Latino comics tour in support for education and Prop 38

«We are 38 because education is a civil right» Supporters of Prop 38

LOS ANGELES — This month, Latino comics celebrities, including:  The award-winning writer/performer Rick Najera, with performances by Johnny Sanchez (MadTV, Happy Feet), Carlos Alazraqui (Reno 911) and many others, came together to put on «I AM 38» statewide comedy tour in support of Proposition 38 that raises educational awareness.

Proposition 38 is the initiative that supports public education in California and demands to see real money go to California schools; It is on the November 6, 2012 ballot in California.

“Education is the future. By opening a classroom door you keep a prison door closed, education gives you better choices, it has always being the key” said Rick Najera.

The tour wants to draw attention to Prop 38, and emphasizes on how important it is for schools, by using humor in the shows.   “Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert have proven that injecting humor into the political dialogue helps to draw the attention of young voters. If by doing this comedy tour we can inform members of the Latino community and others to support Prop 38, then we will have done our job,” said Najera.  “It’s a fantastic show, with fantastic comedians getting the word out,” added Johny Sanchez.

“Funding for education is going down and enrollment for Latinos is up. I don’t want to wake up in a California that is not educated,” said Najera, who thinks people should be politically part of this country. “We are part of this country. I want every Latino voting because it is helping our people. It´s beneficial for everybody,” concluded Sanchez.

A portion of the profits from the shows will benefit the Redwood City Education Foundation & Redwood City Library Foundation, Latino Theater Company and SOLID Rhythm, an afterschool dancing program for underprivileged youth that provides a structured learning environment where kids cannot only learn, but build valuable skills while having fun.

Tour Dates:

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26th – ORANGE COUNTY

Venue: Yost Theater, 307 N. Spurgeon Street, Santa Ana CA 92701; Phone: 888-862-9573; http://www.yosttheater.com/

Comics: Johnny Sanchez, Jill-Michele Melean, Rudy Moreno, George Perez, Rick Najera

Org receiving proceeds: Pending.·

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27th – REDWOOD CITY

Venue: Club Fox, 2223 Broadway Street, Redwood City, CA 2209 Broadway Street, Redwood City, CA 94063; Phone: 877-435-9849; http://www.clubfoxrwc.com/

Comics: Johnny Sanchez, George Perez, Rick Najera and more

Org receiving proceeds: Redwood City Education Foundation & Redwood City Library Foundation·

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12th – SAN BERNARDINO

Venue: California Theater, 562 West 4th Street,
San Bernardino, CA 92401; Phone: 909-885-5152; http://www.californiatheatre.net/

Comics: Rudy Moreno, Mauricio Herrera and more

Org receiving proceeds: pending

For more information, visit http://www.iam38.org http://www.yosoy38.org/

www.facebook.com/iam38org www.twitter.com/iam38org

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