Tuesday May 26, 2009 will forever be imprinted on my mind. I quickly text messaged several friends and family members as I watched, while standing in line at the bank with my mouth wide open, the President announce his Supreme Court nomination. My text ...

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  1. A Latina Justice For A New Time
  2. A New Era of Responsibility
  3. A New Page In History
  4. Election Day 2008!
  5. REMEMBERINGhttp://www.financialfreed...
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A Latina Justice For A New Time

Tuesday May 26, 2009 will forever be imprinted on my mind. I quickly text messaged several friends and family members as I watched, while standing in line at the bank with my mouth wide open, the President announce his Supreme Court nomination. My text message read, GREAT NEWS...The President nominated Sonia Sotomayor 2 the Supreme Ct - Making history again!!!

Several minutes later I called my mom from Miami to tell her that the Jueza Puerto Riqueña from the Bronx had been nominated by the President. She already knew.
    

A New Era of Responsibility

As today's events unfold, I reflect on major breakthroughs and the long journey to social justice and racial equality.


Quality education for minority students and the desegregation of schools were contended in the city of Boston long after the 1954 landmark Supreme Court case, Brown v. Board of Education.


In 1974, a federal district court judge ordered students to be bused city-wide to integrate the Boston Public Schools. In his ruling, judge Garrity said the school committee had consciously maintained two separate school systems.


I was too young to remember the politics and the players involved. But I do remember the consequences of judge Garrity's decision; the ominous, unsettled feeling in our neighborhood, and of course--the riots. We were bused across town to the “better schools,” and escorted by the police inside the school buildings.


We have come a long way since then. Yet, continuing challenges to equal educational opportunities remain.


My early American experience pales in comparison to that of our inner-city kids who day after day go into overcrowded classrooms, in under-funded schools, and are taught to the test because of senseless policy-making by politicians, not by educators.


Today I celebrate a new dawn, and an amazing triumph. I also look ahead at the challenging work that is still needed to improve our children's education, such as: strengthening our public education system, help ensure that disadvantaged students have access to quality educational programs, reduced class size, support schools in development, and innovation through new technology.


I am hopeful and inspired. A new era of change and responsibility has come to America. I know significant, real change can happen, because I've seen it happen.

    

A New Page In History


Today our generation and our children have a new hero...and a new leader of hope.

The people of our country have spoken, not as individuals, but as a collective inspired voice... Yes we can!
    

Election Day 2008!

Today we are witnessing history being made in our country. I can't wait for the election results!!










This was the picture across America as voters waited in very long lines to cast their vote.


    

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