Wednesday, May 6, 2009

The Bush Administration Homicides

The Bush Administration Homicides - Page 1 - The Daily Beast
Attorney General Eric Holder must now decide whether to investigate and prosecute homicides, not just cases of torture.

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Vicente Duque said...

If Gays - Lesbians - Transgender and Minorities join forces, then they will be very powerful in American Politics.

For more Civil Rights, Marriage Options, Respect, Defense from Attacks, Hate Crime Bills like the Matthew Sheppard Bill.


Primary Election in California to replace Hilda Solis in the House of Representatives.

Hilda Solis served in the United States House of Representatives from 2001 to 2009, representing the 31st and 32nd congressional districts of California that include East Los Angeles and the San Gabriel Valley. Now that she is the Secretary of Labor of Obama, there is a special election to fill the void in the House of Representatives.

May 19th - Election Day !

Emanuel Pleitez - A new Millennial Latino for the U. S. Congress - Special Election replacing Hilda Solis of California, the New Secretary of Labor

Huffington Post
Eric Greenberg

Eric Greenberg sponsored a major research survey into the values and attitudes of the Millennial generation - He and Karl Weber are authors of the book Generation We: How Millennial Youth Are Taking Over America and Changing Our World Forever.

March 17, 2009

The Pleitez Promise--A Millennial Breeze Begins To Blow in Washington

Some excerpts :

One of the first young Americans to bring the Millennial sensibility to Washington may come from California's 32nd Congressional District, where there will be a special election for the seat recently vacated by Labor Secretary-designate Hilda Solis. Democratic candidate Emanuel Pleitez is a 26-year-old who hopes to become the second member of his generation to serve in Congress. In many ways, Pleitez (pronounced PLAY-tez) represents a vivid template of the kind of leadership this new generation is poised in bring from America's neighborhoods to Washington.

Like many in his district, Pleitez is a Latino who has climbed the ladder of the American dream from its lowest rungs. His single mom, a cafeteria worker, immigrated from Mexico and struggled to raise her family on the east side of L.A. Before he reached the age of ten, Emanuel and his family had moved ten times, often finding shelter in back rooms or garages. And like millions before him, Pleitez seized the opportunities offered by education to improve his lot. He graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in El Sereno and went on to graduate from Stanford University.

Pleitez served on the staff of Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and briefly worked on the Senate Democratic Steering and Coordination Committee. Then he moved to the private sector, working as a financial analyst at Goldman Sachs. This experience helped qualify him to serve on the Treasury Department Transition Team for the new Obama administration.

It's a varied and interesting background, once that equips Pleitez to be an energetic and informed advocate of progressive policies, especially regarding the economy. But what interests us most about Pleitez is his role as a harbinger of a coming generational shift, one of the first young Americans to bring the Millennial sensibility to Washington.

Many Videos of Emanuel Pleitez in Electoral Campaign :

Vicente Duque