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Call Scott June 4th: “Licenses For All NOW!”

– Alekos Zambrano


Call Governor Rick Scott on June 4th, 2015 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Phone # (850) 488-7146


When: June 4th, 2015
Time: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Phone # (850) 488-7146
* You can make multiple calls throughout the day!

“My name is ___________ and I’m calling from ___(City/State)____. I want Florida Governor Rick Scott to support the undocumented’s access to a driver’s license – which will help put a stop to deportations. Issue a statement now!”

“Mi nombre es ___________ y estoy llamando desde ___ (Ciudad / Estado) ____ Quiero que el gobernador de la Florida, Rick Scott, apoye licencias de conducir para los indocumentados – lo que ayudará a poner fin a las deportaciones. Rick Scott declaré su apoyo públicamente ahora!”


Rick Scott doesn’t care about immigrants. He would rather use the immigration rights movement in Florida and the overall desperation of the community to his own benefit whenever he can. In our state the conditions for undocumented immigrants keep getting worse or staying the same, and Rick Scott as our Governor has done nothing but wait when it is convenient for him to do something half way.

Around 2010 Rick Scott made it clear where he stood on the issue of immigration. He made comments blaming immigrants for costing the state “countless billions” and taking jobs from U.S. residents. He also vetoed a bill that would allow Dreamers to get licenses.

When Rick Scott was running for governor he repeatedly said in interviews that he supports Arizona’s SB1070 and he supports Sherriff Arpiao’s enforcement of it. Rick Scott even supports the Republican idea of a standardized national ID system.

After all of this he still decided to pass In-State Tuition for undocumented students last year, when asked why he changed his position on Immigration he said that he cared more about keeping his promise to not increase tuition. This type of thinking is probably why this year’s bill to give licenses to the undocumented was proposed in a way that focuses on highway safety and not bettering the lives of working people. This is also probably why the bill failed.

The truth is that neither the Republicans nor the Democrats want what is best for the immigrant community. Both parties will oppose any bill that could threaten the money rich people have invested in profitable industries. These include construction, agricultural work, day labor and countless other areas that make millions off of exploiting the undocumented. For these people, giving the undocumented legal status even if its temporary or even if it’s just a licenses could get in the way of their profits.

This is why we need to let these politicians know that we see the truth behind their actions and lame attempts to pass reforms only when it is convenient for them. We need to let them know that what we want is meaningful reform based on what the people need and not on what will protect the investments of a few.


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Florida Politicians Vote Against Drivers License Bill – We Continue Fighting Back!

– Alicia Gazga


Raíces in Tampa has struggled the past two years for all undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses in Florida; we had meetings with members of the city council of the City of Tampa. Then got together with five of the seven members who seemed very supportive of the idea of ​​giving licenses to the undocumented, they privately, told us they would sign our resolution showing their support. When we finally attended a City Council Meeting and put our drivers license resolution up to a vote, the City Council acted as if Raíces in Tampa did not know we were talking, typical politicians! They lied by saying they had never seen our resolution and when confronted with having them show support – they backed out. As Raíces in Tampa we understand how City Council will take to opportunism and be against the people of their own city (undocumented or not).

As recently as April 2015, City Council and Tampa City Mayor Bob Buckhorn publicly SIGNED their support in favor of DAPA (the November 2014 executive action of the President)! Time and time again, City Council members like Charlie Miranda have said that City Council cannot and would not support anything outside of the “power of City Council” – giving the excuse that a State of Florida matter was outside of their jurisdiction and even further, that licenses should be attacked through a national angle. But with the recent DAPA support they both signed, they very publicly acknowledge that they INDEED DO have the ability to sign their support in areas outside of the City of Tampa. Raíces in Tampa agrees that supporting DACA and DAPA is a great step for Tampa and Florida, but why are Bob Buckhorn and City Council remaining silent and not supportive of licenses? Their logic makes no sense and their behavior contradicts their own excuses! Raíces in Tampa demands they both do something locally, NOT give us more excuses.

In Tallahassee last week politicians voted against the SB300 bill that would give driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants in Florida, and while some say the law was for “safer roads”, Raíces in Tampa continues in the overall struggle for equality! We demand drivers licenses for all of the undocumented immigrants in Florida! The problem is not unsafe roads, we the undocumented, are not the ones who make roads unsafe! The government and politicians can not cover the sun with a finger and attempt to make us think we cannot see through their lies and excuses. Drivers licenses are a basic necessity; to go to work with our heads held high, having an ID to say ‘I am valid’, take our children to school, go to church, all without fear! We demand liberation and equality, not repression and deportations.

SB300 died this year but that does not mean Raíces in Tampa will stop fighting, we will continue pressuring the City of Tampa to support us and the undocumented, we will continue collecting signatures and seeking support from our city. We will continue pressuring Mayor Bob Buckhorn. We want legalization for all and drivers licenses in the state of Florida. Please follow us as we plan our next steps for licenses. Yes we can!

