From Dennis’ campaign site site:
Kucinich wins presidential endorsement from key Mexican American organization
Ohio Congressman and Democratic Presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich gained a significant endorsement today from the Mexican American Political Association (MAPA), a progressive advocacy organization based in California and well known for its work in the areas of civil and human rights.
Just a thought: Why, if a candidate is deemed non-viable by the news media and the blogosphere’s aristocracy, would a major organization choose to endorse Dennis Kucinich?
The endorsement of Kucinich from MAPA for the upcoming California Democratic Primary was decided after a vote by the organization’s members earlier in the day. A statement accompany the endorsement, which was announced by MAPA President Nativo Lopez, said:
“We concurred that Dennis Kucinich is the most consistent candidate with the principles of MAPA and the interests of the Latino voters, workers, families, and youth, and of all American voters.
Fascinating! An endorsement based on someone sticking to their principles. Who’d have thought it?
“He has consistently called for and demanded an end to the war against the sovereign people of Iraq and an immediate return of U.S. troops to their families. He has consistently fought for and advocated in favor of a single-payer not-for-profit health care system, which accords with the material and spiritual interests of all Americans, irrespective of any medical pre-conditions, age, immigration status, or income. He has clearly articulated that the U.S. Healthcare system does not need the insurance companies as middlemen or money men to act as go betweens to the medical professionals and the patients.
And for those of you who think someone else presented their health care proposal first: HR 676, the Conyers/Kucinich plan for Medicare for All
“This is the candidate who does not accept corporate contributions and steadfastly supports public financing of elections as a way to rid the system of special money interests who buy and sell our politicians.
And you wonder about the media blackout (sorry Edwards fans, you’ve not seen media blackouts ’til you follow the Kucinich campaign. Study up! You have something to look forward to).
“Kucinich, the grandson of an immigrant, has most consistently articulated a fair and humane option for immigration reform that accords with the interests of all American workers who have the right to protect their jobs, and also immigrants who are contributing to the wealth of America and therefore deserve to obtain legal status in a fair and judicious way. He has opposed the construction of border walls, unlike the other top tier candidates who voted in favor of constructing the wall along the Mexico and U.S. border.
It’ll probably be Hugo Chavez who stands on the other side and says “Mr. (Mrs.) President, tear down this wall!” Well, unless Dennis is elected President.
“He has most astutely opposed the type of ‘free trade’ policies pursued by this and former administrations as detrimental to the U.S. economy and workers, and which result in the export of millions of jobs, and also result in undermining the economies of our neighbors, which in turn are forced to expel their workers as new migrants to the U.S. He has called for the repeal of NAFTA and has advocated for the prospect of fair trade.
Let’s face it, the others will try to fix NAFTA and the WTO. Yeah, right.
“It is for these reasons that MAPA formally endorses citizen Congressman Dennis Kucinich for the Democratic Party presidential candidate.”
It’s time for progressives to stand up for the progressive candidate in the race!
And, to honor Martin Luther King, Jr. on the day when we honor him, why not
Give the Candidates the MLK Test. You might be surprised who passes!
As always, now more than ever,
Vote your conscience, choose peace!