• Radio station holds marathon for immigration reform

    By: Kerry Kavanaugh


    GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. - Some Gwinnett County radio hosts are using the power of the airwaves to rally for immigration reform.

    They told Channel 2's Kerry Kavanaugh they believe the cause will fail if the Latino community fails to unite.

    Show hosts at Radio Informacion 1310 AM in Atlanta say this is the moment for immigration reform. They're talking about it non-stop.

    The all-Spanish talk station is hosting a three-day radio marathon talking about reform, but also trying to unify the Latino community.

    The push will culminate with a march on Wednesday at the state capitol in downtown Atlanta.

    "It's the right moment," said host Teodoro Maus. "And we believe that it can be achieved."

    "We are the closest that we have been in several years to a possible immigration reform, and it's because of our numbers," said host Brenda Bueno.

    Bueno says the numbers were evident in the last presidential election. She says the community needs to strike while the iron is hot.

    "We made a big statement. But we're not done," Bueno said.

    But Bueno and others say the message must get beyond the studio and into the community. They hope that the more people they can reach with their message, the more people they can unite.

    They say a united voice is the only one that will be heard.

    They hope people will come out Wednesday regardless of their legal status.

    Bueno says it's time for people to step out of the shadows.

    "They have to show their numbers, because I believe in the numbers is our power," Bueno said.

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