Bienvenidos otra vez a La Voz Newspaper. En este ejemplar temenos de vuelta la sección en
la página 2 de People in the News. Dejame explicar el por que de esta página. When I
look our and around at what is going on in the Hispanic community, I see the crime, the
social problems, and the inhumanity that fills the pages of the big newspapers.
But I also see people who are trying to make a positive difference in the their own lives
and the society in which they live. As the editor of La Voz Newspapers, I choose to
highlight the accomplishments of these individuals. I want others to see what I see because
I believe it is important to acknowledge and recognize what these individuals on page
2 have done. If people want to know who killed who, or who robbed who, they can read the
Ahora si, vamonos recio with the rest of this editorial. Fijate;a páginas 6 and 7. Elizabeth
Carmona sent in a story called 3 Rules. As a young mother she shares her concerns about the safety of
her children. I first met Elizabeth when she was a high school student more than
ten years ago. She was member of the Austin Voices for Education and Youth Stand Up Club at Johnston
We have stayed in touch over the years and I have always encouraged Elizabeth to try
her hand at writing. We are very happy she sent this piece in and look forward to sending her a
check. See page 23 for our invitation to writers.
Page 7 contains a message from Cristina Tzintzún Ramirez. She is running for the United States
Senate. This young lady is someone to keep your eye on. She founded the Workers Defense
Project here in Austin and later went on to start a group called JOLT. She reminds me of Dolores
Huerta, one of the co-founders of the United Farm Workers Union out in California. Cristina is not
afraid to work and work long hours to accomplish her goals. Ella no tiene miedo de nadie!
Let me call your attention to pages 8 and 9. Some 50 years ago when I was in high school in
Uvalde, Texas, our local MAYO (Mexican American Youth Organization) chapter
started a school walkout to protest the inaction of the school board. It became the second
longest walkout in public school history lasting a total of 6 weeks. This coming November there
will be a National School Walkout Conference at the University of Texas at San
Antonio to commemorate and examine the impact of the some 39 school walkouts that took
place during the Chicano Movement. If you are in the area, please plan on attending
and learn why young people were at the front of social and political change.
Last but not least, take a look at pages 14 and 15. Gina Aguirre Adams, the
President of the Brazoria County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has worked her
heart out building an organization from scratch. Most recently she also helped
form the Brazoria County Hispanic Lions Club. She, like Cristina Tzintziún
Ramirez, is not afraid of working hard for something they believe in. The Hispanic
community sure could use another 4 or 5 hundred of these types of young women.
Copyright by Alfredo Santos. To read the complete issue of the August La Voz visit: http://www.lavoznewspapers.com