José Hernández allowed to run as astronaut on ballot
This is what I am talking about when I say we need more than artists and activista in our communities! A muthafuqn astronaut!
A judge ruled that the former space shuttle astronaut can list his old occupation on the ballot. (Facebook.com/joseforcongress)
California congressional candidate José Hernández (D) will be able to call himself an “astronaut” when his name appears on the ballot, a judge ruled Thursday.
AWESOME!!! People like José are important for the Mexican-American community, and for our society at large; as they challenge the long standing notions of white supremacy— that is to say, stereotypes which are perpetuated in the media. We aren’t your cooks and cleaners. The GOP thinks that the highest a Mexican man has ever been is at the top of a ladder. They can cry all they want but they will not ground us from flight!
“I am glad that common sense prevailed and we were able to defeat this lawsuit and get back to talking about real issues.”