Thursday, April 27, 2006

Immigrant Rights/Economic Justice - All out for May Day 2006

Photo by David Bacon
Community, labor, student, and faith-based groups across the Bay Area are organizing on May 1, International Workers' Day, to raise immigrant voices and put a stop to anti-immigrant bills in Congress.
Join an action near you: Important Information
Worker, Immigrant and Student Rights for Protests
Window Signs for Businesses
San Francisco: May Day in the Bay Actions
San Francisco: Anti-Imperialist Contingent
San Francisco: May Day Coalition Actions
San Francisco: USF Student Hunger Strike - May 1-5
Berkeley: UCB Picket and Rally
San Jose: March and Rally
Oakland: Rally at Federal Building
Oakland: Gathering to Join SF Actions
Oakland: March
Fresno: City Hall Rally
Santa Rosa: March and Rally
Sacramento: Mass Worker March
Concord: Action
Richmond: March, Rally and Join SF Actions
Santa Cruz: Non-Violent March and Rally for Immigrant Rights

Workers/Students/Protesters - Know Your Constitutional Rights to Protest

The Legal Aid Society and Employment Law Center produced a document called Employees' Rights to Engage in Anti-War Protests. Much of the information in this document applies to participation in May 1 actions. English Spanish
The ACLU developed a special resource page on immigrant marches. It includes valuable information on: the rights of immigrants who get stopped by immigration agents; the rights of protesters; and the rights of students to walk out of school and
voice political speech at school.
A sample walk out permission slip from parents to schools: English
The National Lawyers Guild San Francisco Bay Area Chapter, the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California, La Raza Centro Legal, and the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area are calling on educators, school administrators and law enforcement to respect the rights of students in the event of school walkouts for immigrant rights on Monday, May 1st. Read their press
. Contact the National Lawyers Guild Hotline if your rights have been violated - 415-285-1011.

Check out the Website of a Multigenerational group of East LA activists For the Students! Great info on protecting your rights to engage in political actions and organizing.

"For the Students" is a multi-generational committee. It is composed of teachers, parents, students and professionals that believe in the students and their actions. Some of the Committee members include 1968 Walk Out Leaders: Bobby Verdugo, Paula Crisostomo, Mita Cuaron, and Yoli Rios, along with other Commitee members.
We support the students in their efforts to stand up for their rights and those of their family, friends and community!
We also believe in working with multi-ethnic cross cultural groups that believe "education is a right not a privilege".

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