[mgj-discuss] Re: [mgj-outreach] Immigration rally - Oct. 9, MGJ role
mrickling at hotmail.com
Fri Oct 4 09:49:26 EDT 2002
We've been extremely adept at criticizing ourselves for not maintaining
community ties between big mobilizations and for not being as diverse a
movement as we would like to be. Now's the time to put these beliefs and
thoughts into action.
Unfortunately, I've been roped into "marshalling" 200 UFCW members from
Capitol Hill to Fredom Plaza for the march. But I can volunteer to get the
big MGJ banner to the march, and bring to bring it back as well. What we
need is at least five MGJers to march with it in the DC JwJ section. If this
is something you can do, email me back please!
From: "Martin Thomas" <thomasm at seiu.org>
Here's more info on the Immigration rally I mentioned last night. DC Jobs
with Justice is supporting this action, and as members, we should turn
people out to it.
This will be an important event to show Jobs with Justice and other
community groups (and ourselves) that we are serious about maintaining local
ties in-between big mobilizations.
They are also looking for marshalls- Call Sheri at SEIU L. 82 at
202-789-8282 if you can help out.
DC Jobs with Justice groups will march together: "all organizations and
individuals affiliated with DC JwJ are meeting at corner of Pennsylvania and
13th - Freedom Plaza at 11:00am to march together under the banner of our
respective organizations, but also the banner of DC Jobs with Justice. So
come ready to represent your community, student, faith-based and/or labor
organization as well as DC JwJ as we join thousands of protesters from all
over the country!"
Rally in Washington, DC on Wednesday, October 9
Tell President Bush and Congress:
America Needs Immigration Reform That Rewards Work
President Bush and Congress are considering changes in America's immigration
laws. Whether that's good for working people here in the U.S. depends on
what they pass.
Immigration laws that would benefit all working people would*
Ø Provide voting rights for hard-working immigrants in our communities who
put issues like health care and education first when they go to the polls.
Ø Give an equal opportunity to all immigrants already in the U.S. who work
hard and pay taxes.
Ø Protect immigrant workers from being threatened with deportation if they
speak out for the kind of pay and health coverage we all need.
Tell President Bush and Congress: Fix Our Immigration Laws Now!
Join thousands of immigrants and their supporters in Washington, DC as we
send a strong message to our elected leaders!
Wednesday, October 9 at 12:00 Noon
Freedom Plaza: 14th Street & Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC
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