Good citizens of Calexico:
It's time to wake up and take notice of how we are being manipulated by the Wal-Mart Corp.! How many of you have been telephoned with a "survey" asking you how you would feel about having a "Super Wal-Mart" in our town? or "What do you think of Apple Market and Joe Moreno?"
When I arrived in Calexico 14 years ago I was touched immediately by the friendliness and community spirit of Calexico. I enjoy to this day walking into Apple Market and being greeted by the Lopez and Moreno families. They, along with the Worthy, Lopez, Wong, Durazo and Ellis families, have been a part of Calexico for generations. They are our friends and neighbors.
Wal-Mart, on the other hand, is the bully down the street. Their mean-spirited attempt to defame the character of Joe Moreno is inexcusable. In addition, their "carrot" of expanding Wal-Mart is an empty promise. Expanding a chain store is a corporate decision that is made in long-term planning. If Wal-Mart had begun plans for this expansion we would have heard of it.