Grammy Nominated Musicians to join protest of Texas’ anti-immigrant policies

For Immediate Release // Please Excuse Cross Posting
July 25th 2017
Contact:
Mariluz Gonzalez, Voz De Mando/Publicist: mgonzalez@vesperpublicrelations.com (818) 667-6403;
Armando Carmona, NDLON, 323-250-3018, armando@ndlon.org;
Tania Mejia, Jolt, (979) 308-9634, tania@jolttx.org

Grammy Nominated Musicians to join protest of Texas’ anti-immigrant policies

As the fight against SB4 gains national attention, Voz de Mando, an LA Based group with roots from Mexico join the resistance

Austin, Texas – Immigrant rights organizations within Texas and across the country are developing plans for the Latino is Powerful Concert & March in Austin, TX on Sept 2 to protest Texas’s anti-immigrant policies (including SB4 and recent attacks on Dreamers). Today, two-time Latin Grammy nominated recording artists ,Voz de Mando announced that it will join this effort, encouraging residents, musicians, and others to refuse to remain silent in the face of policies that seek to bully and terrorize Latinos. The groups, joining together under the banner #BastaTexas, seek to to stop the hateful and racist SB4, to defend DACA, and to elevate the voices of immigrants and Latinos throughout the state.

The March, happening on September 2nd is three (3) days ahead of the deadline given to the federal government to end the renewal of DACA. If the program is renewed, the Attorney General from 10 states have threatened to sue the Trump administration.

Grupo Voz de Mando, issued the following statement: “We believe in unity, not division. We are pleased to join our voices with others in Texas who are coming together to demand the respect that our people deserve.”

Pablo Alvarado, Executive Director of NDLON: “As we learned in Arizona in 2010, when a state policy seeks to make immigrants’ lives miserable in order to bully them into leaving, a celebration of our culture and music can become tools of resistance. We are pleased to stand w/ Voz de Mando and other artists in sending a very simple message: we will not comply with the Texas governor’s hateful agenda.”

Cristina Tzintzun, Executive Director of Jolt: “Latinos are the future of Texas: we make up 1 in 3 eligible voters and soon we’ll be the majority. We are powerful and we are coming together on September 2 to demand dignity and respect. We are excited to stand with Voz de Mando on this historic day.”

Basta Texas Quote: “Artists are key to making visible the injustices that our communities face. We all must gather the courage to fight back and speak out in defiance of unjust laws and legislation that targets immigrants and the Latino community.

Press inquiries: Tania Mejia, Jolt, (979) 308-9634, tania@jolttx.org;
Interested Artists & Volunteers: Salvador Sarmiento, sgsarmiento@ndlon.org

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PARA DIFUSION INMEDIATA:

Los nominados al Latin GRAMMY Grupo Voz de Mando acompañan la protesta de leyes anti-migrantes en Texas

#BASTATEXAS #PODER LATINO

Septiembre 2, 2017 en la ciudad de Austin

Austin, Texas –  Grupos de derechos de migrantes de Texas y alrededor del país están planeando el concierto y marcha “Poder Latino” en Austin, TX el 2 de septiembre para protestar las leyes anti-migrantes en el estado (incluyendo a la SB4 y los ataques recientes a los Dreamers).

Hoy, VOZ DE MANDO, quienes han sido nominados al Latin Grammy en dos ocasiones se unirán a estos esfuerzos, invitando a residentes locales, músicos y a otros para que no se queden callados frente esta política que aterroriza a los Latinos. Los grupos, que se están juntando bajo el nombre #BastaTexas, buscan parar la ley racista SB4, defender DACA, y elevar las voces de la comunidad latina.

La marcha, se realizara el 2 de septiembre justo a tres días antes de la fecha plazo que le dieron al gobierno federal para que terminen el programa DACA. Si el programa aún sigue en existencia, 10 procuradores generales de 10 estados han amenazado con demandar al Presidente Trump.

VOZ DE MANDO, declaró lo siguiente: “Nosotros creemos en la unidad, no en la división. Nos da gusto acompañar a otras voces en Texas que se están uniendo para demandar el respeto que merece nuestra gente.”

Pablo Alvarado, Director de NDLON: “Como aprendimos en Arizona en el 2010, cuando una política de estado intenta hacer las vidas de los migrantes miserable, para tratar de presionarlos que se vayan, una celebración de nuestra cultura y la música pueden ser una herramienta de resistencia. Estamos agradecidos que el grupo VOZ DE MANDO y otros artistas nos acompañan en mandar un mensaje muy claro: “No cumpliremos con el agenda de odio del gobernador de Texas”.

Cristina Tzintzun, Directora de Jolt: “Los Latinos son el futuro de Texas: Somos 1 de 3 personas elegibles para votar y pronto seremos la mayoría en el estado. Somos fuertes, y nos estamos uniendo el 2 de septiembre para demandar dignidad y respeto. Estamos emocionados de luchar a lado de VOZ DE MANDO en este día histórico.

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Contactos:
Mariluz Gonzalez, Voz De Mando/Publicista: mgonzalez@vesperpublicrelations.com (818) 667-6403;
Armando Carmona, NDLON, 323-250-3018, armando@ndlon.org;
Tania Mejia, Jolt,  (979) 308-9634, tania@jolttx.org


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