Sunday, February 26, 2017

So called Hispanic Leader


I originally published this blog on August 15, 2010.  Republishing

Recently I had an opportunity to appear as a guest on KCRS AM550. On my way to the studio I was tuning into the show. To my surprise the callers were calling in about possible guests to discuss Immigration. Names were tossed around. Sheriff's, political figures, border patrol, etc. Then one caller suggested Shane Marler and the "so called local Hispanic leader Art Leal."
I want to clarify that I have never proclaimed myself as a Hispanic leader. This is not the first time I have heard someone say that I am the "so called" anything. Jason Moore, the "so called" Citizen Watchdog, referred to me as the "so called Community Organizer." So just to be clear. I do not self proclaim to be the leader of any specific segment of the community. I try to be an advocate when I can, and speak for or against issues of importance.

I appreciate the compliment. The sound bite is attached.


All the best,

Art

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