Immigrants Plan for Nationwide Rallies

By Jonathan Adams Apr 30, 2008

It’s almost May Day. Known as International Worker’s Day, May 1 is cememorated in different ways all over the world. Advocates for immigrant rights have been marching on this day for years, and this year will be no different. Rallying against the lack of basic civil rights available to members of our communities, the Associated Press reports,

Activists predict turnout for the more than 200 events planned Thursday from Seattle to Miami will be far less than in years past. But they say efforts demanding comprehensive immigration legislation — including pathways to citizenship for the estimated 12 million illegal immigrants living in the U.S. — have extended beyond the streets.

If you know about a march or rally in your area, let us know. Here’s a list of Bay Area rallies and marches. H/T ImmigrationProf JUSTICE FOR IMMIGRANTS – JUSTICE FOR ALL! Stop ICE Raids and Deportations! May 1, 2008 – International Workers Day and March for Immigrant Rights in Oakland! South Asian Network will celebrate with two marches. Artesia, CA Meet 9:30 a.m., march begins 10:00 a.m. sharp Contact (562) 403-0488 x 102 or for more information. Voces de la Frontera Wisconsin civil rights march on May 1 Marchers will assemble in Milwaukee at 10.30 a.m. at S. 5th and Washington and proceed to a rally at Veteran’s Park.