Dear Global Exchange Supporter,
This May Day, supporters of immigrant and worker's rights will take to the streets in hundreds of cities and towns across the United States to confront a newly adopted Arizona law. This law, which embodies a spirit of intolerance, seeks to legalize discrimination and enforce draconian restrictions against the most vulnerable members of our nation's working class - undocumented immigrant workers.
Global Exchange backs genuine immigration reform in which North Americans work together as good and helpful neighbors, rather than separated by hostility and deadly barriers. In the spirit of May Day we must break the false framework frame that pits the rights of U.S. workers facing hard times against those of Mexico facing displacement. (For a more in-depth understanding of our position please see our report, "The Right to Stay Home," in which leading thinkers discuss alternatives to our failed trade and immigration policies.)
This year marchers will proclaim, "Todos Somos Arizona -- We are all Arizona". We urge you to find and join a May Day demonstration in your area. Below you will find just a few of the marches happening this Saturday in California and the San Francisco Bay Area.
Not in California? See other May Day actions across the country.
12 noon March assembles at 24th and Mission Sts
2 p.m. Rally at Civic Center Plaza (Grove and Polk Sts)
Fruitvale BART at 1:00 pm
50 Canal Street Pickleweed Park at 11:00 AM
Story & King road at 4:00 PM
People are gathering on the side of Target/Gallo
then marching TO San Jose City Hall (Santa Clara and 5th)
Corner of Broadway and Olympic
41933 Blacow Road. 10:00 AM
Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe
(dress in white)
March starts at Veteran's Park which is on the corner of Main and Third street.
"Marcha por la Legalización Migratoria y los Derechos de los Inmigrantes"
McKinley Park (El Dorado y 8th Streets) to Eden Park, (Acacia y El Dorado). 10 AM
More information: (209) 474-3599.
For more information about these rallies and rallies across the U.S., please visit: http://www.immigrantsolidarity.org/MayDay2010/lists.html
Thank you, as always, for your work on behalf of peace and justice,