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#1328: City Council Hearing in Boston
To Corbetteers in the Boston Area,
Please come and support Voting Rights for Immigrants in Cambridge City Hall
on Monday December 13th at 7:00 P.M at 795 Mass Ave.
There is an important City Council hearing in Cambridge City Hall on Monday
December 13. There is a movement to allow immigrants to vote for school
committee members. They want the City Council to vote on that motion. The
organizers, mostly white americans want to see the immigrants there.
Haitians are the largest immigrant groups from one country in that town.
Spanish speakers outnumber them because they come from all over Latin America.
The Haitian presence is very important in that hearing. Other clergy members
are aware of this endeavor and supporting the idea of voting rights for
immigrants. Haitian clergy members should support voting rights also.
Voting and education are two of the most powerful tools in this country.
It is very embarrassing that americans are the ones advocating for us
immigrants and in many instances the immigrants , specially Haitians don't
show up in the meetings to demonstrate support.
Haitians in Miami are able to obtain ballots in Creole because they are
politically involved. It's about time that the rest of the estimated 1
million Haitians in the U.S get engaged in the U.S political affairs. They
have get more vocal in the issues.
I don't think those of us in the Northeast can even start thinking about
having ballots in Creole if we are not going to PTO's ,school, town and
municipal meetings, not to mention voting booths.