The attacks on low-income immigrants and Latinos continue!!!
Apparently the future of our children and our communities is not important to Maryland Republicans and Bob Ehrlich. Instead of working towards fixing our schools, our economy, and our roads, they are spending time and money spreading hateful lies, using immigrants as scape-goats, and using fear to divide the electorate and win votes.
I ask you - who is the bigger threat to our children?
CASA de Maryland, our sister organization, provides basic services to low-income families, helps parents get a job to feed their children, teaches English to new Americans.
We have just 11 days left to reach Latino voters in Maryland – but we need your help!
For the second time in a week, former Governor Robert Ehrlich focused full and brutal attack on our sister-organization CASA de Maryland.
Some of the highlights of Ehrlich's response to the immigration question include him referring to CASA as “gross”, opposing the use of the term “New American” and comparing immigrants struggling to feed their families to felons who engage in home invasions.
And what exactly is the “gross” work that Ehrlich refers to?
Just last year CASA de Maryland:
As a result of CASA’s work, tens of thousands of Marylanders just this year are healthier, economically stronger, and in a stronger position to participate in and contribute to their communities.
But more importantly, who is offended when we are attacked?
CASA is the state’s largest Latino and immigrant service organization. When CASA is attacked, tens of thousands of immigrant voters who are very proud of the most prominent Latino institution in the state wonder what is wrong with this picture. And given research released this month by the Immigration Policy Center that shows that one in every ten voters in the U.S. is a New American, former Governor Robert Ehrlich may find that they will not take the insults sitting down.
Who’s Attacking CASA?
The Minutemen, a group founded by “anti-immigration extremists,” and Help Save Maryland have both been officially classified, by the Southern Poverty Law Center, as a hate groups like the KKK and other white supremacist groups.
The members of these groups claim to protect Marylanders while they engage in tactics like harassing and videotaping children who attend our events, threatening legislators in Annapolis and telling people of color to “go home.”
Now, Governor Robert Ehrlich has joined their ranks.
CASA in Action is working furiously to harness the power of tens of thousands of Latino voters in Maryland, but we need your help. Over the next 18 days CASA in Action’s network of small businesses and volunteers will be knocking doors and making calls to 52,000 voters in Maryland.
We need to raise $35,000 to get this done – can you help? Please consider visiting our website and making a donation* of $50, $100, or $250 to support CASA in Action.
And remember to vote this November 2nd- for you, your family, and for our future.
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