This is disgusting. Go to the link below and see what LaRaza does with our flag.

By Leslie Berestein
UNION-TRIBUNE STAFF WRITER

July 11, 2008


PEGGY PEATTIE / Union-Tribune
Staffers of Hargrove Exposition Services prepare an American flag to put behind the podium for this weekend's national Council of La Raza conference in San Diego.

Presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama will be using the National Council of La Raza convention, which begins tomorrow in San Diego, as a platform for courting the increasingly significant Latino vote.
Convention organizers hope to press the senators for answers on some of the thorniest issues affecting Latinos, among them immigration policies and solutions to the nation's health insurance and mortgage crises.

This week, as they prepared to participate in the four-day event at the San Diego Convention Center, some local groups said they were optimistic about what they would hear from the candidates and in convention sessions, while others said they wished even more issues that resonate in Latino communities were being addressed.

Volunteers from the MAAC Project, a social service organization that deals with housing, were among those preparing for a free home clinic Sunday. While the mortgage crisis is being felt across the country, Latino homeowners have been hit especially hard, with some immigrant families duped into risky subprime loans who have fallen behind on adjustable-rate mortgages.

“In Chula Vista, I can tell you from personal experience that all of a sudden you have abandoned homes,