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What happens when we reach 1 Million  – What is our next step ?

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What happens when we reach 1 Million  – What is our next step ?

The petition are just a start to our cause. We have 25,000 in our circling network, maybe a little more. That is not much to the politicians and world to notice. In our consultations with experts we are taking this path to build up an army of people behind our cause.

However we find some interesting statistics.

Hispanics

There are over 3 million registered “Hispanic” voters in Texas.  38.4% of the population.  There are 54 million in the United States.  We also find that many Hispanics have identity issues, they do not want to be labelled Hispanic due to discrimination and other issues.  This is a problem for our country, not just the State of Texas.  When did the African Americans say “I do not want to be labelled African American?”  Never, they stood for their rights and had millions with them doing so.  Why are we as Hispanics not so proud of our heritage anymore? Our grandparents, and great grandparents would roll over in their graves.  We must be proud of our heritage, we must take a stand for our rights.  This will never go away, and it will get worse, if we do not take a stand.

History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.
Dr Martin Luther King, Jr.

Apathy

There is a growing number of apathetic Hispanics in the United States. They do not want to do anything to fight for their rights. It is almost is the fight is out of them, or they don’t care. It is like they are in some coma – brainwashed induced.  Of the US population, the Hispanic origin is now the nation’s largest ethnic or race minority 1  Individuals who identify as Latino are close to surpassing the share of Texans solely identified as white, but no single ethnic group makes up the majority of Texas residents. With these kind of figures why is there so much Apathy and Identity we are becoming the majority? It goes back the long fight, the fight that caused our ancestor’s died for, were robbed, abused and discriminated against. Many have given up.  It’s not only the Hispanics, it’s a large part of Americans when it comes to politics. But people in our network have not given up, we stand and we will fight.

It is not malicious acts that will do us in but the appalling silence and indifference of good people. All that is needed for evil to run rampant is for good women and men to do nothing. – MLK

Now is the time energize

People are not born apathetic, people become that way.  So one sure step out of apathy is getting them involved in a project, a new project or task.  Give them some control – if they join this network, there are ways they can start their own projects and lead great causes and efforts.  Apathy is linked to how we feel, but we are not really this way, we feel this way so we act this way.  Define the cause, what took the wind out of your sail? Getting involved in our network will get you a new wind.  Change the things you can change, then help others get involved.  Put yourself in situations where you feel energized.  Maybe music helps, or people that make you laugh put yourself in those environments.  List some of the past joys, and think about them Maybe it was a successful event or project in your life it made you feel good.  Realize that this network has projects you can take charge and help that will bring back those joys in life.  Snapping out of apathy involves forcing a change in your life.  Ask yourself do you really want to live this way the rest of your life ?  Remember the great accomplishments in your life.  Start forcing some small changes and get involved this is the way out of apathy because you are creating new habits. 3   Now energize yourself with these new involvements.

Involvement

So as you know from our past year we have many ways for you to get involved, we have lists of ideas, places you can contribute those skills you have.  We are going to need your help for this, and this is something you won’t want to miss out on.   Getting involved in our network is what you need and what we need as a network.   We talk about the power of 10 x 10 a lot.  In business this works. In sales it works, you probably heard the phrase “It’s all about the numbers.”  This means that when you contact 100 people, you might get 3-10 that are interested.  10 x 10 works the same way in building something.  It makes you feel great when you try to energize 10 people, and encourage them to energize 10 people.  Let me give you an example.

In college, my first year there was a Proposition on the upcoming election.  I wasn’t even registered to vote. I had been in student government since high school, but that was the extent of my involvement with politics.  But this proposition was going to take money away from schools and cancel programs, like sports, drama, and music.  I thought I better get registered to vote.  I consulted my teacher from high school and a colleague.  Asking what I could do to make sure this does not get passed. They showed me ways other people were active , there was a network already in place. I went to the office and they said get people energized at your college.   So I had access (just like you do from our network) to campaign material and press stuff.  I spent a little bit of time each day, getting students to vote and asking them what they thought about this Proposition and many did not know about it, until I showed them, and they were against it like me. I told them if we don’t vote it maybe passed. In the end I got 30,000 people to vote against this, and this was enough with the efforts of others to make sure this proposition did not get passed. This was a huge defining moment in my life and it still is a great joy to this day.

You can do the same thing. For example  on Nov 3rd there is a consititutional amendment , do you know about it? Do you agree with it ?  http://www.votetexas.gov/voting/what/    What about the elections , this is one way in our network you can get involved.

But it goes beyond this, it means getting involved in our cause for our mineral rights.  We need everyone’s help to reach over 1 Million supporters / followers / activists / heirs /

What about a future event we were talking about ?  We are working on details, whether we March in Austin or in Washington DC.  Our team also discussed multiple cities.  We want to give you enough time to prepare and for us to prepare so please join our network and share your ideas, and volunteer skills to make this happen.

“Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable.  Even a superficial look at history reveals that no social advance rolls in on the wheels inevitability.  Every step towards the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.  Without persistent effort, time itself becomes an ally of the insurgent and primitive forces of irrational emotionalism and social destruction.  This is no time for apathy or complacency.  This is a time for vigorous and positive action.”   – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

Hopefully this article has energized and inspired you, there are some important things to do to help now.  These are very important to helping us reach 1 Million or possibly 5 Million or more

 

It’s summer let us use this time to make a change, and unite our voices.

1 http://www.cdc.gov/minorityhealth/populations/REMP/hispanic.html

2 http://www.politifact.com/texas/statements/2014/jul/17/roberto-alonzo/latinos-not-yet-majority-texans/

3 http://liveboldandbloom.com/06/self-improvement/snap-out-of-apathy

 

Many thanks to Gina, Rob, Jaun, and George for ideas and contributing to the story
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