Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Meet an exceptional person: Eddie Sendejo Jr.

Looking back on this year, through my work with VOCES Action, I have met a lot of conservative advocates, candidates and leaders. There are many Americans who have boldly stood up for our freedoms, demanding a return to our traditional American values. But of all these outstanding Americans, the most exceptional person, the one person who has impacted me the most, is a young man named Eddie.
Those who know Eddie Sendejo know what a pleasure it is to be around this young man. Eddie is one of those special people who have an extra chromosome, a chromosome that makes him a unique and loving individual. Those who come in contact with him come away feeling blessed by this exceptional, extraordinary and loving person.
The 36-year-old Hispanic man was born in San Antonio, Texas. He was born with Down syndrome. In spite of his limitations, he graduated from high school, was involved in public speaking, participated in the Special Olympics, and was one of the managers of a football team. He loves to attend his church, be with his family, pray for his family and friends, help with the little babies and take care of his cat.
Eddie is a responsible citizen who goes to work, pays his taxes, and involves himself in the community. Eddie works for Market Street, a grocery store in Lewisville, where he greets people, bags groceries, and helps people take groceries to their cars. He attends community and civic events. I asked Eddie who has been his favorite president; he promptly responded, “George W. Bush!”
I visited with Eddie for a morning. When I arrived at his home, he was finishing feeding his niece, Olivia. He loves children and all the children of his cousins love him. Eddie gives them their milk bottles and plays with them. Eddie loves to attend Rock Point Church in Flower Mound, listening to the worship and the sermon messages of his Pastor, Ron Holton.
Eddie invited me out to brunch, to eat one of his favorite burritos and drink a cup of coffee. He paid the bill with his debit card. Eddie talked to me about his family, his values, and his cat. When it was close to the time for him to check in for his job, he was diligent to sign in and begin on time. Everybody at the store loves Eddie. The customers are happy to be helped by Eddie. Eddie respects all his co-workers and is happy to help in whatever circumstance.
Eddie Sendejo is an exceptional person because he models what we stand for: life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. His transparent honesty and his generous love for others remind us of what makes our country great. I see many grouchy people around complaining for all sorts of things, and even though we may be upset for the economy, unemployment, high taxes, and out-of-control government, it is important to remember that attitude is always a virtue and we can learn from the attitude of others like from Eddie Sendejo, someone who really inspires me to continue fighting for our values. Someone who demonstrates why faith, family and friends are important.
Here is a special video made about my time with Eddie the other day.

Down Syndrome, also known as Trisomy 21, is caused when there is a triplication on the 21st chromosome. People with Down Syndrome have 47 chromosomes instead of 46, like people without Down Syndrome. This is the reason it is called Trisomy 21, being there are three 21st chromosomes instead of the usual two.
Prior to 1975, it was not mandated for children with Down syndrome to be educated, it's believed there were one million children with Down syndrome and other disabilities who weren't being educated. In the early 1990s, the Americans with Disabilities Act required that accommodations be made in the workplace when possible, and prohibited discrimination. The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) is a law that was enacted by the U.S. Congress in 1990. It was signed into law on July 26, 1990, by President George H. W. Bush, and later amended with changes effective January 1, 2009. As a result, adults with Down syndrome are achieving more than ever before.
Here is a good article to read: http://www.nads.org/pages_new/news/ruletheworld.html

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Adryana Boyne Featured in the November Issue of Texas Monthly

Adryana Boyne Featured in the November issue of Texas Monthly
By Texas GOP Vote
These are the basis for Adryana’s values and principles: the Bible and the US Constitution. Like the founders of our great nation, she tireless and passionately advocates for the core American values of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. http://www.texasmonthly.com/immigration/3
Conservative spokesperson and National Director of VOCES Action, Adryana Boyne is featured in the November issue of one of the most important magazines in the country, the Texas Monthly *(page 133). The cover story and special report is: "The Truth about Immigration and why it's time - really! - to fix our screwed-up system."
Through hard and selfless work, Adryana articulately voices the need for a sensible immigration policy that demands a secure border while providing visas for blue collar workers. While defending conservative values against liberal Democrats, she also is influencing conservatives to be sensitive towards the Latino population and realistic on the immigration issue.
On the online version of the magazine you can listen to a 45 second message from Adryana.There are a couple of photos you can expand. The two books in front of Adryana are the basis for Adryana’s values and principles: the Bible and the US Constitution. Like the founders of our great nation, she tirelessly and passionately advocates for the core American values of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
Listen to Adryana here: http://www.texasmonthly.com/multimedia/immigration/3
Adryana is a recognized conservative hispanic voice for Texas and national politics and she is also sought after as a commentator on immigration policy in both English and Spanish language media.
*Texas Monthly has a paid circulation of 300,000 and is read by more than 2,500,000 people each month—one out of seven Texas adults. (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
By Texas GOP Vote at Oct 22, 2010 10:20 AM
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Adryana is a great voice for Conservatives.
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Watch Out Hillary Clinton!
Watch Out Hillary Clinton! Here it comes Adryanna Boyne with great ideas for the country and I mean it seriously!! This woman really works very hard for what she believes in and for all the people and to preserve the values :D
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Loved what Miss Adryana Said
Loved what Miss Adryana Said Cause It Reflects what all the world need the most! Values and to be honest! And that she shared her personal experience was amazing!
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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Adryana Boyne - Speech at Republican Party of Texas 2010 Convention

