Tune in on Wednesday morning, 7 am - 9 pm Arizona time as we listen to the Carlos Galindo show. Galindo is the first National political radio show that conducts its program in both Spanish and in English capturing a wider audience.
Here is what Galindo has to say about NCLR's President via Janet Murguia:
Janet Murguia is way out of line! She and others are complicit to the deportation of millions of my brothers and sisters. I will not stand for this, and neither should any of you. Largest Latino Advocacy Organization? Get real! They became a corporate monster long ago. They don't serve our communities, they serve the Hispanic Chamber's of Commerce and others who profit off of us.
People! Wake up! NCLR and the rest of these failed Pro-Immigrant leaders are hurting our mid-term election chances. The more they attack this President, the more they damage his image the way the Republicans have been doing, the less of a chance of us getting anything done in this country.
In 2010 members of NCLR floated the idea of punishing Barack Obama by abstaining from voting in order to hurt his allies who were Democratic candidates. We lost the house to Tea baggers. Do we want a repeat?
How many of you really see National Council of La Raza as your Latino Advocacy Organization?
It appears NCLR has lost it's touch with regular people when they sold out to major corporate giants.
Here is how genuine immigration leaders and activists responded to NCLR earlier this morning:
I became involved with a ‘save our church’ movimiento in Argentine, a neighborhood that has been home to Mexican Americans since the early early 1900’s, in Kansas City, Kansas. Janet Murguia, is much like the person she succeeded, Raul Yzaguirre , who ran the outfit for 30 years!. Both are very connected and cognizant of our American Free Enterprise System. Hey, no problem on that front. Let the NCLR follow their noses deep into the bottomless pit that is Republican politics. It is up to Chicanos to take the lead, in these times when la Gente’ is being inundated by the Latino Tsunami, How many can remember American history that showed how the Mexican Americans, propelled themselves into the national scene through LULAC and GI Forum.
In the late 60’s, Chicanos were the one’s who marched into the streets, opened wide the eyes of educational institutions, governmental bodies and entered the civil rights and cultural wars shoulder to shoulder with African Americans, and the flower children….
It was Chicanos who plowed the field to make it fertile for MALDEF, NCLR, VRP, and many many University Chicano Studies programs. It was Chicanos in Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, who initiated the state Commissions that are now fodder for the Latino movement. It was Chicanos who initiated hiring plans to put more Raza to work in State, County and City governments and municipalities. It was Chicanos who returned Cultura and la tradicion de Nuestra Raza, into the Contemporary American Experience…..I can go on and on but alas, would be accused of living ‘en Mis Sueños’!! Now we are viejas y viejos but with so much experience asserting, inserting, legitimizing our American presence. And so it stands in your barrio, in my neighborhood in which so many of us continue our work of educating Gente’ about Cesar, about El DiesySeis, el Flor y Canto, the history seen and written with our perspective. In my neck of the woods, which is Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri and Iowa, , Chicanos are teachers, businessmen, plumbers, electricians, armed forces, utility workers but also Presidents of La Union Cultural Mexicana, President of the Mexican American Historical Society, heading Univ of Mo. at Kansas City’s Latina(o)/Chicana(o) Studies program. Somos como hormigas, siempre trabajando, luchando para familia, la nacion y cultura.