Thursday, January 26, 2012
Five hundred tacos are scheduled to be delivered today to East Haven Mayor Joseph Maturo’s office as part of a social media campaign blasting his quip that he “might have tacos” when asked what he would do to reach out to the Latino community in light of a federal indictment of of East Haven’s police officers for violating systematically the civil rights of Latinos. “The mayor has shown a total lack of respect for the constituents he has been sworn to serve to the best of his ability,” said Henry Fernandez, spokesman for Reform Immigration for America, hich started a “text a taco” campaign to blast Maturo’s insensitive remarks.
As of today, more than 2,200 people have shown their support for East Haven’s Latino community by texting TACO to 69866. “Today’s delivery signifies the support the Latino community has gotten nationwide by people outraged by the alleged police abuse of Latinos and the mayor’s indifference to them,” Fernandez said.
At today’s delivery, one taco will be delivered to the mayor along with an invitation to open up a dialogue on how to improve relations with the Latino community. The remaining tacos will be delivered to a local soup kitchen.
Here are the details for today’s taco delivery: WHEN: 1:00 pm ET, Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012 WHERE: East Haven Town Hall, 250 Main St. East Haven, CT, 06512 WHO: Taco delivery will be met by JUNTA for Progressive Action.
Here is a video of the Mayor of East Haven and the controversial comments: