Two victories in one w/ departure of Dobbs and Texas election chief

RosalieWeisfield

Hidalgo County Democratic Party activist Rosalie Weisfeld

 PHARR, Nov. 12 – Two victories in one day. That is how the departure of Lou Dobbs from CNN and the firing of a Texas elections administrator for making disparaging remarks about Spanish-speaking voters is being viewed by some.

“Two victories on the same day, this is great news. It shows our country is coming alive and that Latinos cannot be denigrated anymore. When we unite, we have power,” said Martha Sanchez, community activist for La Unión del Pueblo Entero (LUPE) in Mission.

 The state official who was fired is Melinda Nickless, assistant director of the secretary of state’s elections division. Her advice at a pre-primary seminar in Austin last weekend that election workers speak slowly and loudly to Spanish-speaking voters offended Hidalgo County Democratic Party activist Rosalie Weisfeld and others. Weisfeld’s complaint eventually led to Nickless’ dismissal by Hope Andrade, Texas’ first Latina secretary of state.

continue reading article at The Rio Grande Guardian written by Steve Taylor

http://www.riograndeguardian.com/rggnews_story.asp?story_no=25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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