I wrote this to my local paper: I saw two seperate very sad mexican children at the store today which prompted this letter to the editor:

My heart breaks for the Hispanic communities in the USA right now. So much hatred being flamed towards them. This hatred and fear is propagated by the agenda whose only path to power is to divide and conquer. To keep us confused about the real factual problems that we face as a nation and blame a whole population for mistakes made by so called 'Free Trade' and 'Outsourcing', Because of the poor economy in their countries, they come. We all should be shouting about NAFTA taking our and their jobs. We should be looking at the World Trade Organisation and how it has no humanity in its
mandated considerations, only Money.

I find that the Hispanic community has been an addition to our community. The people I have interacted with are beautiful and gentle and hard-working. We as a country can not see the beauty because we find a power in hate. Hate and scorn are not Christian values. They are the opposite.
I ask and pray that we as a nation show kindness and compassion towards our immigrants and understand that they are an integral part of our economy.
There are things to be done to grow our economy that will take the creativity of Unity within Diversity and it will take great vision and heart. Hatred weakens us as a nation.

So. in closing, I would like to thank all of the immigrants in our community. Thank you and God Bless you.
Sincerely, Nancy Brickman.

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I'm not quite sure where to do this. I can find no link to a community bullitin board.

In any case I want to announce an event This is a MoveOn . org national event and the local event in Salem Oregon is as follows:

This is a MoveOn event entitled "WHAT IS MoveOn's NEXT MOVE?"
Conversations on Crises in our Democracy. This is a coordinated national event.

the address is 1400 Tandem Ave. Headed North to Kaizer On Cherry to Van Ness (just before the Salem Parkway) and make a right turn. First intersection from Van Ness is Del Webb turn left then take next right on Tandem, go to the curve and go left you'll see the AFSCME building. Go in the Conference door. Refreshments will be served.

After a brief introduction You will be helping to determine MoveOn's next move.

Event is May 4th, 2010 time: 6:30pm to 8:00pm possibly 8:30pm

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