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1 Mayo Boicot: Les Derechos de los Inmigrantes / May 1 Boycot for Immigrant Rights

A psa supporting the May 1 Great American Boycott 2006 in support of Amnesty and full rights for undocumented workers called by the March 25th Coalition Against HR4437 and many other immigrant organizations. In French: Hatian psa - audio only / Press conference supporting May 1 (audio only):  Audio from press conference at St. Mary's Church in New York City on April 22, 2006, including Rev. Lucius Walker and Rev. Luis Barrios. In English and Spanish.

 

A Call to Support the May 1 2006 Great American Boycott for Immigrant Rights

NO WORK - NO SCHOOL - NO SHOPPING - NO SELLING / Un llamado para apoyar "El Gran Paro Americano" del 1º de mayo del 2006 pro Derechos de Inmigrantes

Rally & March
Monday, May 1
4:00 pm
Union Square
New York

Concentración y Marcha
Lunes, 1º de mayo
4:00 pm
Union Square
Nueva York

Press Conference, south side of Union Square – 3:00 – 3:30 pm
Rally in Union Sq. - 4:00 - 6:00 pm
March (south on Broadway) - 6:00 pm
Closing Rally in Foley Sq. (behind Federal Plaza) - 7:00 pm

  • Full and Unconditional Legalization for all undocumented persons
  • No Border Walls
  • No to Criminalization of Undocumented persons and those who assist them
  • No to detention and deportation of immigrants, full recognition and protection of civil rights for all
  • Free all current immigrant detainees
  • Full worker rights and protections for immigrant workers, regardless of status
  • Family reunification measures for immigrant families
  • No to a Guest Worker program
  • Repeal Employer Sanctions provisions that criminalize work for undocumented workers
  • No to HR 4437 and any related compromise bill

All over the New York region, and in cities in towns across the U.S., Monday May 1 will be a day of No Shopping, No School, No Shopping, and No Selling, with rallies and marches in defense of immigrant rights.

Join us in Union Square tomorrow at 4 pm.

A Call to Support the May 1 2006 Great American Boycott for Immigrant Rights

Support the Fight for Immigrant Workers' Rights Justice for Hurricane Katrina Survivors The People United Will Never Be Defeated!

Dear Sisters and brothers,

We call on you to endorse and organize for the May 1 Great American Boycott 2006 in support of Amnesty and full rights for undocumented workers called by the March 25th Coalition Against HR4437 and many other immigrant organizations. (The May 1 national call is included below). In NYC, The May 1 Great American Boycott 2006 Coalition will rally and march on Monday, May 1 starting at 4:00 pm in UNION SQUARE, on 14th Street in Manhattan.

Be in the Streets on April 10, the national day of action in support of immigrant rights, and in NYC on April 29 for the March for Peace, Justice, and Democracy - and then on to May 1.

This is an issue that all working people and progressive organizations must embrace. The struggle for immigrant rights is a vital part of the struggle against racism and repression, and for the full rights of all working people. Let's all be in the streets on May 1 in support of the call coming from the Los Angeles March 25th Coalition Against HR4437. Organize local protests on May 1. Organize boycotts and student walkouts. Connect local issues that you're organizing around with the struggle for Immigrant Rights. We strongly encourage all who are organizing May 1 events to make sure that their program and demands reflect solidarity with immigrant workers and Hurricane Katrina Survivors. Let's build on the unity and momentum.

To Endorse the NYC May 1st Action. http://www.troopsoutnow.org/endorsemay1.html 

The NY Area May 1 Great American Boycott Supporters.

Un llamado para apoyar "El Gran Paro Americano" del 1º de mayo del 2006 pro Derechos de Inmigrantes

¡Respaldemos la lucha por los derechos de obrer@s inmigrantes! ¡Justicia para l@s sobrevivientes del huracán Katrina! ¡El Pueblo Unido, Jamás será vencido!

