Who – March 25th Coalition (sponsored by coalition members and the 100+ organizations that support its efforts)
What – Press Conference with March 25th Coalition to make the following demands: “No Compromise” on the Hagel-Martinez legislation; full legalization now; and no “Border War” or militarization of the U.S.-Mexico border
Where – Edward Roybal Federal Building, 300 N. Los Angeles Street, Los Angeles, 90012 (the west side facing the Los Angeles mall; nearest cross street is East Temple Street) Click here for a map.
When – Tuesday, May 23, 2006, 4 p.m.
Why – Senators Feinstein and Boxer represent California, the largest state of the union and home to the greatest number of immigrants. March 25th Coalition members feel they have not demonstrated leadership on immigration reform because they do not oppose the Hagel-Martinez legislation and both voted for the construction of the border wall amendment introduced last week.
Visual – Individual and group pictures/videos with the March 25th Coalition
The March 25th Coalition is comprised of many groups, including but not limited to, labor, community-based, and immigrant rights organizations. Jesse Diaz, Nativo Lopez, Javier Rodriguez, Jorge Rodriguez and Gloria Saucedo are the official spokespersons. The Coalition has called on religious, labor, and community groups, as well as the immigrant communities nationally, to participate in recent pro-immigrant rallies and marches; these include the following: Great March of March 25, April 10th National Day of Action, and the May 1st “Day Without Immigrants” Great American Boycott.