Adryana Boyne Speech at Republican Party of Texas 2010 Convention
By Texas GOP Vote
Adryana Boyne gave a speech to the delegation at the RPT 2010 Convention.
Ivan Andarza, an attorney from Austin and an official spokesperson for the RPT, quoted:
Without a doubt, one of the highlights of the 2010 Texas Republican Convention was the energetic speech delivered by Adryana Boyne. Her speech accomplished the goal of allaying the fear that Hispanic outreach necessarily requires us to water down our conservative message. As she stated, our pro-family and pro-economic freedom agenda are universal and even if delivered in Spanish, they are one in the same. We are fortunate with having someone like Adryana Boyne who can take our conservative message to all corners of our state in English and Spanish. What more could we ask for?
Manny Rosales, Deputy Director of Coalitions for the RNC, quoted:
I like to congratulate Adryana Boyne on an excellent presentation to the delegates during the Texas GOP Convention. Her message of Inclusion was well received and by the applause well regarded.
The transcript and video of Adryana's speech are below:
Hello Texas Republicans!
The Republican Party is the party that offers true hope and change for America! Not the Obama Hope and Change that has greatly increased our national debt and prolonged the recession! But hope to bring government back into the hands of the American people. And change to government that respects its Constitutional limits, and believes America is an exceptional country. What makes our country exceptional? Our founding values and respect for rule of law!!
We must continue to reach out to Latinos in order to stop the liberal take-over of our country. The majority of Latinos hold to conservative values: we are pro-life, pro-family, hard working and believe in free-enterprise. Some escaped socialist governments; they know the danger of big government and the lies of entitlement. Many Latinos proudly serve in our armed forces because they love America.
Republicans are stronger with Latino voters. We just need to show them that we represent their conservative values. Some say that in order to attract new faces to our party we should change our message. I disagree! The Republican message is a conservative message that benefits all Americans.
Democrats think they can make Texas a blue state. But we can show that they are wrong and that the majority of Americans are fed up with their progressive agenda. Let’s unite in electing Republicans in presumed Democrat strongholds – let’s elect solid conservatives like Francisco Quico Canseco, Stephen Broden, Bill Flores and others . Let’s unite in reelecting Gov Perry and other Republicans.
Let’s reach out to conservatives across all ethnic and racial bounds. Together, we can return our government back to the hands of the American people!
Adelante y Vayan con Dios Tejanos Republicanos! Let’s go forward and God bless you Texan Republicans!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

VOCES Action on the stage with Gov. Rick Perry at the Texas Republican Convention

Daryl and Adryana Boyne from VOCES Action and their son Nathan were invited by Gov. Perry to be on stage during the Governor's speech to the Republican Convention of Texas. The Governor is a man with integrity and strong social and fiscal values and he will continue fighting for those in our state. Governor Perry gave a speech where he recognized all strong Texas with the values of fiscal and loyasl conservatism.
Here are the stand of the Governor on the issues:
Texas has consistently been ranked as one of the best places to do business in the nation under Gov. Perry’s leadership.
§ Aggressive Job Creation.
§ Record Property Tax Reductions.
§ Texas is Succeeding with a Strong Economy and Friendly Business Climate.

As the national and global economies struggle to recover from their financial woes, Texas is displaying strength that is built on conservative fiscal discipline.
§ Overcame Budget Shortfall.
§ Reducing Spending.

