The Peace and Unity March in opposition to the US-Mexico "border wall of apartheid" begins tomorrow. This 56 mile walk stretches from McNary to El Paso, TX for five days, August 27-31.
Texas has 1250 miles of border with Mexico, about 65% of the entire US-Mexico border. That means at least 65% of border residents are opposed to the border wall because, representing their border citizens and communities, the Texas Mayors all along the Texas-Mexico border have stood up against this border wall, even entering into a lawsuit against the federal government to stop the construction.
Now it's time to convince Congress that America cannot be the world leader of "liberty and justice for all" while walling itself off as country...and becoming an international gated community.
El Paso is the Far West Texas anchor city of the Texas-Mexico border. The El Paso section of the border wall--56 straight miles, will cut through heritage and culture, through lives, through beautiful crop lands. The wall will harm everything that the border community reveres. A coalition of local, state, national as well as border organizations--including groups Mr. BE & I work with when we're in El Paso--are galvanizing, organizing, sponsoring and endorsing the walk.
Express opposition to the "iron curtain" at the southern border of our country. Texas is standing up to the imposition of this demented scheme. I hope you'll support them.
In honor of the the Peace & Unity March, my posts here will consider the Border Wall during the coming five days of the walk. Tune in tomorrow for My Very First Music Video--the world premiere here. You're invited to the red carpet. Formal dress optional.
photo caption: Mr. & Ms. B.E. walk parallel in different countries--separated by a border fence which has since been replaced with a wall.