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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User Comments

Barbara N. Bybee on Sep 24, 2009 at 14:24:49 said:

Marco Antonio Solis is one of my main inspirations for admiring the Mexican people. We have some bigoted people here is Utah {including a few politicians} who are narrow in both their beliefs and legislation. In fact the stupid remarks just ahead of mine are case-in-point. Bravo to wonderful Marco Antonio Solis.!!!!!

NoAmnesty on Sep 24, 2009 at 08:35:11 said:

The INS needs to go there and deport their back sides! Do you really think rewarding those who break our laws is a good thing? If you want to march, go march in Mexico and change them!




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