Folks in Washington should take a closer look at the Tenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which clearly states the preeminence of states’ rights in the structure of our country. The time has come to assert those rights, and remind the federal government that it was created to serve states, not the other way around. Left unchecked, Washington will continue digging our country into a hole of debt, increased government intrusion and the loss of personal liberty.
§ Out-of-control spending.
§ Cap and Trade.

We cannot have homeland security without border security. Under Gov. Perry, Texas has been a leader on border security while the federal government has faltered. Under his leadership, Texas has put more boots on the ground, more technology to use, and more targeted operations to dramatically reduce all crime along the border.
§ Surge Operations.
§ Transnational Gang Initiative.

Under Gov. Perry’s leadership, more students than ever before have enrolled and graduated from college. Texas has increased educational accountability and raised standards to help students succeed in college while increasing teacher pay.
§ Increased Enrollment.
§ College Prep Mandatory in High School.
§ High Ranking.
§ Teacher Pay Raises and Incentives.
§ Public-Private Venture.
§ Road to Tier One.
§ Affordable College.

Under Gov. Perry, Texas has reformed its child protective services, insured more of Texas’ needy children than ever before, and increased health care investments by more than $20 billion while promoting prevention and wellness programs to cut down on future health care costs. Gov. Perry has also led the most sweeping lawsuit reform in the nation, cracking down on junk asbestos claims and frivolous medical malpractice lawsuits. Now thousands more doctors, including specialists, are practicing in Texas, bringing greater access to quality health care for Texans.
§ Cracking Down on Frivolous Lawsuits.
§ Increased access in underserved areas.
§ Protecting Children.
§ Texas Protects its Most Vulnerable Citizens.
§ Tough on Fraud.

Under Gov. Perry, Texas is moving aggressively to create a diverse portfolio of energy sources, including renewable, natural gas, coal and nuclear power to meet the needs of our growing population in an eco-sensitive manner. Texas is a national leader in reducing emissions and known pollutants and advancing renewable energy sources. Texas has done so while balancing the need for environmental improvements with fostering economic growth, new investment and job creation.
§ Renewable Energy.
§ The Texas Emissions Reduction Plan.

Gov. Perry is the most pro-life governor Texas has ever had and has implemented a number of significant reforms to protect life and strengthen Texas families across our state.
§ Abortion
§ Banning Embryonic Stem Cell Research
§ Protecting Traditional Marriage
§ Promoting Adoption

Gov. Perry pioneered innovative infrastructure solutions for a rapidly growing state by promoting private investment. Transportation infrastructure is critical to the economy and quality of life of Texans. Under Gov. Perry, Texas has made dramatic strides to improve roads, railroads, airports, seaports and mass transit, ensuring Texans and the economy can keep moving forward.
§ Local Control
§ Ending Budget Diversions
§ Help For New Roads

Gov. Perry supports appropriate, just punishment as a strong deterrent to criminal behavior. Texas has strong laws that protect the innocent and ensure convicted murders serve their time.
§ Life without Parole Option
§ Jessica’s Law
§ Protecting People against Drunk Drivers

More than 90 percent of the land in Texas is privately owned and Gov. Perry is committed to protecting Texans’ rights as landowners. Gov. Perry worked to protect private property rights by responding quickly to the U.S. Supreme Court Kelo decision by prohibiting the use of eminent domain and the condemnation of private property for economic development purposes.Working with the legislature, Gov. Perry helped pass the strongest property rights protection in the state’s history through House Joint Resolution (HJR) 14. Gov. Perry campaigned for this measure, which voters enshrined in the Constitution by approving Proposition 11, so the legislature can’t weaken it without the people giving their permission at the ballot box. When voters added Proposition 11 to the Constitution this November, they forever prevented

Monday, April 12, 2010

Lone Star Tea Party featuring Adryana Boyne

Adryana Boyne will be a speaker at the Lone Star Tea Party on April 15th. This is not the first time that the Tea Party has Adryana speaking and it is not the firs tie that the Tea Party movement has Hispanics and other minorities speaking. The liberal media does not report this. Adryana stand strong for conservative, biblical values and is a motivator for the Hispanic community as well as a motivator for non Hispanics to engage with Hispanics in the country. The Tea Party will also feature Mr. Rafael Cruz, father of former solicitor general of Texas Ted Cruz and Fernando Trevino a young man from Texas A&M who has been doing a great job for conservatism in Texas Hispanic politics.
These is a great team of Hispanic Conservatives.For information see link: http://www.lonestarteaparty.org/