Organizer for Illinois People's Action and Latinos United for Change.
SonnyGarcia has written 14 posts for Just BloNo

Floating to Consciousness

Floating to Consciousness: April 6, 2013 A friend post a YouTube link on Facebook called “The Sensory Deprivation Tank – Joe Rogan” with a comment that reads, “I need to try this Sensory Deprivation tank ASAP!!”, I respond likewise, another person chimes in and post a website of a local business with a tank. The … Continue reading

Illinois People’s Action takes on Immigration Reform

February 9, 2013 – Illinois People’s Action officially launched its immigration reform campaign from the halls of the McLean County Museum of History in downtown Bloomington, IL. The event featured several guest speakers from a variety of community organizations, as well as personal testimony of immigrants and their family members who are organizing to fix a broken immigration … Continue reading

Illinois People’s Action – Lobbies for Drivers Licenses

November 28, 2012- Illinois Peoples Action – IPA took over 70 leaders to Springfield on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012 to lobby for drivers licenses for aspiring citizen in the state of Illinois. IPA is part of a statewide coalition called the “Highway Safety Coalition” that is trying to get legislation passed that would grant drivers … Continue reading

SCOTUS Ruling on AZ SB1070

June 26, 2012 Latinos United for Change (L.U.C.), the Latino organizing arm of Illinois People’s Action, has been one of the only grassroots community organizations working on immigration issues in Central Illinois since 2008.  For the past year L.U.C. has been involved in a campaign with the McLean County Sheriff’s department in an effort to … Continue reading

May 1, 2012 Rally/March for Immigrant and Worker Rights

Bloomington, IL – May 1, 2012 Members of Latinos United for Change organized a Rally and March for immigrant and worker rights on May 1, 2012. L.U.C. was joined by several community groups in an effort to make McLean County more, immigrant friendly. Over 100 community members congregated outside the McLean Count Museum of History … Continue reading

Overwhelming support for Cap36!

October 3, 2011 A full room of community members at the Miller Park Pavilion overwhelmingly supported capping payday interest rates in Bloomington at 36%. Several community and (IPA) Illinois Peoples’s Action members spoke about why they supported Cap36 in Bloomington. Dawn Dannenbring asked the council what else the community had to do to get action on the proposal. She … Continue reading

BloNo Move-On: Jobs NOT Cuts Rally

September 30, 2011 Members of Bloomington/Normal Move-On held at rally in support of President Obama’s jobs bill at a fundraiser for IL Republican Congressional incumbant Adam Kinzinger in Bloomington today. Members of Move.Org BloNo council congregated outside the Double Tree Hotel with chants of Jobs Not Cuts! One, two, three, four Pay your taxes like the poor … Continue reading

NPA Disrupts Congress on Debt Ceiling Debates

August 1, 2011 Today 20 members of National Peoples Action (NPA) engaged in civil disobedience in the halls of Congress where they were letting the Congress members know what they thought of this deal. They were all arrested Monday afternoon after disrupting a debate on the debt-limit proposal by chanting, “Boehner, get off it; it’s … Continue reading

Governor Quinn Signs IL Dream Act Into Law

August 1, 2011 – Bloomington After many months of negotiating with state law makers the IL Dream Act has finally been signed into law. With a broad based coalition of community organizations that included Illinois People’s Action and Latinos United for Change, the bi-partisan legislation has made Illinois one of the first states in the … Continue reading

L.U.C. and IPA send message to Congressman Adam Kinzinger and Senator Mark Kirk: NO – To E-Verify! (VIDEO)

Friday June 17, 2011 – 30 community members from the Illinois Peoples Action and Latinos United for Change paid a visit to a fundraiser in Bloomington, IL where Congressman Adam Kinzinger IL-11(R) and Senator Mark Kirk (R) from Illinois were the key notes speakers. The diverse group consisted of families, senior citizens, students, community members, clergy, and youth. … Continue reading

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