Sign our petition!

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Políticos Votan en Contra de Licencias – Seguimos en La Lucha!

– Alicia Gazga

Raíces en Tampa ha luchado por los últimos dos años para que todos los indocumentados puedan obtener licencias de conducir en Florida, hemos tenido juntas con los miembros del ayuntamiento de la Cuidad de Tampa. Después de juntarnos con cinco de los siete miembros parecía que les gustaba mucho y apoyaban la idea de dar licencias, que ellos firmarían nuestra resolución mostrando su apoyo, finalmente cuando les toco votar en la resolución actuaron como si no sabíamos de que estábamos hablando, típico politicos al fin… mintieron al decir que nunca habían visto nuestra resolución y cuando les toco votar se echaron para atrás. Como Raíces en Tampa no entendemos como pueden mentirle a su propia ciudad, diciendo que no pueden hacer nada al respecto, pero en las ultimas noticias locales nos dimos cuenta que están a favor de DAPA (acción ejecutiva del presidente), como pueden estar a favor y apoyando a DAPA y no pueden apoyarnos con algo tan básico y necesario como las licencias de conducir…. estamos de acuerdo de que apoyen DAPA, pero si apoyan DAPA deberían estar apoyando las licencias tambien, como el ayuntamiento de la cuidad de Tampa si pueden hacer algo localmente, NO queremos mas excusas.

En Tallahassee la semana pasada los politicos votaron en contra de la ley SB300 que daría licencias de conducir a los indocumentados en Florida, y mientras algunos dicen que la ley es para “calles seguras” Raíces en Tampa lucha por la igualdad, exigimos licencias de conducir para todos los indocumentados en Florida! El problema no son calles inseguras, nosotros los indocumentados no hacemos nuestras calles inseguras! El gobierno y los politicos no pueden tapar el sol con un dedo, es un derecho que todo ser humano se merece, ir al trabajo con la cabeza en alto, tener una identificacion, llevar a nuestros hijos a su escuela, ir a la iglesia, sin miedo! Exigimos liberacion e igualdad, no represion y deportaciones.

La ley SB300 murió este año pero eso no significa que Raíces en Tampa dejara la lucha, seguimos precionando a la cuidad de Tampa, seguimos colectando firmas y buscando apoyo de nuestra cuidad. Seguimos precionando al ayuntamiento y al alcalde Bob Buckhorn. Queremos legalización para todos y licencias de conducir en el estado de la Florida. Por favor siganos mientras planeamos proximos pasos para las licencias. Sí se puede!

Firme nuestra petición!

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Raíces en Tampa Stands With Ayotzinapa!


– Oscar Hernandez
Today more than ever hurts to be Mexican.

Mexico has become a lawless country, a country without justice in a country where social differences define whether you live or die. On one side are the rich armored to the teeth by governmental agencies and sometimes even by the “narcos”, on the other side of the coin people live in extreme poverty and also terrified by the conflicts of organized crime.

In Mexico all of this has created a system where it is best to hide the truth than to fight against the corrupt government. Big news stations cooperate with the censoring of information, because the larger companies, in some ways, are controlled by organized crime. There are a few remaining, honest journalists who are willing to report the truth but always end up disappearing.
The latest massacre in Ayotzinapa has shown the world the cruelty of the crimes that happen every day in Mexico. This is nothing new and is something the Mexican society has been fighting in the lates six years. Mexican criminals have lost respect for people’s lives and murder their victims for purely shock-value. The tragedy in Ayotzinapa created outrage around the world, and  perhaps this was because the victims were young students and teachers who only sought resources for their community. These 43 students were also know for organizing their community and teaching everyone to fight back against the corrupt government.

The massacre of the normalista school has reminded the grieving and wounded people of Mexico that the majority of politicians are corrupt and function solely for organized crime. After the ex-mayor of Iguala, Jose Luis Albarca, ordered the disappearance of the normalista school he abandoned his position and fled the state of Guerrero to avoid being questioned, perhaps hoping that as in the past somehow the government would bury this story.
As we know this was not the case. The people have opened their eyes and demanded justice! As if by magic, suddenly unmarked graves began to appear. Parents were dissatisfied with this version and demanded the heads of the municipal police responsible for the kidnapping of the 43 students. While there are over 50 detainees linked to the tragedy and awaiting sentencing, the cruelest event has taken place. According to the normalistas murderers, the 43 students were executed and later had their charred remains thrown into a river near the region.
The shameless manner in which the murders of the 43 speak, screams of a lack for remorse, thus creating more outrage for the affected families.

This tragedy has created a movement of a people united against corrupt politicians, a people tired of bleeding, a people who can change the course of Mexican history! This tragedy has has ignited the spark needed for revolution in Mexico. And maybe for the first time in years the Mexican people will be able to obtain their justice!

From Tampa, we send the most sincere condolences to all families affected by the violence not only in Ayotzinapa, but also in all of Mexico.

We are with you brothers!

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