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Sun Jun 16, 2019, 08:26 PM

A note to Friends of No More Deaths from Grammy-award winning singer and activist, Linda Ronstadt:

Dear Friends of No More Deaths/No Más Muertes,

I’m an avid supporter of No More Deaths and all humanitarian aid activists along the border. I’m also a native Arizonan and proud member of Green Valley Samaritans, who well understands the brutal conditions of the desert and the plight of migrants who try to cross it.

I am writing today to ask your support for No More Deaths during their Longest Day campaign, which is going on now through June 21 – the longest day of the year. During this hottest, most life-threatening time of the year in the southern Arizona desert, I ask you to give generously to No More Deaths so that they can continue to provide food, water, and aid to those facing the harsh desert conditions. Please see their most recent newsletter here about the difficult work of No More Deaths volunteers – and the deadly plight of many who cross our borders.

I can think of no more compelling crisis than that now facing the borderlands and my view is this: Every individual has the right to receive and the right to give humanitarian aid, in order to prevent suffering and death – no matter what one’s legal status. No More Deaths’ volunteers will continue to fight for this right, even as humanitarian work is increasingly targeted and prosecuted by this administration as criminal activity. To criminalize human kindness is a dangerous precedent. I applaud them for the tough but vital work they are doing.

Please join me in supporting them here.

In peace, love and solidarity,

Linda Ronstadt

http://forms.nomoredeaths.org/a-note-to-friends-of-no-more-deaths-no-mas-muertes-from-grammy-award-winning-singer-and-activist-linda-ronstadt/

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4now Jun 16 OP
riversedge Jun 16 #1
Aristus Jun 16 #2
Hoyt Jun 16 #3
yaesu Jun 16 #4
FailureToCommunicate Jun 16 #5
UTUSN Jun 16 #6
tymorial Jun 16 #7
smirkymonkey Jun 16 #8
saidsimplesimon Jun 17 #9
SouthernLiberal Jun 17 #10
DesertRat Jun 17 #11
lagomorph777 Jun 17 #12
stuffmatters Jun 17 #13

Response to 4now (Original post)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 08:37 PM

1. great to see her involved in this campaign.

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Response to 4now (Original post)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 08:41 PM

2. Interesting.

Up here in the Northwest, we have a 'Longest Night' yearly campaign on the winter solstice to help the homeless. Its tag-line is: "The longest night of the year."

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Response to 4now (Original post)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 08:46 PM

3. Thanks for making this known. Just donated a little. Totally agree with their mission

and defense of activists helping poor people looking for a better life.

Cannot believe our government went after people leaving food and water in the desert.

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Response to 4now (Original post)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 09:24 PM

4. What a beautiful thing to do, Thank you Linda. nt

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Sun Jun 16, 2019, 09:29 PM

5. No matter what drumbeat you travel to, this is

a worthy cause! Humans need water to stay alive. . The desert steals water away. Our government is making criminals of good Samaritans. It’s as simple as that is stark.

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Response to 4now (Original post)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 09:34 PM

6. OMZ, thank YOU for posting about this Cause & ms R's role.

Despite her own health problems, she's bigger.







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Response to 4now (Original post)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 09:47 PM

7. Dreams to dreams of freedom and liberty

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Response to 4now (Original post)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 10:29 PM

8. Thank you Linda Rondstadt!

You are an amazing human being and artist.

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Response to 4now (Original post)

Mon Jun 17, 2019, 11:50 AM

9. "Songs of My Father"

This is a hour long performance in Spanish, with traditional dress and some background on Southern Arizona. I am a big fan.

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Response to 4now (Original post)

Mon Jun 17, 2019, 12:39 PM

10. Thank you!

I am a grandchild of immigrants, so their treatment at the border bothers me deeply. I wish I could have given more, but that's life in retirement.

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Mon Jun 17, 2019, 02:37 PM

11. k&r

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Mon Jun 17, 2019, 04:28 PM

12. Criminalizing humanity is subhuman.

The Trumputins need to be beaten back, rounded up, and jailed.

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Response to 4now (Original post)

Mon Jun 17, 2019, 06:47 PM

13. Ronstadts havs a deep, noble history in Tucson:fm Ronstadt Hardware to Linda's Police Chief Brother.

For generations the Ronstadt Family have represented & spoken for the best of this inclusive multicultural city.

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