Multi-national attention for Lincoln book

Photos (clockwise) Javier Palomarez, Michael Oreskes (l) with former Mexico President Felipe Calderon, Fernando Avila Gonzalez (l) with Cd. Juárez lawyers, Eduardo Ramos Moran, Abraham Lincoln book on desk of Sr. Ramos

The book Abraham Lincoln and Mexico is attracting more attention in the USA, Mexico, Canada, and even in Europe. Here is the latest update from the Lincoln and Mexico Project (LAMP):

BREAKING NEWS!! The GoFundMe campaign to “Send Lincoln to Congress” has raised $1,000 from contributors across North America and Europe. That covers the cost of delivering one copy of the book to all 100 members of the U.S. Senate, and we’ll post updates when delivery begins. Thanks to all of you who helped reach this milestone; you can see the contributor names on the GoFundMe campaign site. Now, we’re raising money to send the book to all 435 members of the U.S. House of Representatives. We hope you’ll help spread the word by clicking to share the campaign on Facebook, if you haven’t already done so.

We’re also busy working with civic leaders, the news media, and academics. Here’s what Cindy A. Medina, LAMP representative for Public Relations and News Media, has been doing the past week:

  • In Washington, DC, The U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, which represents 4.2 million Hispanic businesses in the USA, is interested in the book. President and CEO Javier Palomarez, originally from Edinburgh, TX, has requested a copy, and maybe he’ll invite author Michael Hogan to speak at the Oct. 1-3 annual convention of the association. It’s an important contact because Palomarez is also an informal advisor to President Trump’s National Diversity Coalition. You can click here to read an interview with him about his role as one of Trump’s most vocal critics during the campaign, and how he evolved into “working with the Donald.”
  • Also in Washington, National Public Radio is interested in the book, and Michael Oreskes, Senior VP for News and Editorial Director, has requested a copy. He’s a career professional journalist, with a high profile in both Washington, DC, and New York City. You can click here to see a recent CNN interview with him about his commitment to rebuild local journalism across the USA.
  • In Cd. Juárez, Chihuahua, just across the border from El Paso, Ms. Medina is working with the local bar association to arrange a presentation by Dr. Hogan. Mtro. Fernando Avila Gonzalez, Secretario General Barra y Colegio de Abogados de Ciudad Juárez, is the lead contact, and you can see more about the organization on its Facebook page.

And look at this! Also in Cd. Juárez, leading Mexican businessman Eduardo Ramos Moran is recommending the book to his reading group. He’s el Presidente of Centro Humano de Liderazgo, A.C. (Cehlíder), he heard about the book on his own, bought it, and recommended it in a post on his Facebook page with a shout out to author Michael Hogan. ¿Hablas español? Here’s what Ramos said on Facebook about the importance of the book (hint – he LIKES it, mucho).

Algo que pocos mexicanos conocen es que Abraham Lincoln fue Amigo de Mexico, en su tiempo como congresista fue uno de los principales opositores a la guerra de Estados Unidos contra Mexico, guerra que considero innecesaria e inconstitucional, James K Polk el 11 presidente de USA que proclamo la guerra contra Mexico dijo una sarta de mentiras como que los Mexicanos habian ocupado Estados Unidos, en la anexion de Texas la division era desde el rio de las nueces, pero los abusones extendieron la division hasta el rio bravo, los Mexicanos no teniamos ni para hombres, ni para armas, perdimos en la guerra de 1848, Incluso los Irlandeses donde estaba un tal Patricio se pasaron al bando de los mexicanos y lucharon contra los propios estadounidenses, 13 anios mas tarde en las batallas contra los franceses es Estados Unidos quien le vende armas a los mexicanos, incluso en Estados Unidos ya habia terminado la guerra civil, muchos norteamericanos lucharon junto con mexicanos contra los franceses, ingleses y espanoles, lo que los convirtio en la “American Legion of honor”, esta historia no la ensenan en la primaria Mexicana, excelente libro de Michael Hogan, deberian de traducir esta version para que la leamos los Mexicanos. Este libro revela lo que muchos historiadores no han querido revelar, por cuestiones de conveniencia o tal vez politicas. Es importante destacar que muchos norteamericanos son amigos de los mexicanos, incluso los Irlandeses, es importante leer libros de historia para conocer de donde venimos!!

We’re very proud of the multi-national attention the book is receiving, especially in border areas such as El Paso and Ciudad Juárez. We’re looking forward to increased attention in San Diego and Tijuana, and later this year in Austin, Chicago, Washington, DC and New York City. If you would like to become part of the overall project, and help with contacts and presentations in your area, just post a comment on the blog or send an email to lamp@lincolnandmexicoproject.org. Thank you.

Author: LAMP

Co-founder of the Lincoln and Mexico Project. Email: lamp@lincolnandmexicoproject.org. USA: 619-246-4342. MX: +52-1-33-3676-5897

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