'Good Samaritan' to address Democratic Club


Last updated 10/22/2009 at Noon

FALLBROOK — A man who President Obama publicly recognized as San Diego’s “Good Samaritan” will address the Fallbrook Democratic Club at its November 5 meeting.

Last year the President, when he visited San Diego, singled out Enrique Morones for his humanitarian efforts in saving lives of desperate people dying of thirst in the desert.

Morones is president and founder of Border Angels, an all-volunteer group he established in 1986 which places food, water and other provisions in the desert on the border areas to help save migrant lives.

He has been featured on NBC, CNN, ABC, CBS, BBC, NPR, HBO and “The Today Show.” He is recognized as one of the 100 most influential Latinos in the USA by Hispanic Business Magazine, acclaimed for his lifelong dedication to human rights.

When asked if his border efforts make him a lawbreaker, Morones responds that “a lawyer asked Jesus that same moral question,” to which Jesus responded with his famous parable of the humanitarian behavior of a Samaritan, a people despised and dehumanized.

The Democratic Club welcomes visitors to its general meeting at 7 p.m. at Fallbrook Public Utility District, 990 East Mission Road.


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