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4 Years Later – Why the DNC

Saturday, 01 September 2012 00:00 Published in Marisa Franco

Dignity is Here stencil

With an opponent like Mitt Romney its a valid question why we are heading to the Democratic National Convention.

The platform coming out of the Republican National Convention and the politics of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan send a clear message of where the party stands.  It represents a roll back not only to immigrant communities, it also rolls back civil and labor rights, the rights of women, bans marriage equality.  All this plus it promises more of the same economic policy continues to advantage the 1% at the cost of the 99%.

Priscila get some Love from Labor

Friday, 31 August 2012 00:00 Published in Marisa Franco

Steve and Ben at Atlanta rally

We are riding a 1972 MCI Challenger bus in our journey across the southwestern and southeastern part of the United States.  This bus, who came baptized with the name ‘Priscila’ has been used in organizing tours mostly on climate justice issues.  Inside she is more like an RV, with benches, a small kitchen and even bunk beds in the back.

Las Mariposas ~ The Butterflies | Marisa

Thursday, 30 August 2012 17:53 Published in Marisa Franco

 August 29, 2012

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Its been more than a few times that while driving in between cities butterflies appear around us, and I’ve wondered whether or not they’re coming along for the ride or if its simply normal for them to be in these parts this time of the year.  Their timing coincides with the image of the butterfly growing as a symbol of this ride. That is one of the funnest things to experience in organizing – when something begins to take on a life of its own.  I love the possibility of an idea, a sense of something and not having a clue what it will become in the end. I am thankful that I am still willing to try things that I don’t have an idea of what the outcome will be. But having a sense of the possibility, and that it could be good, makes taking a chance, the risk is worth it.

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  • Marisa currently works as Campaign Coordinator for the National Day Laborer Organizing Network.  She joined NDLON’s staff during the upsurge of movement in reaction to human rights crisis in her native state of Arizona.  She continues to support the emerging human rights movement in Arizona, along with local campaigns to end criminalization across the country.  Marisa comes out of multi-racial organizing across community and labor issues.  Previously she has worked for POWER, Domestic Workers United, Right to the City Alliance and helped form the National Domestic Workers Alliance.  She is a from Guadalupe, Arizona and studied at Arizona State University.  Read more of Marisa's writing on at http://lafranx.wordpress.com/ and follow her on twitter at @marisa_franco.

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