Hands Across el Rio
August 22, 2007, 5:29 am
Filed under: call for action, News Stories

Calling all “HANDS”.  Amigas and amigos from both sides of el Rio Grande/Bravo…to form human chains across the bridges crossing the Rio Grande/Bravo and to show off our solidarity and friendship.  Calling all paddles.  Kayakers, canoeists, row boaters, inner-tubers…to form a flotilla upriver from the bridges and show off our geography and the Rio that unites us.

In two weeks we will kick off Hands Across el Rio at the downtown bridge in El Paso-Juarez.  We will do our best to keep everyone updated on www.borderambassasors.com <http://www.borderambassasors.com> .  We have folks in the different regions that are helping to make this historic event a success knowing the importance of this 1250 mile 16 day show of solidarity on both sides of the Rio Grande…in opposition to a grotesque wall that would divide we the people and destroy our environment and economy.

Here are some related news links to Hands Across el Rio.

USA Today.  http://blogs.usatoday.com/oped/2007/08/texans-raising-.html

KGBT 4…CBS…McAllen. (See video clip)  http://www.kgbt4.com/Global/story.asp?S=6907456&nav=menu90_3 <http://www.kgbt4.com/Global/story.asp?S=6907456&amp;nav=menu90_3>

El Paso Times.  http://www.elpasotimes.com/news/ci_6575165

Rio Grande Guardian. http://www.riograndeguardian.com/rggnews_story.asp?story_no=14

The Daily Texan. http://media.www.dailytexanonline.com/media/storage/paper410/news/2007/08/08/TopStories/A.Line.In.The.Sand-2929832.shtml

Below are some of the diverse organizations that have already given their endorsement.  Followed by our wish list.

League of United Latin American Citizens
www.lulac.org <

Texas Border Coalition
www.texasbordercoalition.org <

Texas Chapter of the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement/AFL-CIO
www.lclaa.org <

The Border Trade Alliance
www.thebta.org <

Cesar E. Chavez Legacy and Educational Foundation
www.sachavezfoundation.org <

Lone Star Sierra Club
www.texas.sierraclub.org <

No Border Wall
www.notexasborderwall.com <

We do need to ask for assistance.  Here’s our wish list.

We welcome any volunteer who would like to chronicle Hands Across el Rio.  Videographers, photographers, writers, reporters.

We welcome any individual and organization to help with handling the media, actual events and logistics, both locally as well as regionally.

We are also looking for a volunteer to be administrator of our blog and forum at www.borderambassadors.com <http://www.borderambassadors.com> .

With deep gratitude, we will accept any financial assistance, however small.  We will gladly list all who help out financially on a special “Amigos” page.  http://www.borderambassadors.com/donations.html

If a business or organization wants to be an official sponsor of Hands Across el Rio, we will give a banner on the website.

If anyone wants to advertise on Border Ambassadors you can go to this link. http://www.borderambassadors.com/advertising.html

We also ask that you consider signing and passing along the NO BORDER WALL petition to stop the proposed wall that would divide us and destroy our environment, economy and culture.   

Finally, we ask that you forward and share this with your friends and your own respective networks.  Be a part of this history altering and epoch event.

In solidarity…


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