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Latino Daily News

Sunday July 21, 2013

Mexican Cyclist Biking from NYC to Saltillo Advocating for Immigration Reform

Mexican Cyclist Biking from NYC to Saltillo Advocating for Immigration Reform

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Armando Mendou Rosales is no ordinary long-distance cyclist, he is a man on a bike with a mission bringing attention to the issues of immigration reform and the importance of the Latino vote.

Rosales is currently on a 2,200 mile journey on his bike from New York City to his native Saltillo, Mexico.  You can track him via his Facebook that last reported him in Baltimore, Maryland.

The cyclist is making this journey advocating for immigrants, many of which he has met along the way in other long-distance cycling adventures. At the stops he makes along this 2,200 mile journey he will be urging Hispanics to get involved in the comprehensive immigration reform debate and reminding everyone to treat immigrants with dignity and respect and recognize them for the hard workers they are. 

He will also be urging all Latinos to register to vote to make sure their voice is always heard. 

The 31-year-old cyclist expects this trek to take him two months to complete.  He is traveling light, accompanied only by a portable stove and tent. 

Rosales is working with the NYC organization Asociacion Tepeyac that advocates for Latino immigrants living in the city.  The association works with Latino immigrants advising them on labor rights, immigration, tenant-landlord cases as well as coordinating cultural events.