Text Box:  
Text Box: Day of Action, Civic Participation and Prayer
Text Box: Participating 
Organizations:
 
ACORN
Alianza Braceroproa
Barrio Viejo Neighborhood 
Assn.
Center for Biological Diversity
Cesar E. Chavez Holiday 
Coalition
Community Food Bank
Defeat Prop 200
Derechos Humanos
Dry River Collective
Fundación México
IAM Local #933
Las Adelitas
LULAC
MEChA: Pima Community 
                College 
                Tucson High,
                U of A.
National  Writers Union
No More Deaths
Pan Left Productions
Peregrinos Juntos
PCIC  
Salt of the Earth 
Labor College
SEIU
Steelworkers Union
Su Voz Vale
Tucson Jobs with Justice
Tucson Club of the CPUSA
WILPF
U of A  SACASA
Wingspan
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Text Box:  
 
 
 
Text Box: For Immediate Release
Contact:          Alexis Mazón at (520) 390-1604 
Melanie Nelson at (520) 205-0875
Tiburcia Yocupicio at (520) 770-1373
 
What:   Press Conference 
When:  Thursday, April 27, 2006, 10:00 am
Where: Armory Park Center (220 S. 5th Ave.)
 
Tucson May 1st Coalition Joins International “Day Without Immigrants” 
 
Tucson- More than 22 local allied organizations will unite on May 1st to commemorate the International Day of the Worker, otherwise known as May Day, by joining in an economic boycott and work stoppage for immigrant rights. Dubbed, “A Day Without Immigrants,” participants will refrain from making any purchases, sending money abroad, making phone calls to or from México, and going to work or school. These actions are part of an internationally-coordinated boycott of American goods intended as a wake up call for the U.S. Congress to acknowledge the vital role of immigrants as co-workers, neighbors and members of society. 
 
“The Boycott will send a message that immigrants and our communities cannot support pending compromise immigration proposals which offer legalization for a limited few and second class status for immigrant workers under exploitative “guestworker” programs,” said Sebastian Quinac , a volunteer with the Tucson May 1st Coalition.  The unprecedented mobilizations of undocumented immigrants over the last several weeks have improved the proposals in Congress, but organizers say that all of the current proposals contain numerous repressive measures which intensify the policing of all workers and their families at their work sites, schools, in their neighborhoods and along the heavily militarized U.S.-Mexico border.
 
Boycott demands include legalization for all immigrants, the protection of human, labor and civil rights for all, an end to deadly border militarization policies which have directly resulted in the deaths of 4,000 people and a rejection of H.R. 4437 and other repressive proposals now in the U.S. Congress.  The May 1st Coalition also seeks to stop the attacks on immigrants in the Arizona state legislature.
 
The Coalition invites the community to Armory Park on May 1st to participate in a youth teach-in, music and spoken word concert, community service booths and voter registration, ending with an evening interfaith prayer vigil.
 
“Immigrant workers, students and families are making incredible sacrifices to raise their voices for themselves and future generations, in the face of raids, recriminations and disciplinary actions from the Migra, employers and schools,” said Consuelo Aguilar, a University of Arizona student participating in the Boycott.  
 
###
 
 
 
  
 
 

 

 

 

¡Voces unidas 
en acción!