March 15 - NATIONAL PRESS CONFERENCE TO ANNOUNCE THE GREAT AMERICAN BOYCOTT II
May 1st National Movement for Worker and Immigrant Rights
3303 Wilshire Blvd. 10th Flr. c/o UTLA Los Angeles, California 90010
MEDIA ADVISORY & PHOTO OP
NATIONAL PRESS CONFERENCE TO ANNOUNCE THE
GREAT AMERICAN BOYCOTT II
No Work * No Economic Activity *No Shopping * No School
New York City: Teresa Gutierrez, 917.328.6470, Conference Organizer
Los Angeles: Javier Rodriguez 323.702.6397
Northern California: Evelina Molina 707.623.3135
Detroit: Rosendo Delgado 313.580.5474, Elena Herrada 313.974.0501, Ignacio Menesis 313.587.9285
Boston: Most Rev. Filipe C. Teixeira OFSJC, 617.816.7795 & Dorotea Manuela 617.922.5744
SPEAKERS TO ADDRESS WORKER & IMMIGRANT RIGHTS
WILL DEMAND AN END TO RAIDS & DEPORTATIONS
PLANS FOR THE ONE DAY NATIONAL BOYCOTT & MASS RALLIES ON MAY 1ST, 2007 TO BE ANNOUNCED
Immigrants, Labor Activists, Immigrant Rights Groups, Peace Organizations, African American Leaders, Latino Organizations, Muslim Leaders and many others to announce A Day Of No Work, No Shopping, No School, No Economic Activity on May 1st 2007 International Workers Day, to demand Congress approve fair and pro-immigrant, pro-workers immigration reform and end the terror launched by the Bush Administration on immigrant communities nation wide.
WHAT: NATIONAL PRESS CONFERENCE
WHO: NATIONAL MAY 1ST MOVEMENT FOR WORKER AND IMMIGRANT RIGHTS
WHEN: THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 2007
WHERE: NATIONAL PRESS CLUB
529 14TH STREET, NW
On Thursday, March 15 in Washington DC dozens of immigrant and worker rights activists and leaders will converge at the National Press Club at 1pm. Speakers will announce upcoming plans for the Great American Boycott II to take place on Tuesday, May 1, 2007. The press conference is organized by the National May 1st Movement for Worker and Immigrant Rights, a national coalition founded in Los Angeles on February 4.
The Great American Boycott II is in response to the growing hostility toward immigrant workers in this country and is a continuation of the massive marches that occurred last spring that were victorious in defeating HR. 4437, the Sensenbrenner legislation. The demonstrations also demanded an inclusive pro-immigrant reform with legalization for the more than 12 million undocumented workers and their families in this country.
Labor activists will speak to government policies that are aimed to break unions and lower wages and divide U.S. and foreign born workers. Solidarity with immigrant workers, documented and undocumented will be emphasized. African American leaders will address unity with immigrant workers and talk about the history that unites the two communities. Anti-war organizers will link the war abroad with the war at home and call on anti-war activists to support May 1st, 2007. Day laborers will speak about the many racist attacks taking place and how the Latino community along with supporters is fighting back.
On Tuesday, May 1st, 2007 mass demonstrations will take place in cities across the country including Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, New York City, San Antonio, Houston, Seattle, Phoenix, San Francisco, Seattle, Detroit, Rhode Island, and many other cities in an indication of the growing unity among U.S. and foreign born workers against a common enemy: the U.S. government. Solidarity events with immigrants in the U.S. have been called by the workers movements in Venezuela, Mexico and the Philippines.