

WHEN: Tuesday, April 29, 2008
WHERE: Veterans Memorial Hall
215 East Beach Street
Watsonville, California, 95076
TIME: 4-5:30PM
EVENT CONTACT: jennlaskin [at] gmail.com

Three real issues of importance currently affecting young Latinos are the Economic Crisis, Immigration, and the Rising Cost of Education.

Please come meet Matt Gonzalez, the former President of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors and currently, the ONLY Latino running in the 2008 Presidential elections as the running mate of Ralph Nadar.

When serving as President of the Board of Supervisors, Matt raised the minimum wage in San Francisco. He also worked to create an official ID card that gives undocumented workers official recognition in their community.

Matt will be speaking to young people about the immense power of being Latino in the United States today. He will discuss the power and importance of the vote and all aspects of community involvement and the political process. He will share his own story.

Peter Camejo is a 4 time candidate for Governor of California and author of the book, California Under Corporate Rule. He organized the first national pro-immigrant conference in 1971 and continues to be in the forefront of the Immigrant Rights movement. He will discuss the budget crisis in California and explain why he believes we do NOT HAVE A BUDGET CRISIS…just an unfair taxation system.

Peter will talk about the state of education and the prison system. He believes that all people have the right to go to college. How is the 3 strikes law inherently unfair and expensive? Peter is passionate about teaching young Latinos about the power of the Latino vote and wants to see that power ACTIVATED in our neighborhoods.

THIS IS NOT A CAMPAIGN EVENT!
THIS IS A COMMUNITY EVENT!

PIZZA AND DRINKS SERVED!
FREE!




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