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Latino Community to Rally for Fred Johnson September 23rd
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Holland, MI – The Holland Hispanic Leadership Committee  (HHLC) will hold a rally in support of Fred Johnson’s run for the U.S. Congress on Thursday evening, September 23, 2010 from 7:00 to 10:00pm at the Park Theater in downtown Holland.   Dr. Johnson will speak to supporters at the event, which will also feature a keynote from Farm Labor Organizing Committee founder and MacArthur Foundation “genius” grant recipient Baldemar Velasquez. 

According to chair Maggi Rivera, the HHLC is honored that Baldemar Velasquez will join them in supporting Fred Johnson.  Rivera says Velasquez and Johnson are both “champions of the interests of ordinary working people instead of corporate special interests and business as usual in Washington.”

The free event will also feature local Mariachi band Son de Mexico and traditional food.  Donations will be accepted to benefit Fred Johnson’s campaign and the Farm Labor Organizing Committee.
Marine Corps veteran Fred Johnson teaches history at Hope College and is making his second run to represent the 2nd Congressional District.   The Holland Hispanic Leadership Committee was formed in the last few weeks to help engage members of the Latino community in the political process.

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