STRATEGIC PLAN FOR TUSD AND THE ROLE OF LOW-INCOME PARENTS

by Cesar Aguirre It is just after 9pm, the girls are finally settled in bed and my eyes are heavy from a long day. I know I should have gone to the board meeting but after cleaning, finishing the laundry and cooking dinner, the last thing I want to do is drag my girls toContinue reading “STRATEGIC PLAN FOR TUSD AND THE ROLE OF LOW-INCOME PARENTS”

Yo’ Daily Star, What’s your beef with H.T. and TUSD?

by Cesar Aguirre As I looked at today’s headlines I could not help but feel somewhat discouraged and deflated, which was the total opposite of how I felt last night. Yesterday I spent my day at the Strategic Planning Session, an all-day discussion to begin the planning of the future of TUSD. Afterwards I feltContinue reading “Yo’ Daily Star, What’s your beef with H.T. and TUSD?”

FAMILY, FRIENDS AND SUPPORTERS OF CASA MARIA AND THE TUCSON BUS RIDERS UNION PLEASE JOIN US ON WED. FEB. 19TH AT 4PM AT CITY HALL TO SAY NO TO FARE INCREASES!

Come to city council to say NO TO FARE INCREASES! The city should not balance the city’s budget on the backs of the Bus Riders in this, the 6th poorest city in the United States. Come Join the Tucson Bus Riders Union on Feb. 19th and get your official membership card and a Tucson BusContinue reading “FAMILY, FRIENDS AND SUPPORTERS OF CASA MARIA AND THE TUCSON BUS RIDERS UNION PLEASE JOIN US ON WED. FEB. 19TH AT 4PM AT CITY HALL TO SAY NO TO FARE INCREASES!”

CESAR AGUIRRE ON TV

Watch conscious rap artist Cesar Aguirre, single father of two and the pride of Casa Maria, on AZ Illustrated on channel 6 Wednesday night, February 5th at 6:30. He’s going to talk about poverty along with former mayor Tom Volgy. This is his story. by Cesar Aguirre As a child growing up on Tucson’s southContinue reading “CESAR AGUIRRE ON TV”

BUS RIDERS PRESENCE AT MLK MARCH A SUCCESS

by Cesar Aguirre It was a warm, bright morning as Mayor Rothschild spoke to a large crowd at the U of A mall, along with many other politicians including Karen Uhlich, Regina Romero and Richard Fimbres. There we were, right up front, with two large Tucson Bus Riders Union banners. As we listened to themContinue reading “BUS RIDERS PRESENCE AT MLK MARCH A SUCCESS”

Fight For 15! Tucson’s Contribution to the National Campaign to Raise the Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour

by Cesar Aguirre & Brian Flagg On Thursday Dec. 5, Tucsonans joined with approximately 200 other cities to stand in solidarity with fast food workers (McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Burger King). The majority support families and find it impossible to make ends meet at minimum wage. This action was at noon at the McDonald’s at Speedway andContinue reading “Fight For 15! Tucson’s Contribution to the National Campaign to Raise the Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour”

What’s going on right now…

El barrio se reunió la noche del lunes para participar en la procesión de celebración del Día de los Muertos. La procesión empezó en Casa María y culmino en el Fortín de las Flores. _____________________________________________________________________ The barrio gathered together Monday night for a procession in celebration of Dia de los Muertos. The procession began at Casa Maria andContinue reading “What’s going on right now…”

What’s going on right now…

Rio Nuevo: $250 million City taxpayer dollars down the drain, up in smoke, squandered, siphoned off. While at the same time, bus riders are being threatened with fare increases, city pools are closed, and there is little or no money for KIDCO or job training. In this city, the City of Tucson, with the sixthContinue reading “What’s going on right now…”