Telenovela Stars to March to Washington
Qué Pasa, Posted: Sep 23, 2009
CHARLOTTE -- Local immigration activists are using Mexican celebrities -- the princesses and villains from popular telenovelas -- to create awareness within the Latino community of the importance of participating in the debate over immigration reform, reports the North Carolina Spanish-language newspaper, Qué Pasa.
The celebrities will march to Washington with activists next year, when Congress is expected to take up the issue in January. The actors participating include Vicente Fernández, Marco Antonio Solís, El Buki and Graciela Beltrán, in addition to the campaign's official spokesperson, Mexican telenovela star Lucía Méndez. The idea to invite Mexican actors to participate in the caravan was the brainchild of Maudia Meléndez, director of the Jesus Ministry, and entrepreneur Álex Ruiz.
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