A navigation tool and concise inventory of the preparatory steps (organized under the 7-C categories: “call, compress, convene, cast, cost, collect, credential”) to respond to the anticipated outpouring of immigrants anxious for information and assistance, when immigration reform legislation becomes law.
A reflection on the 35th anniversary in 2012 of WVLP, one of our movement’s very first non-profit (but still least visible) entities. WVLP was incorporated on March 31, 1977, coincidentally César Chávez’s 50th birthday.
An Op-ed on the 2012 re-enactment of the five-day Civil Rights March from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965 and how the 2012 march broke new ground in unifying the modern-day civil rights and immigrants’ rights struggles to repeal Alabama’s worst in-the-nation anti-immigrant law, HB 56.
Do mega-marches change the state of politics…even history’s course? This essay articulates and applies the political “physics” that propel and paralyze the phenomenal forces behind the immigrants’ rights marches, the fight-back in Wisconsin against collective bargaining rights rollback, and the regime-change protests in Cairo.
Text of an Op-Ed, published in the Salem Statesman-Journal newspaper, written as increase in the federal minimum wage took effect, sets forth the forces behind and key outcomes of Oregon’s minimum wage having been higher than the federal minimum for two decades.
How an immigrant-based movement has taken a “do-it-ourselves” approach to Latino voter organizing in an area where Latinos are numerous but Latino voters are not. The title, “Where There Aren’t [Very Many] Voters,” invokes the popular community manual “Donde No Hay Médico”