The San Fernando Valley Sun reported today that one of the activists present was Rodolfo “Rudy” Acuna.
In the article, Acuna is quoted:
Raul Grijalva is the most progressive legislator in the country and is under attack by the right wing. Just last week one of these zealots contributed one million dollars to defeat him because of his leadership in fight SB 1070.
SFVS further reported:
Acuna said the fund raiser proves that Californians supports the fight against racism in Arizona and will support courageous politicos such as Grijalva. “He is fighting our fight,” Acuna said. Acuna’s book “Occupied America” has also been targeted for removal from Arizona classrooms along with recent legislation passed in Arizona to ban ethnic studies classes.
Who is Rodolfo “Rudy” Acuna other than a good friend of Raul Grijalva?
Acuna wrote a book entitled, Occupied America: A History of Chicanos, which is currently at the center of controversy in Southern Arizona school districts where it has been taught until the Governor and Legislature passed a law (HB 2281) prohibiting the indoctrination of students through ethnic and race-oriented studies for specific ethnic groups. Acuna’s book would be removed from the curricula under the new law.
Rodolfo Acuna recently appeared on a segment of Democracy Now in which he called Arizona lawmakers and the Governor xenophobic for wanting to stop the teaching of his book which asserts that The United States invaded Mexico. Here is the video clip from Democracy Now:
In another video clip, Acuna sits down with The Nonprofit Network and challenges Arizona officials calling the Arizona law “draconian.” In this clip Acuna unleashes on Arizonans and elected officials calling Sheriff Joe Arpaio and Senator Russell Pearce a Nazi!
Watch in the following video clip as Acuna calls Governor Brewer a “loser” and the Republican party, racists! At 2:30 into the following clip, Acuna says that Arizona is heading for violence insinuating a race war in our state.
I find it irreconcilable that Raul Grijalva who claims to have backed away from his call for a boycott of Arizona is now in Los Angeles raising money from Hispanic activists who support a radical agenda.
Perhaps Grijalva should resort back to his original position against Arizona and her citizens in order to be consistent with “putting his money where his mouth is?”
The race for CD-7 in Southern Arizona is closer than the pundits think. Three recent polls show Ruth McClung in a dead heat with Grijalva and with revelations of Grijalva tapping Hispanic activists for money, it could only get worse for Mr. Grijalva.
Let’s help get Ruth McClung elected in her race against Raul Grijalva. Visit her website right now and make a donation to her campaign and let’s sent Grijalva to a place he feels more “at home!”