DENVER — Waving U.S. and Mexican flags and clogging busy streets, about 1,000------------
high school students and adults descended on the state Capitol today for a rally to support immigrant rights, police said.
Marchers jammed inbound lanes of Speer Boulevard, a major route to downtown, and temporarily blocked other intersections as they crossed, but no problems were reported, police spokeswoman Virginia Quinones said.
“We are not trying to hurt your country,” said Jorge Macias, a high school sophomore who said he is a U.S. citizen. “It is big enough for everyone.”
Meanwhile, in San Francisco and throughout the Bay Area - Community organizations, labor, students, and faith-based groups are organizing the Bay Area's largest mobilization for immigrant rights on Sunday, April 23.
Join us and bring your friends and family!
SUN, APRIL 23, 2006 BAY AREA MASS MOBILIZATION
Contact: Sheila Chung, Bay Area Immigrant Rights Coalition, 510-839-7598
12:00PM - Rally at Dolores Park (19th St. and Dolores St.) with diverse speakers and performers
2:00PM - March to SF Federal Building (Golden Gate Ave. between Larkin St. and Polk St.)3:30/4:00PM - Rally at SF Federal Building
Flyer available at http://www.immigrantrights.org/
Our next planning meeting is scheduled for Wed, April 19 from 5:00PM to 7:00PM at SEIU Local 87, 240 Golden Gate Ave. between Hyde and Leavenworth.
FAITH COMMUNITIES MOBILIZE ON APRIL 23:
As part of the mass mobilization, Bay Area Faith Communities invite you to join in a day of prayer and action to unite for just comprehensive immigration reform. After mass and a press event, communities of faith will join others to march from Dolores Park to the SF Federal Building.
Wear white - it represents peace and unity. Bring parish, congregational banners and religious symbols.
12:00PM Mass - Mission Dolores Basilica (Dolores and 16th Street in San Francisco)1:15PM Interfaith Press Event - Old Mission Dolores1:45PM March from Mission Dolores to Dolores Park2:00PM March from corner of Dolores and 18th Street to SF Federal Building (Golden Gate Ave. between Larkin St. and Polk St.)Flyer available at http://www.immigrantrights.org/
ASIAN PACIFIC ISLANDER CONTINGENT MOBILIZES ON APRIL 23:
Asian Pacific Islander communities will gather at 12:00PM at the corner of 18th St. and Dolores St.
More on other immigrant rights actions.