Saturday, January 15, 2011

Dolores Huerta: Organizing is the Only Way

EB: What do you think about the current attempts by some legislators to modify the 14th Amendment?

DH: I think it’s insane, it’s racist right off the back, it’s ethnic cleansing, it’s adding more salt to all of the wounds, and all of the insults that our community has been suffering; it’s terrible. But I think the only thing that hopefully our people will get mad enough que se van a organizar (that they are going to get organized), you know what I mean? This is the only answer. We have said plainly that we know that we got the power, we got the numbers, we just got to get it together. It’s important that we see all these things that are happening to us –especially in Arizona–, that we got to come together and we got to organize, we got to really use our numbers and our power in a very non-violent way so we can stop these abuses; these are political abuses that they are inflicting upon us, and it’s not going to stop until we make them pay the political price.

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