The Tides Foundation has announced the recipients of their "Jane Bagley Lehman Awards for Excellence in Public Advocacy"; see the press release here. Each of the three winners will get $7500; one of them is linked to the Mexican government and another's organization allegedly has collaborated with that government:
* Jose Artemio Arreola, political director for the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights. Both he and the president of that organization serve on the board of the Institute for Mexicans Abroad, an advisory council to Mexico's president. He's also helped organize illegal immigration marches. Current or former activist for the Service Employees International Union; the SEIU paid his base salary for six months while he organized marches and the like.
Tue, 09/01/2009 - 13:52 · Importance: 4