Monthly Archives: November 2010

Texas Sisters Urge Majority Leader Harry Reid to Reach Across the Aisle to Senator Hutchison

Today 56 Catholic Sisters in Texas from 16 different religious orders sent Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) a letter, urging him to “put aside partisan politics” and to “reach across the aisle” to Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison in an effort … Continue reading

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DREAM Act Efforts Intensify

Yesterday afternoon, members of the community gathered outside the San Antonio offices of Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, urging the Senator to meet with the students and to support the DREAM Act. Several students remained inside the Senator’s office until their … Continue reading

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DREAM Act Expected to Come to a Vote Week of Nov. 29; Students Continue Hunger Strike

Some people are questioning why the students are risking their health with hunger strikes.  Senator Hutchinson has mentioned this several times. She thinks “they should use other methods” to express themselves. The fact is that U.S. students have been working … Continue reading

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Students Appear on Univision’s Al Punto Program on 12th Day of Hunger Strike

On Sunday, Nov. 21, two UTSA hunger-strikers, Claudia Sánchez and Lucinda Martínez, appeared on one of the most widely viewed Sunday news programs in the Spanish-speaking world — Univision’s Al Punto with Jorge Ramos. In a seven-minute segment, Claudia and … Continue reading

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Texas Catholic Sisters Urge Sen. Hutchison To Meet with Hunger Strikers and Support DREAM Act

Catholic Sisters from diverse religious orders and congregations ministering in Texas, primarily in the San Antonio area, today called on Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) to meet with UTSA students who, on Nov. 10, started a hunger strike as a … Continue reading

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UTSA Students Meet with Sen. Hutchison’s Staff

Five of the students involved in the hunger strike met this morning with staff at the San Antonio office of Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison. The students again asked to meet with the Senator and have an “open dialogue.” Within minutes … Continue reading

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Hunger Strikers March Seven Hours for DREAM Act

On the fourth day of their hunger strike in support of the DREAM Act, the students at UTSA yesterday marched about seven hours from their campus at 1604 to the plaza in front of San Fernando Cathedral, in downtown San … Continue reading

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UTSA Students on Hunger Strike for DREAM Act

An amazing group of students at the University of Texas at San Antonio are on their second day of a hunger strike in an effort to win passage of the DREAM ACT, which would give young undocumented students, who came … Continue reading

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Bombings Continue in Baghdad

Even as mourners grieve the loss of loved ones in an attack that has been described as the worst on Iraqi Christians since the U.S. invasion in 2003, more bombs were set off this morning outside the homes of Christian … Continue reading

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A Banner Event!

Nearly 350 San Antonio area residents packed into the Esperanza Peace & Justice Center last night to hear María Antonietta Berriozábal read excerpts from her forthcoming book, María: Daughter of Immigrants. The standing room only crowd in the upstairs auditorium overflowed … Continue reading

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