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May Day Immigration National Strike, National Boycott, National Walkout
10 Apr 2006
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 (at) 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
See also:
http://www.nohr4437.org/
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Re: May Day Immigration National Strike, National Boycott, National Walkout
10 Apr 2006
MAY DAY! JOIN THE CALL FOR A GENERAL STRIKE

Meeting to plan a day of direct action in Boston on May 1

In solidarity with immigrant communities and with the call from the March 25th Coalition for a nationwide general strike:

"We will settle for nothing less than full amnesty and dignity for the millions of undocumented workers presently in the U.S."

Monday, April 10
6:30
Meet at the rally for immigrant rights.
Copley Place. Corner of Boylston and Dartmouth.

May Day Boston (ad hoc coalition), BAAM, Operation: Over
Re: May Day Immigration National Strike, National Boycott, National Walkout
10 Apr 2006
Most illegal immigrants have social security contribution deducted from their paycheck because they give a fake ssn. That money goes into the pot and they stand no chance of collecting it.
Re: May Day Immigration National Strike, National Boycott, National Walkout
10 Apr 2006
"Immigrants contribute..." I don't think there is any dispute that immigrants contribute to society. Most Americans are immigrants or decendants of immigrants. This bill has nothing to do with lawful immigration, it has to do with unlawful immigration.

"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!"

Is the plan to only have illegal immigrants not go to school, not shop and not go to work? It doesn't make sense to have all immigrants not go to work, or the entire nation would take the day off. I don't think you'll prove anyone wrong as nobody is disputing the need for immigrants, they are disputing the illegal immigrants effect on society.
mexican lover
10 Apr 2006
I love Mexican kids so stop Proposition 209!!!!!!
Re: May Day Immigration National Strike, National Boycott, National Walkout
10 Apr 2006
If it is the illegal people you are targeting, have you ever stopped and thought about where the legal immigrants come from? Then proposition 209 is saying that they no longer want any more help from the people that risk their lives not to affect anyone, but to work, since when has work been something wrong/
Re: May Day Immigration National Strike, National Boycott, National Walkout
10 Apr 2006
Legal immigrants come from all over the world...I don't see your point there.

"since when has work been something wrong"...well, if you come to America unlawfully and do not have the proper documentation to work, it's been wrong for you to work in America from the moment you stepped foot onto our soil.

If these illegal immigrants came to America legally, they wouldn't have to risk their life...what is not understood about that? Many of them, however, still would be in their homeland...you have to wait in line to become an American, if you don't like that...then migrate elsewhere.
Look At the Sunny Side
11 Apr 2006
Why Am I upset? Life is Good. No legislation will pass in Congress. The nation is deadlocked. Latino illegals will never be legalized. They wll simply remain a servant class. Hopefully, in a couple of years, they will see that no one really gives a d about a bunch of unregistered voters or voters who don't vote or more importantly, voters who live in Democratic districts that Republicans dont give a s about! Hopefully MS13 and the hombres will get frustrated and Rioto. Bueno!

We do however need to exempt Latino illegals from education requirements. They will support us on that. (No Germanic/Jewish/Anglo-Saxon /Asian lust for improvement or appreciation of abstract ideas).

Whethen gets screwed? African Americans. Oh well. IF they want their fair share, there are plenty of books and films about ol MLK and hwo to go about it. But you have to fight for it. And the brothers be chillin to hip hop, an doin some ho. So maybe we gets our rights, mebbe not.

So who wins? The Man. As Always.
Re: May Day Immigration National Strike, National Boycott, National Walkout
12 Apr 2006
We should not try to project our political agendas and traditions on people just trying to make a living. Illegal immigrants support families back home as well as here. This demonstration was remarkable. But don't expect ongoign involvement any more than regular blue collar Americans have time for politics. Raising kids and feeding mouths is very time consuming.

Keep a sense of proportion. Do what is practical.
Re: May Day Immigration National Strike, National Boycott, National Walkout
12 Apr 2006
who will clean my toilet?
Re: May Day Immigration National Strike, National Boycott, National Walkout
21 Apr 2006
I don't think Americans are trying to stop anyone from having a good life. I think it's more of a you have to stop somewhere thing. Not EVERYONE can move here, we have to have regulations and laws and rules or else there is chaos. I support the immigrants, I think this strike is an amazing effort to get something that seems so intangible. But full amnesty? You can't get the pot of gold if you don't follow the rainbow... Know what I'm sayn?