Querid@s Hermanas y Hermanos,

Les invitamos a endosar y organizar para "El Gran Paro Americano 2006" del 1º de mayo en apoyo a la amnistía y por los derechos plenos de l@s trabajador@s indocumentad@s, llamado por la Coalición del 25 de Marzo Contra la HR4437 y muchas otras organizaciones de inmigrantes. (El llamado nacional del 1º de mayo está incluido abajo). En la ciudad de Nueva York, la coalición del 1º de mayo del Gran Paro Americano 2006 se reunirá y marchará el lunes 1º de mayo comenzando a las 4:00 P.M. en "UNION SQUARE" en la calle 14 en Manhattan.

Salgamos a las calles el 10 de abril, el día nacional de acción, respaldando los derechos de l@s inmigrantes; también el 29 de abril en la ciudad de Nueva York en la marcha por la Paz, Justicia, y Democracia; y luego el 1º de mayo.

Éste es un asunto que todo el pueblo obrero y organizaciones progresistas deben abrazar. La lucha por los derechos de l@s inmigrantes es parte vital de la lucha contra el racismo y la represión, y por todos los derechos del pueblo trabajador. ¡Estemos tod@s en las calles el 1º de mayo en apoyo al llamado que viene de la "Coalición Contra la HR4437 del 25 de Marzo" de Los Ángeles. Organicemos protestas locales éste 1º de mayo. Organicemos paros y huelgas estudiantiles. Conectemos los asuntos locales que estemos organizando, con la lucha por los derechos de l@s inmigrantes. Exhortamos fuertemente a tod@s l@s que estén organizando eventos del 1º de mayo, a asegurarse de que su programa y sus demandas reflejen solidaridad con l@s trabajador@s inmigrantes y sobrevivientes del huracán Katrina. Construyamos la lucha basad@s en la unidad y la energía de las movilizaciones.

Para endosar la acción del 1º de mayo en NYC... http://www.troopsoutnow.org/endorsemay1.html

Partidarios Del Gran Paro Americano del 1º de Mayo Área Nueva York

We will need hundreds of volunteers on Monday--see http://www.1mayo.info http://www.may1.info

DONATE http://www.troopsoutnow.org/donate.html to help with the costs of placards, leaflets, banners, etc.


How you can help:

Endorse May 1 in NYC

Volunteer

List your local activity

Donate to help with organizing expenses for NYC Union Sq. May 1


Schedule:

3:00 – 3:30 pm – Press Conference, south side of Union Square. Speakers will include Rev. Jesse Jackson; Chris Silvera, President of the National Black Teamsters Caucus; Berna Ellorin, of the Justice for Immigrants Coalition; Carlos Canales of the Latin American Workers Project; Rev. Luis Barrios; and other representatives from the NYC May 1 Coalition

4:00 – 6:00 pm – Rally in Union Sq., south side, including speakers from immigrant, labor, and community organizations. Representatives of the media should sign in at the media table near the stage for information and to arrange interviews.

6:00 – March – south on Broadway. March will pass close to “the Tombs” where Roger Touissant, President of TWU Local 100 is being held. A delegation from the march will join the vigil for Touissant.

7:00 – Closing rally at Foley Sq.NY Committee for May 1 Boycott for Immigrant Rights

212-633-6646

Media Contact: Arturo Perez-Saad, Johnnie Stevens, LeiLani Dowell 212-633-6646,
Dustin Langley 646-354-8056


Momentum Builds for May 1 “Great American Boycott”
Diverse sectors and communities to converge 4pm, Union Square

April 28, 2006--Across the country, momentum is building for the May 1 boycott and rallies in support of immigrant rights for all. Here in New York, a rally will be held at 4pm in Union Square to demand a halt to repressive immigrant legislation, and legalization for all. Labor leaders here in New York City will be holding a press conference on Sunday, April 30 to declare their wholehearted support for what is expected to be a massive rally/march on May 1 calling for immigrant workers' rights.

Organizers of the May 1 events in New York City and across the country have received a deluge of calls from business owners vowing to close shop on May 1 or allow workers to take the day off to protest. In Long Island, a press conference was held of 40 business owners who plan to keep their doors closed on May 1. A group of Pakistani business owners in Queens will be shutting business down for 15 minutes in solidarity with marchers.

