De La Redacción
Este increíble grupo de inmigrantes, #YouthInAction, hizo esta movilización bajo lluvias torrenciales que repentina cayeron ayer en Washington, DC, para bloquear toda una intersección de la calle frente a la Casa Blanca.
Todos los manifestantes, entre ellos siete menores de edad, fueron detenidos, y puestos en libertad por la policía del Capitolio.
Los jóvenes activistas fueron acompañados por sus padres, y por defensores de los inmigrantes para decir a los representantes republicanos, y principalmente al líder de la mayoría en Cámara baja, John Boehner, “no nos encierren en la Cámara”.
También en DC ayer, la AFL-CIO dio a conocer su tres noches de arte público con pantalla al aire libre, sobre el número de víctimas de las deportaciones en los trabajadores y las comunidades de inmigrantes, incluyendo un llamado a la acción para apoyar un alto a las deportaciones de la Administración Obama.
A continuación, Calendario de actividades de los inmigrantes para este Primero de Mayo (inglés)
Thursday, May 1
Across the country:
Multiple locations in Minnesota: “Pilgrimage A Dream for All” – Workers from across Minnesota will visit U.S. Congress members to remind them that the time is now for immigration reform with a path to citizenship and remind them of the emerging Latino vote and the consequences of the failure to pass reform this year.
6:30 AM – Buses will leave from Holy Rosary Catholic Church in S. Minneapolis
7:00 AM – Buses will leave from St. Joseph’s Church, 106 7th Ave. N. Waite Park, MN 56387
9:00 AM – Meet at U.S Congressman Collin Peterson’s office, 324 3rd St. SW Suite 4, Willmar, MN
3:00 PM - Join us in welcoming the workers at the Government Center Plaza in downtown Minneapolis, then we will march to the Hennepin detention center for a powerful action.
Milwaukee, WI: 10:00 AM CT – Rally and march to the Milwaukee County Courthouse calling on President Obama for executive action on deportations and an end to ICE raids in local courthouses.Families will announce escalation plan to hold Sheriff Clarke accountable for local family separations.
Location: 1027 S. 5th Street, Milwaukee, WI
Phoenix, AZ: 10:00 AM PT – Promise Arizona along with the CIR Table will have a press conference highlighting the Day of Action on May 3rd to continue the fight for immigration reform in 2014.
Location: 821 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Contact: Nora Realzola, 520-200-7419
Los Angeles, CA: 10:00 AM PT – Thousands of marchers will gather on the corner of Cesar Chavez and Broadway in Downtown Los Angeles to march throughout Downtown LA near the ICE detention center. The march will culminate in a rally for immigration reform and to demand a stop to deportations.
Location: Cesar Chavez Blvd and Broadway
San Jose, CA: 10:00 AM PT – Tens of thousands of community members are expected to take the streets led by dozens of grassroots organizations, labor, and faith leaders and immigrant rights advocates for this year’s May 1st march.
Location: Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 2020 E San Antonio St. / Story Road & King Road
Salem, OR: 10:30 AM PT – CAUSA Oregon, other organizations and businesses will host the annual May Day March and Rally on the steps of the Oregon State Capitol in Salem. The event will begin at10:30am. The activists will rally for the Safe Roads Oregon Driver Card Campaign, immigration reform with a path to citizenship, Healthcare for All Children, workers rights, stopping wage theft, and Equality for All.
Location: Oregon State Capitol (Front Steps), 900 Court Street NE
New York, NY: 5:00 PM ET – NYC will rally and march for labor rights and immigrant rights on May Day.
Location: City Hall Park
Contact: Sonia Ivany, 917 428-7477, email@example.com; Kevin P. Lynch, 917 355-9265, Kevinpatlynch@aol.com; Wilfredo Larancuent, 347-992-5949, firstname.lastname@example.org; Barbara Bowen 212 354-1253, email@example.com.
