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Fabian Nunez was a moderator at a panel of The National Association of Latino Elected Officials' (NALEO) campaign strategies conference at Chapman College JULY 25-26, 1998.
1) Fabian Nunez is an activist with ONE STOP IMMIGRATION, headed by Juan Jose Gutierrez. ONE STOP is one of the most vocal pro illegal alien advocacy groups in California and is under investigation by the FBI for misappropriation of federal and state grants. They coordinated the massive Los Angeles "Grande Marcha" against Prop 187 in October 1994, where thousands waving Mexican flags outraged Americans throughout the country. Nunez was on stage much of the time, directing speakers.
2) Mr. Nunez was a speaker at the Latino Summit Response to Prop 187 at U.C. Riverside in January, 1995. where 500 pro-alien activists, along with Art Torres' now infamous "Prop 187 is the last gasp of white America in California" statement, made racist, seditious speeches such as:
called for establishment of "AZTLAN" in "occupied territories of Mexico"; called the United States "AmeriKKKa" & "United Snakes of America"; referred to our southern border as "the false border"; claimed "187 is a declaration of war on the Latino community"; called Pete Wilson another Orville Faubus & Pee Wee Wilson; stated "gringos" stole the land of the territorial minority; stated "a classroom is just another space in which to organize, our areas are "sin fronteras" (without borders); human rights are violated when people crossing the border have to show green cards; claimed white men are the invaders; naturalization is a step to get back "what was ours - our land"; claimed the need for Chicano studies in schools & "English should be a foreign language"; "We're in a state of war, a vicious threat to our existence"; "We live in the annexed territories of AZTLAN"; "We live under occupying alien forces"; "We 're hostages in our own land, prisoners of war"; "We're the owners of this land"; "The white man keeps us ignorant"; "We'll take over our campuses, have joint educational planning with Mexico"; "By 2015 we'll be the majority, this means a transfer of power, historically we are going to win."
Mr. Nunez' verbatim (edited) speech at that conference follows:
"...there's only two kinds of power in this country and in this world ... economic power, and we don't have economic power because we don't own the means of production, but there's another form of power, and that's the power of the masses. So you can be as revolutionary as you want, you can be Chicano nationalists, you can be Mexican-American, you can be Hispanic, you can believe in the concept of AZTLAN, you can believe in the concept of multi-culturalism ... somebody can say "I am the only one that has reached revolutionary completeness" ...I'll tell you that on October 16th, 150,000 representatives from the sleeping giant we're not in a coma, but rather we're marching down the streets of Los Angeles saying that enough is enough and we're no longer going to tolerate the racism against our community... we can talk to our people all we want about Chicano nationalism ... give one moment of thought to what the importance of a national march on Washington DC in 1996 would mean for the mass movement of our community ... each of you get ten people to go with us on that march in Washington DC and I guarantee you just as we mobilized 150 [intended to say 150,000] to the streets of Los Angeles on October 16th, we will mobilize 1 million people and bring Washington to a standstill, and those rednecks that are out there making decisions for the betterment of their communities will think twice before they push forward anti- immigrant legislation against our community ... if you're still debating the question of whether they're Chicanos or Mexicanos ... we're not learning from the lessons of 10 - 15 years ago. The time has come for unity... in 1996 we are going to Washington on a mass mobilization there to bring Washington to a standstill so that they know we are there and that we begin to put into place those things that are necessary to insure that we advance the interests of our community."
QUESTION: Mr. Nunez' statements at that conference referencing "we", "our", etc. vs "they" appear to imply that anyone who is of Mexican descent is not a loyal American citizen, but is working with him to overthrow the US government and put the US under the control of Hispanic ethnic tyranny. Would you agree that is an accurate evaluation of his statements?
3) ONE STOP IMMIGRATION conducted the "Latino March on Washington" in October 1996, where 30 speakers supported "rights" for illegal aliens such as free education through college, free medical care, $7 minimum wage with rights to union membership, and another massive amnesty. Another leader of ONE STOP, Umberto Camacho, publicized that rally stating, Marcha Reference
"There is no difference between citizens and the undocumented, and we are taking citizenship to make that happen."
QUESTION: As a ONE STOP leader, does Mr. Nunez hold our citizenship laws in contempt as does Umberto Camacho?
4) ONE STOP IMMIGRATION conducted the "March 9 Coalition" rally at Los Angeles City Hall on March 9, 1997. Fabian Nunez introduced many speakers, one of whom was a representative from M.E.Ch.A., the militant student wing of the AZTLAN movement. She shouted from the rally stage,
"We are in solidarity with those who are being victimized under this racist system - we have lived under the tyranny that has lasted over 500 years - we are victims of genocide ... when the people in this building (including City Hall) no long listen to the community then we must burn the building. Thin they'll wake up. There is no justice - they're killing us ... this is our land - this is our fight? Forward, Mexican people!"
QUESTION: As ONE STOP IMMIGRATION leader at that rally, Nunez never criticized nor distanced himself from those statements. Does this mean that your NALEO moderator, Nunez, supports the anti-American hate violence and revolutionary literature being published on our campuses by M.E.Ch.A. which advocates the US southwestern states be reclaimed for Mexico and, ultimately, total control of the US government and the implementation communism as promoted by M.E.Ch.A?
CCIR is amazed that Fabian Nunez, a confirmed militant revolutionary, was chosen as a NALEO spokesperson, and that you, a visible Republican political figure, associate with him at NALEO functions. We will appreciate both your personal response as well as the response from Southern California Edison.
Barbara Coe Chairperson
cc: Editor, The Los Angeles Times
Editor, The Orange County Register
Assemblyman, Rod Pacheco
James Nicholson, Chair Republican National Committee
John Bryson, Southern California Edison