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  • New Boards Elected Congratulations: MAIN CAMPUSMaria Clara Naranjo- Co-DirectorAndrea Valderrama- Treasurer/Co-Director/ Public Relations Rebecca Krueger- CORE LeaderCaitlin Strawder- Community Outreach Chair LAW SCHOOL Brandon Smoot and Sarah on your new positions
    Posted Apr 16, 2012, 4:15 PM by Florida AIRR
  • The NY Times: Regents Plan Push for Aid to Illegal Immigrants http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/15/nyregion/new-york-regents-plan-a-push-for-the-dream-act.html?ref=immigrationandemigrationby Fernanda Santos for The New York TimesWhen they vote on their legislative agenda on Tuesday, New York State’s top education officials will focus for the first time on the contentious topic of illegal immigration. The agenda, proposed by the state education commissioner, John B. King Jr., to the Board of Regents, has as a top priority a proposal to push Congress to pass legislation that would provide a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants who go to college. Included in that legislation, known as the Dream Act, is a provision that would give students who are ...
    Posted Oct 17, 2011, 1:13 PM by M. Schaefer
  • Elections! Join us Monday September 19 at 12:30 in room 102 as we hold elections for the 2011-2012 Executive Board. New and prospective members are welcome! Pizza will be served for lunch! *Those interested in running for a position must submit a short statement of interest by 5 pm on Friday, September 16th.  Contact brikelmcd@gmail.com for details. Available Positions are:  President; Co-President Acting as Treasurer; Secretary; Chair of Community Outreach Committee; Chair of Event Planning Committee; Chair of Fundraising Committee. 
    Posted Sep 12, 2011, 7:33 PM by Florida AIRR
  • NEW YORK TIMES (Editorial): The Nation’s Cruelest Immigration Law Post August 28, 2011http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/29/opinion/the-nations-cruelest-immigration-law.html The Alabama Legislature opened its session on March 1 on a note of humility and compassion. In the Senate, a Christian pastor asked God to grant members “wisdom and discernment” to do what is right. “Not what’s right in their own eyes,” he said, “but what’s right according to your word.” Soon after, both houses passed, and the governor signed, the country’s cruelest, most unforgiving immigration law. RelatedThe law, which takes effect Sept. 1, is so inhumane that four Alabama church leaders — an Episcopal bishop, a Methodist bishop and a Roman Catholic archbishop and bishop — have sued to block ...
    Posted Aug 29, 2011, 2:29 PM by Florida AIRR
  • Bilingual Pesticide Labels: Farmworkers Deserve No Less From Physicians for Social ResponsibilityBy Jeannie Economos This essay is in response to: How does our nation's reliance on pesticides affect the health of those who plant and harvest our food? Farmworkers feed the world. Anyone who eats and who purchases food at a grocery store in the US has an intimate connection to farmworkers, whether they are aware of it or not. Some 50 years after the birth of the farmworker movement in California, farmworkers are still virtually invisible, even though agriculture in our country could not exist without them. Yet, farmworkers risk daily exposure to pesticides, and the consequent health impacts, in the course of their daily work.   Our food supply in the United States today ...
    Posted Aug 28, 2011, 4:24 PM by Florida AIRR
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