Now Playing: CIVIL RIGHT HUMAN RIGHT - YOUR DAMN RIGHT!
May 1st 2007
In support of immigrant rights:
No shopping, no work, no school!
Demand an end to
"Deportations & raids"
Fight for equal rights for
U.S. and foreign born!
Across the country on Tuesday, May 1st 2007, tens of thousands of workers are expected to take to the streets once again to say no to anti-immigrant, anti-worker policies.
The demonstrations are a continuation of last year’s historic marches of undocumented and documented immigrants as well as their supporters against the highly repressive and punitive Sensenbrenner legislation that criminalized workers.
The current raids and deportations in cities across the country carried out by ICE (Immigration & Customs Enforcement) are just as deplorable and unacceptable.
By singling out Latinos, Asians, Muslims, Caribbeans, and Africans they are thoroughly racist. Not only are they meant to warn immigrants that they better not fight against super-exploitation, it is a message to all working people in this country. As the economic crisis deepens workers—whether they are foreign or U.S. born—are being warned that they had better accept these conditions. The raids and the anti-immigrant climate are designed to bust unions as well as to foster divisions among U.S. and foreign born workers.
But workers are fighting back. Across the country, the most exploited and poorest workers are standing together. Day laborers, for example are standing up to racist attacks whether they emanate from goons or from local city or state officials.
Others are standing up as well. Several unions such as the International Longshore Workers Union, Local 10 and the San Francisco Labor Council are passing resolutions in favor of May 1st and mobilizing to get people out on May Day. In , a UFCW local pushed the May 1st event at a labor event demanding justice for Smithfield workers in .
The International Action Center , a member of the May 1st Coalition and the National Movement for Worker and Immigrant Rights, is actively supporting these efforts in every way possible. We urge you to do the same!
Here is how you can help:
((1)) Endorse the May 1st action in your city and nationally.
To endorse or to find out events visit
- ((2)) Donate to help build May Day events. Donations are urgently needed! Please make checks/money orders payable to "May 1st Movement" (on-line donations will be accepted shortly) and mail to:
- National May 1st Movement for Worker & Immigrant Rights
c/o United Teachers
- ((3)) Download flyers and help get the word out. For national flyer, click here English Español. For the flyers, click here: English Español