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7/28-30 Washington DC: National Grassroots Immigrant Strategy Conference
by Lee Siu Hin - Immigrant Solidarity Network
Email: info (nospam) ImmigrantSolidarity.org
Address: Washington DC. USA
18 Jun 2006
Together, We Build A New National, Broad-Based, Immigrant Rights / Civil Rights Movement!
National Grassroots Immigrant Strategy Conference
*Together, We Build A New National, Broad-Based, Immigrant Rights / Civil Rights Movement!*
Friday - Sunday July 28-30, 2006
Information Hotline: (800)598-6379
Please Come to This Historical Conference!
Registration fee: $45.00 (includes 6 meals), $25.00 for low-income/students.
*About the Conference
Organized by: National Immigrant Solidarity Network
The success of May 1st's "A Day Without Immigrants" has been an historical turning point for the immigrant rights movement. The National Immigrant Solidarity Network was one of the main groups who helped to organize the historical Los Angeles March 25th "Gran Marcha" and the national May 1st "A Day Without Immigrants" boycott/strike (Please visit http://www.NoHR4437.org).
At this point it's vitally important for the immigrant rights movement to keep the momentum going, and there's an urgent need for national meeting in which community/grassroots immigrant activists can meet face-to-face to discuss how to build a new national, broad-based, immigrant rights/civil rights movement, and to set a 6-9 month national strategy for actions.
We envision this is a broad-based, multiethnic conference of organizers, and we are inviting organizers from African American, African immigrant, Asian American, Latino/Latina, Arab-Muslim-North African, progressive labor, interfaith, LGBT, student, anti-war/peace and global justice groups from across the country.
Points of Unity
We ask the conference participants to endorse the Ten Points for Immigrant Rights, draft by the Los Angeles March 25th Coalition:
- No to the anti-immigrant HR4437 and any other "copycat" legislation from Congress
- No to militarization of the border
- No to criminalization of immigrant communities
- No to the planned immigrant crackdown across the country
- No to the guest worker program
- No to the Employer Sanction
- Yes to amnesty for undocumented immigrants
- Yes to immigrant family reunification
- Yes to a humane path to citizenship
- Yes to labor rights and living wages for all workers
On May 1st, we showed the world that our force, our strength and our voice cannot be silenced from this moment on! This is the birth of a new civil rights movement for the 21st century, and we will fight for our demands until we prevail.
United We'll Win! Together We'll Achieve Our Dreams!
National Immigrant Solidarity Network
No Immigrant Bashing! Support Immigrant Rights!
mail: info (at) ImmigrantSolidarity.org
New York: (212)330-8172
Los Angeles: (213)403-0131
Washington D.C.: (202)595-8990
Please consider making a donation to the important work of National Immigrant Solidarity Network
Send check pay to:
National Immigrant Solidarity Network/AFGJ
and mail to:
ActionLA / The Peace Center
8124 West 3rd Street, Suite 104
Los Angeles, California 90048
(All donations are tax deductible)
*to join the immigrant Solidarity Network daily news litserv, send e-mail to: isn-subscribe (at) lists.riseup.net
or visit: http://lists.riseup.net/www/info/isn
*a monthly ISN monthly Action Alert! listserv, go to webpage http://lists.riseup.net/www/info/isn-digest
Please join our following listservs:
Asian American Labor Activism Alert! Listserv, send-e-mail to: api-la-subscribe (at) lists.riseup.net
or visit: http://lists.riseup.net/www/info/api-la
NYC Immigrant Alert!: New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania areas immigrant workers information and alerts, send e-mail to: nyc-immigrantalert-subscribe (at) lists.riseup.net
or visit: http://lists.riseup.net/www/info/nyc-immigrantalert
US-Mexico Border Information: No Militarization of Borders! Support Immigrant Rights! send e-mail to: Border01-subscribe (at) yahoogroups.com
or visit: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Border01/
This work is in the public domain
Don't Be Too Friendly
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19 Jun 2006
Half the attendees will be from the FBI and Immigration.