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A blog for the Coalition of Hispanic Organizations, a membership group based in the Kansas City metropolitan area.

Friday, August 03, 2007

COHO meeting additional announcements


Thank you y Mil Gracias to all who turned out this morning to attend the COHO meeting and to those members who stayed for the closed session requested by the Civil Rights committee.

Two resolutions were voted on by the member organizations present during the closed session. Those resolutions will be posted in a separate entry.

In the meantime, there were three announcements that I was asked to convey to COHO members at the end of and shortly after the meeting. They are listed below.

¬°Que tengan un buen fin de semana! Have a great weekend! -- Rita


The additional announcements are as follows:


from Mary Lou Jaramillo, El Centro, Inc.

El Centro, Inc. has hired a new Policy Associate, Kara Linewebber. Kara will begin work on August 20.


from Brother Dale Mooney, Cristo Rey School:

Cristo Rey has several students that have not yet been placed with employers and are offering their services to COHO affiliated organizations free of charge. I am sure that just about everyone has some office work that can be done that we have been putting off. Please consider giving an opportunity to one of these students. Orientation at your location, which consists of discussing expectations, instruction on work to be performed and a review of policies that apply, will be held on August 13 or 14th. These students are available from 8:30 to 4:30 for 8 hour days of work from August 22 until they are placed in a paying job. If you can use a person one day a week, you would be assigned one student; if you can use help 2 days a week, you would be assigned 2 students, etc.

Please contact Ms. Bernetta McKindra at 816-457-6044 as soon as possible. You may also address any inquires to her at


from Andrea L. Pardo, the student who presented this morning on the Dream Act

"I would like to encourage all COHO members to a weekly event that is not only an immigration rally at the plaza, by the horses' fountain, but it is also a great way to gather and plan for our pro-immigration events. We need your support! "

DREAM Act Rally

Saturday, August 4. Hours: 11 a.m to 12 p.m. J.C Nichols ( in Plaza, Kansas City MO

Andrea also forwarded the following message from Angela Ferguson, CARAB (Committee Against Racism and Bigotry)


Hi -
Wanted to let you all know that every Saturday, from 11:00 - 12:00, we
will be having a mini-demonstration at the JC Nichols fountain to hold up
signs and pass out information about the positive contributions of immigrants
and the need for a change in the laws. We'd love to have you join us, any

Dream Act is a hot issue right now and so we're trying to get kids out
- if you know any college kids or high school kids, bring them out or pass
this information along. One hour of fun....on a lovely Saturday morning.
Look for Steve Sheridan - he'll be the guy with a small black & white dog
and he'll have all the signs.

DREAM ACT is alive and may be submitted for consideration in September
- we need to keep attention on it, spread the word, and get something
positive passed this year on immigration.

We have several groups that are working towards this goal - All Souls
UU Immigration Task Force, People of Faith for Hospitality & Justice,
MO/KS CARAB, AILA, Missouri Immigrant Refugee Association, and more. Come out and have fun, learn, and educate others.

Keep up the good work....
Angela Ferguson


Have you told your senators to support the DREAM Act?

Christopher Bond
(202) 224-5721

Claire McCaskill
(202) 224-6154

Sam Brownback
(202) 224-6521

Pat Roberts
(202) 224-4774

To send an e-mail message to your Senators go to:

For more information about the DREAM Act visit: