As part of her membership on the Social Justice Committee at the Bull Run Universalist Unitarians, the Democtratic nominee for the 50th District of the House of Delegates Jeanette Rishell organized a “Split the Plate” fundraiser that donated $370 to the Woodbridge Worker’s Committee in November, 2005. This relationship between the BRUU Social Justice Committee and WWC is ongoing, and Ms. Rishell has been active in lobbying the Manassas City Council to prevent effective zoning ordinances and enforcement activities aimed at reducing overcrowding in conjunction with the WWC.
So what is the Woodbridge Worker’s Committee? it’s a project of an organization called Mexicanos Sin Fronteras (Mexicans Without Borders), and a visit to their website shows they are an organization dedicated to agitating for the “Legalization of ALL the undocumented immigrants!”, or as I prefer to more accurately describe them, “illegal aliens”. They also claim that they are at war with the City of Manassas. Mexicanos Sin Fronteras was a key player in the illegal immigrant protests in DC a few months back, and is lead by Macrina Cardenas, who is also a leader in ANSWER (Act Now to Stop War & Racism) and the Mexico Solidarity Network.
Here’s what the New American has to say about Mexicans Without Borders and it’s leadership:
“Likewise for another militant comrade in ANSWER’s top leadership, Macrina Cardenas, head of Mexicans Without Borders, who is one of the often-quoted spokespersons for the illegal alien demonstrations. Cardenas has aligned her organization with the communist EZLN “Zapatista Army” of Mexico and has marched in solidarity with EZLN chief “Subcommandante Marcos.” Cardenas refers to her forces as a “reserve army” within the United States.”
Emiliano Zapata is apparently a big hero for the MSF/WWC and is featured on thir banners and website. This bandit is the poster boy of the Azatlan and Reconquista movements which seeks to “reconquer” large swaths of the Southwestern United States and return it to Mexican sovereignty. Among the Zapatistas we find such cultural luminaries as Pancho Villa, and Subcommandante Marcos and Commandanta Ramona of the communist EZLN. The links between MSF, ANSWER, the Zapatista movement, and the Reconquistas runs deep and wide, sharing leadership, membership, and presumably financing.
All we know at this point is that Jeanette Rishell actively fundraises and lobbies for an organization that seeks to grant amnesty to illegal immigrants and impose a communist government on indigenous Mexicans. The connection between the Woodbridge Workers Committee and the folks who want to hand over large parts of the US to Mexico is more tenuous but logically reasonable. Who would want to funnel money to these folks is beyond me.
Sure doesn’t sound like “moderate in the mold of Harry Parrish” to me. I can’t wait to see who is giving this campaign money.
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