Chicago, IL: 3:00 PM CT – This year’s annual May Day march will start at Haymarket Square, 175 North Des Plaines at 3 pm. The march will conclude with a rally at Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) at 101 West Congress Parkway. Organized by Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, with multiple labor unions and community organizations.
Location: 175 N Des Plaines, Chicago
Contact: Monica Trevino, firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Paul, MN: 3:00 PM CT – March from the Governor’s house to the Capitol for worker rights, immigration reform, and driver’s licenses for all.
For more information, call 612-246-1149.
Location: 1006 Summit Ave. St. Paul, MN 55155
Albuquerque, NM: 5:00 PM MST – A peaceful rally and workers’ festival to highlight the contributions of immigrant workers and families and to demand immigration reform, workers’ rights protections, and to stop deportations.
Location: South Valley Gateway Park at Bridge and Isleta Blvd
Santa Fe, NM: 6:00 PM MST – Somos Lea County is hosting a nonpartisan Community Town Hall focusing on the impact of the broken immigration system on immigrant workers, families, and Lea County’s economy. Participants at the town hall will include state and municipal policymakers, representatives from congressional offices, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Labor leaders, faith leaders, law enforcement, and concerned residents in an open dialogue on immigration reform.
Location: Hobbs Freshman High School Cafeteria, 1401 E. Sanger Street, Hobbs, NM 88240
Saturday, May 3
Across the country:
Charlotte, NC: 2:00 PM ET – March from Veterans Park to Marshall Park and rally to urge President Obama to stop separating families and to use his executive power to grant families immediate relief from deportations.
Location: 2136 Central Ave.
Contact: Elver Barrios, 704-726-346, EBarrios@latinamericancoalition.org
Saturday, May 10
Across the country:
Nationwide: For Our Moms/Por Nuestras Mamas Voter Engagement Day—This Mother’s Day weekend, in more than 20 cities across the country, there will be voter engagement events to bring national attention to the importance of keeping families together and the emergence of the Latino, Asian, and immigrant vote.
Tucson, AZ: 9:00 AM PT – For “For Our Moms/Por Nuestras Mamas” Voter Engagement Day, Mi Familia Vota will hold a voter registration drive to reach the Tucson immigrant community vote.
Contact: Raquel Teran, 602-326-5854
Houston, TX: 10:00 AM CT – Mi Familia Vota will be canvassing Latino residents in Rep. Michael McCaul’s district, urging residents to call McCaul’s office to demand he sign on to the discharge petition, registering residents to vote, and filling out I Will Vote pledge cards.
Location: 433 Barker Cypress Rd
Modesto, CA: 9:30 AM PT – Press conference for Voter Contact Launch Campaign with Mi Familia Vota, El Concilio and Congregations Building Community CBC, along with other immigrant rights groups. Families will canvass Modesto neighborhoods, asking constituents to vote in the 2014 elections.
Location: El Concilio 1314 H. St.
Contact: Sergio Lara, 209-589-5767
Fresno, CA: 10:00 AM PT – For “For Our Moms/Por Nuestras Mamás” Voter Engagement Day, SEIU and Mi Familia Vota will hold a press conference with local mothers, followed by a large community block walk targeting immigrant voters.
Location: 2500 Tulare St.
Contact: Sergio H., email@example.com
San Bernardino, CA: 10:00 AM PT – For “For Our Moms/Por Nuestras Mamas” Voter Engagement Day, SEIU and Mi Familia Vota with CHIRLA Action Fund will hold a press conference with local mothers, call on Rep. Gary Miller to stand up for immigration reform, and hold a large community block walk targeting immigrant voters.
Location: 195 N Arrowhead
Contact: Martha Figueroa, firstname.lastname@example.org
Palmdale, CA: 11:00 AM PT – The Coalition for Humane Immigrant and Rights of Los Angeles will launch a Mother’s Day Canvass and Primary Program.
Contact: Diana Colin email@example.com
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Alliance for Citizenship