Fwd: Happy Father's Day
- Feliz Dia del Padre a todos! Please sign the letter to Obama below.Leila---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Pablo Alvarado, NDLON <info@...>
Date: Sun, Jun 16, 2013 at 10:40 AM
Subject: Happy Father's Day
At NDLON we want to say "Happy Father's Day" to all the day laborer fathers and everyone who does the hard work of being a father figure.
We have several special ways to celebrate and observe Father's day today.
First, NDLON board member Jose Luis wrote an incredible blog on being a day laborer dad. Please take a minute to read and share it.
When I crossed the desert at the U.S. border, I never thought that fourteen years later I’d be celebrating Father’s Day with two beautiful daughters and Chicago as my home. During the three-day walk without food or water, what kept me going were thoughts about a better life for the parents and brothers and sisters I was leaving behind.
And like last year, we created these images to honor day laborer and migrant fathers whose love, work, and sacrifice builds us all a better future. Just click on one to share it.
Finally, you can take action this fathers's day. It's not too late to add your name to the father's day card we're putting in the mail to President Obama. Sign it here.
Pablo Alvarado, NDLON
PS You can also help stop the deportation of individuals and fathers by signing their petitions at http://notonemoredeportation.com.--
“The world in which you were born is just one model of reality. Other cultures are not failed attempts at being you; they are unique manifestations of the human spirit.”
--Wade Davis, anthropologist and ethnobotanist