Thursday, January 17, 2008

913- NEW RALLY COMING

EXTRA EXTRA READ ALL ABOUT IT HERE
I got this in my mail today so I thought I'd pass it along. If you are against federalization join in....
This is a movement to counter the unity march held late last year so you crowd counters get out there and see how much support is against federalization of labor and immigration...
CNMI Citizens Called to Rally Against Federalization
On the heels
of Washington Rep. Pete A. Tenorio's recent re-affirmation of federalization, Taotao Tano President Gregorio Cruz and other local residents are organizing a mass rally and motorcade this coming Sunday. All local groups, community and organizations are uniting together as one in opposition to the Federal takeover of the CNMI's immigration and labor system. The peaceful rally will follow the political activism of the CNMI's nonresident guest worker population clamoring for Federalization to secure improved immigration status.
"The overwhelming majority of our CNMI residents are strongly against Federalization, but they have not spoken out or made their views clear, " said Cruz. "This event is an opportunity for all of our residents to join together against Federalization without representation," he added.
Cruz emphasized the crucial need for all CNMI residents "to put their differences aside and unite as one community to speak out against the greatest threat to the CNMI's economy and local self-government." According to Cruz, the group prepared to rally against Federalization is comprised of Republicans, Democrats, Independents, & Covenant Party members, all united in one common cause: to express strong opposition to the U.S. government's plan to Federalize the CNMI and strip it of its local autonomy during a very critical period in its economic and political development.
The rally will begin at 10:00 AM, when drivers will arrive and prepare for a motorcade rally commencing at 11:00 AM. After the motorcade ends, advocates of local self-government are invited to join the group for refreshments at the Garapan Fishing Base across the Kristo Rai Church along Beach Road.
It's all up to you what to do..... count me out.
.....GED.....

11 comments:

bigsoxfan said...

If I have to comment... WTF, riding in a car on a sunday morning makes such a statement. Try carrying a cross up the big hill, might actually impress someone or clean a stretch of beach which doesn't lie in front of a hotel. WTF. A motorcade? Preserve our right to drive huge gas guzzling vehicles at the government expense, while we whine about paying real world fuel prices. WTF..

glend558 said...

BSF, WTG (Way to go)

bigsoxfan said...

Yeah, I feel sort of bad now. There are reasons to oppose fedding, other than the ones expoused by Greg's group, but still.. A motorcade.. Given the continuing fuel problems; driving isn't any sort of solution. Think it through, people and realize the entire population is on the same island (in the same boat)..

lil_hammerhead said...

The motorcade addresses a number of the problems associated with an anti-fed march - It ensures that you can't make a reasonable count of participants (they'll be in cars), it draws out the lazy and less motivated who wouldn't likely march, and it doesn't take very many vehicles to make a long line and give the impression of something significant.

Show some work ethic.. get off your asses and walk. Better yet, have the "Run Against Federalization (without representation)"

buzz said...

I'm curious to see if DPS will have officers at intersections like they DON'T do for something like a traffic light outage or something. I'm also curious how fast KSPN will report the "news" on this one.

glend558 said...

BUZZ:
My best guess is it won't get off the ground, needing neither DPS personel nor KSPN.

me said...

I am local and I I can be counted on not attending this "rally" or whaterver it is called.

glend558 said...

Bravo to 'me'

Anonymous said...

I won't be there either

Mark Vernaus said...

To mirror my comment on another site on the same issue, some fairly thoughtless planning, or lackthereof, went into this event.

cnmi resident said...

I hear that heads of some Departments were ordering all of their staff to join the motorcade, Governor's orders.