“Everywhere I go to hand out leaflets or talk about the boycott, people on the streets already know about it and are planning to come,” said Arturo Perez-Saad, an organizer with the May 1 Boycott in New York City. “Business owners tell me they’re closing or letting their employees off for the rally. Working people tell me they’re coming and bringing their families. People are taking handfuls of fliers to get out in their own neighborhoods.”

In New York, students are being organized to attend the rally in the thousands from city colleges throughout the area, with walkouts planned on several college and high school campuses. Local clergy and lesbian/gay/bi/trans organizations have issued statements in support of immigrant rights, and pledging participation in May 1 rally in Union Square.”

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The NY Area May 1 Great American Boycott Supporters

 Un llamado en apoyo al 1º de mayo de 2006
"El Gran Paro Americano" por Derechos Inmigrantes

Reunión y Marcha
Lunes 1º de mayo
4:00 pm
Union Square

Respalde la lucha por derechos de obreros inmigrantes Justicia para sobrevivientes del huracán Katrina
¡El Pueblo Unido Jamás será vencido!

Queridas Hermanas y Hermanos,

Le invitamos a endosar y a organizar para "El Gran Paro Americano 2006" éste 1º de mayo en apoyo a amnistía y derechos completos por trabajador@s indocumentad@s llamado por March 25th Coalition Against HR4437 y muchas otras organizaciones inmigrantes. /(El llamado nacional del 1º de mayo es incluido abajo)/. En la ciudad de Nueva York, la coalición del 1º de mayo del Gran Paro Americano 2006 se reunirá y marchará el lunes 1º de mayo comenzando a las 4:00 P.M. en "UNION SQUARE" en la calle 14 en Manhattan.

Manténganse en las calles el 10 de abril, el día nacional de acción respaldando derechos inmigrantes, también el 29 de abril en la ciudad de Nueva York en la marcha por la Paz, Justicia, y Democracia - y luego al 1º de mayo.

Éste es un asunto que todo el pueblo obrero y organizaciones progresivas deben abrazar. La lucha por derechos inmigrantes es una parte vital de la lucha contra el racismo y la represión, y por derechos comple estemos en las calles el 1º de mayo en apoyo al llamado que viene de la coalición de Los Ángeles llamado March 25th Coalition Against HR4437. Organicen protestas locales éste 1º de mayo. Organicen paros y huelgas estudiantiles. Hagan esos enlaces de asuntos locales que usted está organizándose con la lucha por derechos inmigrantes. Animamos fuertemente a tod@s l@s que estén organizando los acontecimientos del 1º de mayo que estén cierto que su programa y demandas reflejen solidaridad con trabajador@s inmigrantes y sobrevivientes del huracán de Katrina. Déjenos construir en la unidad y la energía. Para Endosar la acción del 1º de mayo en NYC...

Partidarios Del Gran Paro Americano 1º de Mayo Área Nueva York


National Call

 MAY 1, 2006: CALL TO ACTION!

"EL GRAN PARO AMERICANO 2006" "THE GREAT AMERICAN BOYCOTT 2006"

"Un dia sin immigrante" "A day without an immigrant"

Nationwide Immigrant General Strike

Immigrants contribute 7 billion in social security per year. they earn 240 billion, report 90 billion, and only are reimbursed 5 billion, "where are the 85 billion?" They also contribute to the U.S. economy 25 billion more than they receive in healthcare, etc., etc., etc. According to the anti-immigrant politicians and hatemongers, "immigrants are a drain on society." If this is true, then during the day on May 1st the stock market will surge, and the economy will boom. If not, we prove them wrong once and for all. We know what will happen!

