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.1 0 HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD ,: ...... ,~:~ ,,. ,~ r : : i=:'' Guest Column: Being a Democrat [3y NEOMI MARTINEZ-PARRA, modern Democrats became re- that statement. Historically .and )/ice Chair of Democratic Party In recent years I have par- taken in controversial conversa- tions on the differefices of politi- Cal parties. In addition some in- ~lividuals have a l-nisunderstanding of Democrats What is a demo- brat? Let me start by saying I am proud to be a reg- istered democrat. Essentially a !'party" is a po- litical group of ~ctivist who orga- nize, operate the ~government, and determine public policy. The United States has two major parties today; they are the Democratic Party and the Re- publican Party. The history of political par- ties dates back to the 1800s. But many historians believe that the two major political parties were more defined when Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected president in 19.32. When he took office in 1933, Roosevelt dispersed federal monies into social systems such as relief programs for economic support. It was in this era that NeOmi Martinez-Parra, Vice Chair of Democratic Party sponsible and accountable for social programs. As the daugh- ter of a Mexican immigrant and growing up poor, I now under- stand the importance of social policies that demo- crats have fought so hard to main- tain. "Democrats receive dispropor- tionate support not only from the least well educated vot- ers but also from individuals with advanced degrees. Upper-income vot- ers are generally more Republican than lower-income v o t e r s ; businesspersons are much more likely to vote Republican than labor union voters" (Schmidt 08). It is also impor- tant to add that only 10% of the people in the United States are among the elite. Whereas, 90% of the people fall in the lower economic category; we have often heard that democrats are liberals, and Republicans are conservative and religious. I wonder what Martin Luther King Jr, Cesar Chavez, and Gandhi, would have to say about Outreach Meeting to be held July 22 Submitted by USDA/Lordsburg You are invited to attend an informative meeting to be held at the Lordsburg Baxter Civic Center located at 313 E. 4'h Street on Thurs- day, July 22, 2010 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. statistically democrats are 'more conservative. The word '"lib: eral" comes from the same'root word as "liberty" It means free. Yet in the political spectrum a person who is liberal is a per- son who stands fora positive government, action in the economy, equal opportunity and social liberty. "Not all conser- vatives are Christian evangelicals-and not all evangelicals are conservatives" (Schmidt 2010). The New York Times re- leased a pole on Republican and Democrat issues that was con- ducted by CBS in 2006. Below is how .Democrats favored on the following issuesbased on percentages: . Moral Values: Democrats 50% Republicans 45% Making the right decisions on the Iraq War: Democrats 48% Republicans 30% Making the right decision on Immigration reform: Demo- crats 45% Republicans28% Insure a fair tax system: Democrats 55% Republicans 28% Improve education: Demo- crats 52% Republicans 23% Protect our Civil Liberties: Democrats 62% Republicans 22% Improve Health Care Sys- tem: Democrats 62% Republi- cans 19% Prescription Drugs for the elderly affordable: Democrats 62% Republicans 19% Low gas prices: Democrats 55% Republican 11% As Vice- Chair of the Democratic Party I strongly sup- port our Democratic candidates and I will continue to be a strong visionary leader. As a re- The purpose of the meeting is to familiarize the community with sult of the statistics above I am the various programs available locally through the United States proud to be a registered demo- Department of Agriculture. crat and I urge you, the demo- Representatives from Rural Development (RD), Natural Resources., crats tO cOnSider the issues that Conservation Service (NRCS), and Farm Service Agency, both Farm i" affect us all as a whole, as you Programs and Farm Loans, will be present giving information on their cast your vote ..................... respective programs. Some of the meeting will be geared towards the agriculture. ++ "Entre 10g ducer, but Rural Development's housing and business be of interest to non-farmers and non-ranchers as well. , : ~ . . Persons with disabilities who require accommodations to attend paz --= Among i~ as or participate in this meeting should contact Leah Walsh, Farm Loan among nations, respect for the Manager at (575) 522-8275 ext. 110 or Arlen L. Hall, Hidalgo County rights of others is peace" ....... Executive Direct6r at (575) 542-3241 ext. Ill by July 19, 2010. -- Benito Ju6rez' .+ FRIDAY, JULY 16, 2610 All Stars compete in tournament : The Lordsburg All Stars traveled to Deming last week to compete in the 2010 tournament. Above, t~ 9-10 year old team, coached by Greg Cuevas, Zachary Talavera and Jaiple Artiaga, were eliminat~ from tournament playwith losses to Deming and Silver City. Below, the 11-12 year olds, coached Rodney Plowman, Danny Saenz and Chris Pantoja Jr., lost to Deming in round i of the tournamenf~ They came back and beat Silver City in round 2 but were knocked out of contention with a head.: breaking loss to Cobre. The 2010 Lordsburg Little League season has come to a close and boa~. members are already making plans for next year's baseball season, i~ Courtesy phot~ The crew at Mom and Pops Pyro Shop would like to thank all our customers for all their support over the years! OO If you liked the 4thOf July show (1,256 shells), The City of Lordsburg, The Lordsburg Fire Dept: John Hill, Johnny Allen, Rick Hobbs, Ben Erikson, Josh Allen, Kim Valenzela, Skitter Varela, Marsha Hill, Jona- than La Marca, Kevin Hill, Joseph Guerrero, Bill Thor- nock, Fred La Marca, Linda Erikson, Kacie Peterson, Chris Estrada, Dominick Thornock,Terry Allred, Veao Peterson, Miguel Estrada, EJ Brito, and Ivan Ponce Jr Fire Fighters: Ryan Allen,Riley Allen and Christine Estrada, City workers: John Hill, Randy Rodriguez, Randy Estrada, , Felix Jimenez and Terry Allred .4 sp e i h a k.s ;to B e n E r i k s+J n w h o e rs .7 e +:, ,: dotTate, exI1a and the use hi: ccle +i,,,,