Therefore, the "March 25th Coalition against HR4437 in Los Angeles," the organizers of the mega march of almost 2 million on March 25th, has called for an emergency videoconferenced meeting on April 8th between Los Angeles and any city that wishes to join the efforts toward "El Gran Paro Americano 2006." The following meeting will take place in Chicago on April 22nd, we ask that all that wish to participate and be a part of a national effort on May 1st and beyond, to attend by finding facilities in your areas that can hold the meeting, technologically.

The points of unity are: No Work, No School, No Sales, and No Buying, and also to have rallies around symbols of economic trade in your areas (stock exchanges, anti-immigrant corporations, etc.).

Cities across the United States have marched during the week, therefore, in essence observing a regional boycott, which is only felt regionally. The March 25th Coalition against HR4437, calls for these regions to develop a national network that will "connect the dots." We believe with numbers we have power, the power currently necessary to keep the pressure on the White House to propose provisions that are just and fair for all immigrants.

We will settle for nothing less than full amnesty and dignity for the millions of undocumented workers presently in the U.S. We believe that increased enforcement is a step in the wrong direction and will only serve to facilitate more tragedies along the Mexican-U.S. border in terms of deaths and family separation.

More details to come... Keep your eye on www.nohr4437.org and or write to granmarcha2006@hotmail.com

and any tax deductible donations should be made to:

La Hermandand Mexicana,
7915 Van Nuys Blvd.
Panorama City, CA 91402.

Please organize your areas, and join this monumental event that will put our mark on U.S. history.

Endorse the May 1 General Strike Click Here


NYC May 1st Boycott for Immigrant Rights Supporters: 212-633-6646

An invitation to a planning meeting & teleconference for the May 1 Immigrant Rights Great American Boycott 2006
/ Invitación a una reunión de planeamiento y tele-conferencia para El 1º de mayo Gran Paro Americano 2006

In response to the Call for the May 1 Great American Boycott 2006 issued by the March 25th Coalition Against HR4437 in Los Angeles and many other immigrant organizations, join us for an emergency teleconference meeting at Teamsters Local 808.

Chris Silvera, President of Teamsters Local 808 and of the National Teamsters Black Caucus, will host this meeting at his union office. This will be an important opportunity to connect with organizers in Los Angeles and across the country who are mobilizing for the May 1 Boycott.

Saturday, April 8
1:00 pm

The Teamsters Local 808
22-43 Jackson Ave
Long Island City, NY 11101


Invitación a una reunión de planeamiento y tele-conferencia para El 1º de mayo Gran Paro Americano 2006

En respuesta al Llamado para el Gran Paro Americano 2006 de 1º de mayo publicado por “March 25th Coalition Against HR4437 in Los Angeles” y muchas otras organizaciones inmigrantes, únense con nosotros a una reunión de la tele-conferencia de emergencia en el Local 808 de los Teamsters.

Chris Silvera, presidente del Local 808 de Teamsters y del National Teamsters Black Caucus, recibirá esta reunión en su oficina sindical. Esto será una oportunidad importante de conectar con los organizadores en Los Ángeles y a través del país que están movilizando para el Paro del 1º de mayo.

Sábado 8 de abril
1:00 pm

The Teamsters Local 808
22-43 Jackson Ave
Long Island City, NY 11101

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact: Arturo Perez-Saad 212-633-6646


The Audre Lorde Project invites you to join us along with organizations around the country and abroad to call for immigrant rights on May 1st!

What's going on May 1st, 2006?Actions are taking place in multiple cities around the U.S., as well as some places outside of the U.S. around the theme "A Day Without an Immigrant". Different groups/cities are calling for different activities - including boycotts on US products, worker and student walkouts, and demonstrations to remind people living in the US how much immigrants contribute to the functioning of our cities and to support legalization for all people.

The Audre Lorde Project is participating in the afternoon rally at Union Square with the Queens-based Immigrant Communities in Action contingent. The rally is organized by a coalition of organizations including the Troops Out Now Coalition.

The Audre Lorde Project
Community Organizing Center for
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit & Transgender People of Color
85 S. Oxford Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217
Tel: 718.596.0342 Fax: 718.596.1328
Email: alpinfo@alp.org Web: www.alp.org

 

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